See also here.
Dave Robinson, one of the British music business’s towering figures, has sent me this lovely pop-reggae tune from Madness man Lee Thompson’s project.
It’s great for this sunny Bank Holiday; Bitty McLean is on top vocal form.
Fair takes me back to seeing Madness in their North London Invaders incarnation support a jazz-rock trio (!) at Camden Town’s Dublin Castle, and before that the graffito ‘Kix’ emblazoned around 70s teenage nexus Golders Green tube station (courtesy of Thompson).
On April 9 George O’Dowd and I will be in conversation at the V&A; the subject is David Bowie’s visual style.
French newspaper Libération’s coverage of the White Noise show in Chaumont included a section on my Barney Bubbles exhibit The Past The Present & The Possible.
Marie Lechner’s report – see here – points to Bubbles’ “spirit of protest and fun” shared by other White Noise exhibitors such as French design/music magician Shoboshobo (aka Mehdi Hercberg).
Visit Shoboshobo’s site here.
White Noise – curated by Sophie Demay and Etienne Hervy – is on until Sunday (June 10). Thereafter it will be open for a week exclusively for schools, colleges and general educational purposes.
Photographer Ivan Jones dropped by this week to take my portrait for a forthcoming book about the design business Burro. Contributors have been asked to wear garments they bought from the company for Ivan’s portraits.
I was a regular customer of the Burro outlet in Covent Garden’s Floral Street (and wrote about the label here).
Pippa Brooks has captured a section of Kate Moross’s video installation at the current Mindful Of Art exhibition.
I commissioned Kate to come up with a visual accompaniment to my DJ set at Glastonbury this summer, and am blown away by her achievement in manipulating and activating artwork by Barney Bubbles.
Read Pippa’s report from the show here.
Mindful Of Art is at the Old Vic Tunnels until Tuesday (September 27). Details here. Catch it if you can
Here’s another from from Stagger Lee‘s trick bag (click on the title):
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – A Smashing Indictment Of Character (Alternative Tentacles)
Not well know in the UK, which is a shame, this Denver band operate somewhere between the Violent Femmes, The Bad Seeds, The Handsome Family and Th’Legendary Shack Shakers, so we’re talking a whole lot of southern gothic fire’n'brimstone’n'fornicatin’n'whiskey. Probably the best recent band I’ve discovered lately, even though they’ve been around a decade or more.