Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mandelson and Rankin

In The Sunday Times:

*I travel to China with Lord Mandelson in the course of which trip he says something rather surprising.

*I talk to Ian Rankin about graphic novels.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wild Horses

It has come to my attention that Subo covers Wild Horses on her first album. This was a song written by Mick 'n' Keef when the latter was inspired by the great Gram Parsons. It is, I note, 334th in the Rolling Stone list of greatest songs of all time, a list which mysteriously excludes Schubert's An die Musik. Wild Horses is a fine country song with exceptional lyrics. I text Nige with the Subo news. 'I wish I didn't know that,' he replies.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Generation A

Sorry. Busy. But, meanwhile, you should read my interview with Douglas Coupland and Ironic Daughter's Spectator article on Damien Hirst at St Paul's.