I mean it made no secret of it, it tells you straight away. The film opens with a quote from Wikipedia, and the text on the screen that tells you the source of the quote is delayed, as if knowingly. That’s telling you, as if you didn’t already know having seen the trailer and heard … Continue reading Why Cocaine Bear isn’t the film we want, but the film we need, and how I don’t really believe that statement I just like its impact, and also how having long clunky titles like this is fun
North Korean Ducks
A version of this was published on SouthEastAsiaBackpacker, some time ago. It's featured in my upcoming book, Pyrenean Wild Life, available on Welfordpress.co.uk, 21st April. It finds me wherever I go, but this weekend I’m breaking free of routine. It’s a sneaky fox and it always gets me, hiding under the veil of freshness, but … Continue reading North Korean Ducks
On attributing Bristol City’s upturn in form to acoustics, and other semi-related thoughts about the sanitisation of modern football
I’m not a Bristol City fan, but they are part of my life. I’ve attended a few games this season, mostly because I get tickets for free from my workplace, which happens to be their homeground. Almost all the students are supporters, so I feel like I’ve developed a soft spot for them, even if … Continue reading On attributing Bristol City’s upturn in form to acoustics, and other semi-related thoughts about the sanitisation of modern football
Sirhowy Valley, Week #2
Another Sunday spent investigating the contaminated Ty Llwyd Quarry site, this time with local councillors Janine Reed and Jan Jones. Followed by a hike up the opposite side of the valley. This thing is taking shape now, and there will be much more to come in the near future. But for now here are some … Continue reading Sirhowy Valley, Week #2
A day around the Sirhowy River.
This fine Sunday saw me and my photographer friend Matthew Broadhead travelling to South Wales to look into the effects of a chemical dump by Monsanto in the 1970s. We started researching this thing recently and have found there's a whole world of stuff going on, and it's all ultimately a result of post-industrialism in … Continue reading A day around the Sirhowy River.
The Gardener of Eden – Anniversary, almost.
Just because it's been a little bit over a year since this story was published. https://www.openpen.co.uk/open-pen-issue-twenty-eight/ https://www.litromagazine.com/usa/2021/08/the-gardener-of-eden/ The Gardener of Eden The gardener of Eden is a lonely man. If anyone were to watch him while he inspects every blade of grass and every petal of every flower, or while he murderously hunts for weeds, … Continue reading The Gardener of Eden – Anniversary, almost.
Notebooks #6 – The Library
Notebooks #5 – An Away Fan in Disguise
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Notebooks #4 – Another Paradox
Notebooks #3 – The Indifference of the Quiet