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Dec
21

Time for a little retrospection . . .

You must be freezing . . . Put your clothes back on!

Oh, leave them off and we’ll warm wash each other in rhetoric . . .

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I’ve decided to stop apologising for the, sometimes lengthy, delay in posts. This time it’s for good reason . . . I have a new job. Hoorah! Started a about three weeks ago, but can’t really talk about it as I was made to sign a form saying I wouldn’t. A little unlike me to conform quite so tightly but I also don’t want to run the risk of associating anything I say here with my employer. Intrigued? Well you’ll just have to live with it.

Christmas and the New Year are hurtling their way towards us like a sherry tanked uncle, and consequently writing becomes a little less frantic. (Thank god I’ve never been asked to do a panto!) With this new found wealth of time I’d like to take the opertunity to look back a little over this year and discuss some of the work I’ve created or been involved with that might have passed this blog by. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be putting up little posts looking at projects and posting some long over due material I thought you might like.

Me being introspective

Me being introspective

Before we embark upon this odyssey of self indulgence I though I’d let you know about a few things that have been tickling my ‘yay meter’ . . .

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I’ve made a couple of short plays available online. Head over to the rather splendid Bushgreen and you can check out either of the pieces I produced for Latitude Festival in the last two years. There’s a small fee involved of £1.38 each, but hardly breaks the bank does it? If you are a fellow playwright, or someone interested in new writing at all I can’t recommend the site highly enough as it lets you to interact, collaborate and read selected work of some of the most interesting up and coming international playwrights. (Still in beta and I hope has a very bright future)

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I want to drop a little nod towards Brand Magazine . . . I was given a copy of this recently after a poetry reading I took part in (more on that soon) and cannot begin to say how much I’ve enjoyed reading it. It’s rare that I’ll pick up a magazine like this, and even rarer that I’ll re-read it. The but the caliber of work in it is very impressive. It’s published bi-annually and therefore worth the £15 fee. Head over to their site and have a look at some of the lengthy extracts if you want to try before you buy . . .

Brand Mag Autumn / Summer

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One last little link to fill your Christmas culture stomachs . . .

Introducing the astonishing . . .

Fascinating . . .

Cornucopia that is . . .

Ubu Web

Many of you may already know about it, but for those that don’t I can promise you hours of fascinated clicking.

It’s best described in their own words . . .

UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts.”

There’s an old Guardian blog linking to some works worth look, but my recommendation is to check out the rather brilliant podcasts they sporadically release.

I’ll put up a list of my personal recommendations sometime soon.

That’s all for now. Talk to you again v soon!

Big love,

Jon

2 comments

  1. Becky Martin says:

    Hello, Bush Green has led me to your blog!

    I have left you a message on your wall there, but would be interested in talking to you about Two’s Tales.

    Sorry for the two wall posts attack but I am on a time limit and am quite excitied about your work and would like to make contact.

    Becky

    1. silentjon says:

      Hey Becky,

      Nice to hear from u. I’m off to the cinema at the moment but will send ou an email when I get back.

      Look forward to talking to you soon.

      Jon

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