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THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN, WEEK TWO – ‘MEWLING AND PUKING’

Tomorrow, July 2nd, is the second week of the Seven Ages of Man Memoir-writing class at the Hatchery Press.                 We’re going to discuss and write about the extent to which, as infants, our basic … Continue reading

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THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN – WEEK ONE: ‘IMPREGNATION’. (FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS)

The Seven Ages of Man memoir-writing class. Episode One, ‘Impregnation’ – a free introductory class. Continue reading

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THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN: A MEMOIR WRITING CLASS – SUMMER 2015

THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN – A MEMOIR WRITING CLASS AT THE HATCHERY PRESS, 5611 CLINTON ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90004 Continue reading

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The Impotence of Being Nearest Book Tour

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Caps, Lats, Traps and Bitch Tits

The San Gorgonio Pass marks the beginning of Coachella Valley. The San Bernardino Mountains to the north of Interstate 10 are draped into stream canyons. To the south, the San Jacinto range, luminescent with schist, looks like mounds of fire … Continue reading

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Weather for the High Stool

I’ve never come across such a deserted place as Bridgend on the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday Tuesday.  Here’s a photograph of Wyndham Street: I had dinner at Natraj Tandoori – the only restaurant that was open. Afterwards, I walked all … Continue reading

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Heading to England

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Publicity week

The Pogues flew back to London last Friday.  Since then, I’ve been doing publicity for the book.  First it was the Laugharne Weekend in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, where Dylan Thomas lived, in the boathouse.  His writing shed (with a tatty woollen … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom Cobley and the Lash – March 17th

I don’t know how many bands have taken up playing, on St Patrick’s Day night, from beginning to end, Rum Sodomy and the Lash, the record we made in 1985, produced by Elvis Costello. In years past, Decemberists’ splinter group KMRIA (short for Kiss … Continue reading

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Hey Ho

NOT PART OF ‘HERE COMES EVERYBODY’ BUT STILL Strings reminiscent of Bobby Goldsboro’s “Summer (the First Time)” Human whistling (from the halls of Slade Art School and an empty flat in Bolton) Clown at the end of Twelfth Night: A … Continue reading

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