Paul’s hair, friends in town, lovely art books, the end of slavery?

March 26, 2007

For a while Paul has been talking about getting his hair cut but he just couldn’t decide where to go. Last week we ended up doing it at home in the bathroom. We hacked away at it and cut it a lot shorter at the back and made it a bit shorter on top. I’m so jealous of people with curly hair that their hair can look good after chopping away at it at home. So his hair is looking quite nice and a bit shorter. Wish I had a photo!

On Sunday we hung out with Paul’s friend Dani. We wandered around in town, went to a couple of coffee shops, heard how Dani’s health is (it’s been exactly a year since her diagnosis of breast cancer), her PhD (it’s been on hold for a year, as you can imagine), her music (her latest band is Vineland), and we told her what we have been up to since leaving Aus ten months ago.
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Banksy

March 26, 2007

I went to the Andipa gallery to see a Banksy exhibition on Saturday which was the last day of the exhibition (actually, the Guardian’s Guide says it was, but I just saw on the Andipa website that it’s been extended to April 5). I love Banksy’s graffiti that he is well-known for and would love to get his book Wall and Piece.
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Left, front cover of Banksy’s book Wall and Piece, right, some of Banksy’s artwork on the wall dividing Israel and Palestine.
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Books recommended by my therapist

March 24, 2007

In my first session, my therapist, [who is a middle-aged, American woman – in case you care about such things] recommended I get three books:
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Is this guy for real?

March 22, 2007

I can’t get enough of Daxflame!

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Bill Hicks on marketing

March 21, 2007

I like big books and I cannot lie

March 21, 2007

Yesterday I went to the other side of London (well sort of) to borrow the Illuminatus! Trilogy from an Islington library. Damn Ealing libraries only had a couple of copies and they seemed to be out. Luckily I have library cards from two different boroughs. I wonder if I could get a library card from all 33 boroughs? Now there’s a thought for some kind of book-lovers art project! I could compare the library cards! The book (of three novels) is about 800 pages long and I only have it out for three weeks. The authors, Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson were working together at Playboy magazine, editing the forum of readers’ letters and they got so many about various conspiracies that they decided to write a book of them. So these novels are full of conspiracies which I think will be quite amusing. I love conspiracies. I have heard quite a lot about September 11, 2001. I’m looking forward to three novels-worth!
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If you don’t know London you can click on this image and see that I exaggerated when I said that I had to go to the other side of London when I was going from Ealing to Islington (it’s still an hour each way on public transport!).
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The Eye in the Pyramid on Sunday night.

March 21, 2007

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Robert Anton Wilson, left, and the front cover of the Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea.

On Sunday night Paul, Will and I went to the Southbank Centre to see Coldcut play a tribute to Robert Anton Wilson (RAW). Also appearing were Ken Campbell, Bill Drummond and Alan Moore.

I really enjoyed the night even though I am not that familiar with the work of Robert Anton Wilson (I have read a bit about him on the internet but haven’t read any of his books).

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