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    i like the book the swedenborg society put out. its good. about blake.

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    its a gentle book but a lovely one. ghost milk was unreadable and the hackney book was twee. this restored some of my faith in him, although there was nothing new there.

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    So are all the artist-poet-visionary types he talks about in Lights Out - Gavin Jones, Aidan Dun, Chris Petit etc - actually the great lost visionaries of our age, or is he just puffing his mates? Patrick Keiller I like...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slothrop View Post
    So are all the artist-poet-visionary types he talks about in Lights Out - Gavin Jones, Aidan Dun, Chris Petit etc - actually the great lost visionaries of our age, or is he just puffing his mates? Patrick Keiller I like...
    I saw Chris Petit at a talk with IS and they were reminiscing/bitching about how they used to get commissioned to make docs by the BBC but it didn't happen any more. Not hugely interesting but ok.

    Then I watched Petit's film Radio On which I found extremely boring.

    Have you read Patrick Wright's A Journey through Ruins? IS bigs it up all the time and it is good. Fascinating reading about Dalston in the 80s. Each chapter is a bit like a self-contained essay and the topics vary widely from Bow Quarter (currently in the news cos missiles are going to positioned there for the Olympics) and it's changing status and occupation through 80s and perceived yuppies moving there to fluoride in the water.

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    wrights book is very good. kellior is very good but yes, it is essentially nepotism.

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    Yes isn't life in your 20s exceptional- a filmic sequence of seratoninotinous polaroid snapshots, budding intellects at full throttle...

    a desperate kind of groovy!

    As pornography is to erotica, so life in your 20s is to reality.

    All of which reminds me "craner"- I saw your uncle yesterday- he was pushing a pram full of greasy old newspapers round Catford in lederhosen.
    lool.

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    I remember that assault.

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    king-mob.net

    he's doing a series of film screenings...

    john smith's hackney marshes from 1976 (anyone here seen it?) is showing tonight - considering going if i feel less ill in the next few hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fokse vektaire xeven View Post
    Yes isn't life in your 20s exceptional- a filmic sequence of seratoninotinous polaroid snapshots, budding intellects at full throttle...

    a desperate kind of groovy!

    As pornography is to erotica, so life in your 20s is to reality.

    All of which reminds me "craner"- I saw your uncle yesterday- he was pushing a pram full of greasy old newspapers round Catford in lederhosen.



    it seems to be getting more ridiculous by the post.
    I saw the London Orbital video just recently, worth a look, though unfortunately now tainted by the Audi advert Sinclair did- I kept on expecting him to say, "Especially in a car as comfortable as this one". But he didn't.
    Nonetheless there is the notion of ecstasy as a third of Thatcherisms' invisible triangle, with attendant interviews...

    Lud Heat really is very good as well. It has the quality of channeling. One of those books you can have around and open at random.

    & you only have to write one book after all.
    So many attacks on Craner. Vicious, unhinged, obsessed.

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    It's funny when you stumble across people completely losing it in old posts. I imagine a lot of them don't even remember what they were angry about. I saw one in the grime thread the other day.

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    Dunno maybe you'll give a fuck something real happened anywhere else but the old dude continuum in London.


    Yeah lads still shot round my way, some dude got the fuck kicked out of him for no reason right between the private hospital and a primary school, left for dead and a taxi ran him over, killed the kid a few months back...

    You want to big up the fallacy of road yeah? Grow up.

    George Ezra was their soundtrack.

    London is the one.

    Big up London's music scene and grime we're the true soundtrack to that shit...

    We do trap now... On 1Xtra.

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    I’m surprised I haven’t posted this here yet:
    http://www.metamute.org/editorial/ar...on-east-london

    By John Barker of Stoke Newington 8 infamy.

    I enjoyed Hackney’s Red Rose and Lights Out For The Territory and London Orbital. He’s good when he just crops up in random places like The Today Programme, confusing people.

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    Can highly recommend the reissue by jarett kobek of 'the Kodak mantra diaries'. Excellent writing. Alot more enjoyable than anything I've read of his recently. It's the start of things really. U also get the backstory on renchi. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/09964218..._KR5CDb1WG8ZX7

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    This interview between kobek and Sinclair is also good http://solarluxuriance.com/walking.html I've come to think though that psychogeography is a bit of a dead end now. Mindfulness for middle aged bald men.

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