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the chapter one DVD and book project

Hegelian Biscuits in a Rich Port Solitude – a visit to the Wilson Gallery

“Comedy noses are ground down over six months producing a kind of mince”. The menu hangs on a Cheltenham wall, this is the sort of town you’d expect exclusive cuisine. “mark of the beast under a greasy scalp in an … Continue reading

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Chapter One – Chapter 8 Body popping and Baked beans

The Daily Mail quote on the front cover of Remotely Controlled is “how TV is quite literally killing us”. so get ready for the ride Continue reading

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Chapter One – Chapter 7 Sexual Miscreants and Turtles

Let’s get the DVd over and done with straight away. I have had Julien Donkey Boy for at least seven years. I think I bought it from a play.com sale where they had lots of arthouse for sale so I … Continue reading

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Chapter One – Chapter 6 Offal in the Arthouse and William Morris’s wallpaper intentions

I had a delightful gig at mac in Birmingham (even though I discovered I had wasted possibly minutes capitalizing it with every tweet and facebook mention. It is lower case. I have looked like a case insensitive fool for all … Continue reading

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Chapter One – Chapter 5 (a) Bacon and Suedeheads

My Chapter One project, considered quite stupid by some, has gone awry today. Most of the day was spent talking about Thomas the Tank Engines and some non-fictional trains, as well as the plates on a Stegosaurus’s back, but then … Continue reading

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Chapter One – Chapter 4 (NASA and the phallic intent)

I realize I must become a little harsher with this Chapter One experiment. So far I have only rid myself of From Russia With Love, which was taking up very little space anyway, and The Heart is Deceitful Above All … Continue reading

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Chapter One – Chapter Three (Swedish Dismorphia and Nazi Jokes)

Show Me Love (originally called Fucking Amal in its native Sweden) was one of my favourite films of the late 90s. The story of two teenage girls, one the geeky, one cool, who rail against their provincial existence and eventually … Continue reading

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Chapter One – Chapter Two (Bittersweet and Bond)

In Chapter One of Chapter One I forgot to mention how long the items had been on my shelves or stacked in an unruly pile in the corner of a room. The Heart is Deceitful Above All The Things had … Continue reading

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chapter one – chapter one

For explanation of this blog, see Chapter One – Intro “It is for you to place the beneficial yoke of reason round the necks of the unknown beings who inhabit other planets – still living, it may be, in the … Continue reading

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Chapter One – Introduction

Away from touring The Book Club and preparing for Infinite Monkey Cage and Nine Lessons and carols for Godless People, my next sideline project is Chapter One. I have far too many books and DVDs and not enough time to … Continue reading

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