The Loneliest Jukebox

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Antinomies of Futurology

'Thanks to modern communications - email, MMS messaging and, in particular, Tweets - we were able to find out what the ordinary Iranian people were feeling without filters, restrictions or censorship. Truly amazing.' So says Richard Bacon, writing in Tuesday's Sun, in a 'personal view on how technology shaped the Noughties'.

Maybe. The pace of technological change is truly impressive these days. So how come the BBC still finds it impossible to pay my appearance fee for being a guest on his show in 2009?!!?

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Wright here, right now

Coming soon: The anthology Richard Wright at 100  (ISBN 9789727729395), edited by PAULA ELYSEU MESQUITA and published by Edições Colibri. I've got a chapter in it.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Name names

Promotional guff for video release of Robert Young's Vampire Circus:
'This production set new standards in horror that many feel have yet to be equalled.'* Just who are those 'many'? The public should be told.

* The Video Collection 'Movie Greats' edition, 5014138031695


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Park Hill Flats revisited

Over at the (interesting-looking) Reconstruction 9.3, I have a short review of Owen Hatherley's punchy Militant Modernism. Enjoy!

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