Anniversary

I started this blog in 2004. In that time I have missed very few months, but in the past twelve months, I’ve missed two. This is an indicator of how preoccupied with surviving I have been in the middle of Europe in the early 21st century. Last year, I was chased by a madman accusing me of cannibalism.

This post, plus four more, will get me to the ten year celebratory month.

Happy new everything. Here’s a tunnel to China.

Prix Mobile 31.12.13 and 1.1.14

I’m running the Prix Mobile awards in this club, SUD, on New Year’s Eve. It’s the kind of thing I love doing. It’s a good space to work in, and a great place for art.

I’m working with Auntie Sam who already hosts highly successful Dr Sketchy’s evenings, where enthusiastic drawers and painters work from life models of varying kinds. This is Nini de Paris:

nini

I like the way that the evenings progress, with the models starting with quick poses, but over a couple of hours holding positions longer, as the artists get to grips with their pencils, pens and brushes and start to produce a great variety of images. Fun.

December 2013 Basel Events

On Monday December 2nd I’m performing a sculptural musical piece at Kernzone, Binningen.

Künstler verschenken Kunst täglich vom 1. bis 24. Dezember 2013 – Artists make art daily from 1st to 24th December 2013. Beginn jeweils um 18:30 uhr – Each show begins at 18:30. Info: www.kernzone.net
Kernzone, Benkenstrasse 4, 4102 Binningen
Kernzone Location

Little Too Soon

This song is about two friends, not one. It’s also about me and  you.

Well I called you my friend

Maybe that was a little too soon

After winter’s cold veil

Huddling together in a small room

Flicking through your photographs

Summer sunlight long gone

You came and you went

But not long enough for a swan song

 

What do you have to give

Now everything has been taken?

Because your money isn’t helping now

He’s just a little too late and you cry like a baby..

Wooah wowowoah

 

Caught you, my friend,

Your fingers in the till – did you have your fill?

Such a long way to fall

Just for the pleasure of having it all

You lived for kicks but not for laughs

So much to do as you were undone

You came and you went

But not long enough for a swan song

 

What do you have to give

Now everything has been taken?

Because your money isn’t helping now

He’s just a little too late and you cry like a baby..

Wooah wowowoah

Prix Mobile 2013

After a much-needed period of rebuilding and exploration, I have been able to establish myself in Basel, Switzerland. I am halfway through my next play, I have written some new music, and I am pleased that Prix Mobile 2013 now looks certain to go ahead. I am still searching for sponsors, but I have three now in place.

STREWTH

I have also found a name for my new fashion label.