Tuesday, December 18, 2012

and more time

Songs Our Teachers Learn Us on youtube

First taught 28 years ago when these Distraction Club performers may have been little more than a twinkle.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Wordsworth's pastoral post_code

After attending Eton College ... (Wikipedia entry for Sir John Gurdon)

Monday, October 08, 2012

light entertainment industry

Jim'll Fix It Jimmy Saville Fancy Dress - 1" Badges x 4 
'...People muthed be amuthed, Thquire, thomehow', continued Sleary...
- Charles Dickens, Hard Times (1854)

Note: Blank grey scale pixelated slides appearing above replace images of "JIM'LL FIX IT" badges published in original post. The present blogger did not authorize their current removal or substitution. Whether for technical, copyright or censorial reasons this has occurred at Google blogspot, this post and later related post are now rendered partially meaningless (23/7/13)


Monday, October 01, 2012

invitation to design homebaked technical poetry baccalaureate

Dear Sir/Madam
Sorry for taking your time. Please let me introduce my business. Our company is professional in metal deep processing, with stamping, punching for many many machine parts, buildings, and furniture, bathroom and kitchen hardware, and also make ramps and racks for BBQ grill and shop shelf. We are a big plant, competitive price in the industry. Meanwhile we always produce under customer's design. Please send you design if you have interesting in working together with us.
Thanks a lot.
Ms Chang
Ningbo Tede Metal Products Co., Ltd.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Poets for Pussy Riot (London)

Occasionally, I think of two different rhymes, a good one and a bad one, and I always choose the bad one because it is always the right one.
Alexander Vvedensky 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

slippng down ReverbNation charts

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Egnep Asbestos Cobbing Vintage image from a 1918 publication depicting primitive asbestos mining site conditions at an early development of an asbestos mine in South Africa. Photo caption indicates:
" Cobbing operations, Westerberg Mine, Cape Asbestos Co.."

Friday, April 20, 2012

After Pugh's three-year prison sentence for a failed high street nail - Weller drew Pugh into prison. Wrote him as inmate 136804 HMP Brixton.

A Voice Inside (Home'Baked Books by Michael John Weller, 2010).

Last blog entry February 2012; tables have turned in Weller's Space Opera tale. Pugh draws the writer-in-residence into prison. Writes him as Portland jail inmate.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mike Weller Poetry Feller, Posie Rider (Mossad Press*) (out of print)

Is Posie's title built around "A Minimus Postcode Poem" first read at Writers Forum (New Series) workshop and dedicated to Doug Jones?

If so, time it saw reprint. Has lines beginning and ending ---

"and the little electronic coloured lights go ▪▪▪▪
Phone Cards ▪▪▪▪ Mobile Phone & Accessories ▪▪▪▪
Repairs & Unlocking ▪▪▪▪ "

The poet's myEBook version has some of those so-crap-as-to-be-almost-pointless blurry cell-phone low rez YouTube images Weller pretentiously calls "videographs" just like this one here ---

*Mossad Press is an imprint of Sad Press Books

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Margaret Roberts and a film star

Photograph taken at Dartford Conservative fête 1951.
(from Bromley Times 26/1/12 reviewing The Iron Lady movie)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

political verse

It is impossible to fully grasp Rimbaud’s work, and especially Une Saison en Enfer, if you have not studied through and understood the whole of Marx’s Capital. And this is why no English speaking poet has ever understood Rimbaud. Poetry is stupid, but then again, stupidity is not the absence of intellectual ability but rather the scar of its mutilation.

Copy////pasted from Sean Bonney's September 27 2011 blade pitch @ poet's abandoned buildings for his Commons and Happiness (poems after Rimbaud) publications

Monday, January 02, 2012

Continuing ballad of The Someday Funnies

'The Someday Funnies' ballad veered into present writer's Beat generation Ballads blogged at this spot few times since printed bookwork publication a year ago. See here, here & here.

This ballad was written originally as poetic hommaġe to a 'lost' book of the 1970s. As legendary among sci-fi and comic fans as HP Lovecraft's 'lost' Necronomicon among fans of horror fantasy.

The Someday Funnies as book-myth became topic of study in an article by Bob Levin for an issue of American Comics Journal in 2009. (The Comics Journal considers comic-book and cartoon-strips as art and literary form through serious and scholarly analysis. There is nothing comparable UK where milieu writers have arguably veered to medium of radio and television. And comic-book artists still seem to be perceived as part of some creepy swivel-eyed male geekdom.)

My own understanding adapting beat generation ballads from blog to Veer bookwork at the time was that Levin's lavishly illustrated essay on The Someday Funnies in The Comics Journal was something of a revelation.

What I didn't know was Comics Journal had stimulated interest, not only in Michel Choquette and his lost comic book, but a will to finally publish the hidden hoard of submissions which included a full page contribution from Mike Weller when he was living as alter-ego '70s underground cartoonist, Captain Stelling. Over the years Weller and his 20th century pulp experience has been fictionalized by present author as both historical object and personal subject in Mike's own visual bookwork Space Opera and entry opening decade 21st century worked as prose-fed Michael John home'baked Slow Fiction.

Like olden days when great beat generation US 45rpm singles couldn't make the British hit parade because Tin Pan Alley ruled the charts - The Someday Funnies has not yet hit radar UK - neither comics fandom nor liberal arts media.

And the tombstone of a book is causing a stir on the other side of the pond. Puffed and hyped-up in North America during fall 2011 - conflicting reviews of Choquette's book have since appeared at The Comics Journal website itself where one editor Tim Holder describes his own journal's response as a house divided. This is because original discoverer Bob Levin celebrates publication while Journal co-editor Dan Nadel's disses the book's arrival, backed up by several posts acquiescing with his critique in the comment thread. R. Fiore's later post at the Journal
provides a detailed, much wider critique of selection and content - followed by a long thread with several knowledgeable comments.

Choquette responds to reviews of his book by taking it out of a generic house of comics to wider blogosphere online @ Huffington Post.

Present author composed 'The Someday Funnies' ballad when believed lost. He wouldn't change one visual or written aspect now it's been found.