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Sun, Dec. 4th, 2011, 12:46 am

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Sat, Dec. 3rd, 2011, 10:28 pm
Passage Of Time

In the last 3 years and 1 month, I have been through 1 marriage, 1 divorce, 1 conviction, 2 laptops, 3 operating systems, 4 employers and 4 addresses. I'm hoping the next 3 years (at least) will be a little less eventful.

Sun, Nov. 2nd, 2008, 01:59 pm

Originally uploaded by scorzonera
Dark, dull, rainy day. I'd been looking forward to spending my first Sunday off in several weeks out with the cameras - waste of time in weather like this. So I had a mooch around the house and quite like the light in this corner.

Sun, Nov. 2nd, 2008, 10:21 am

Fun filth - cool creativity.

Fri, Oct. 31st, 2008, 01:48 pm
More Quentin Crisp

In addition to the forthcoming documentary I now hear that a film - a "biopic" - is about to be released with John Hurt again taking the role of Quentin 30 years on.
Great news but I can't for the life of me remember where I heard or read this.
So it may be a dream, albeit a good one for a change.

Fri, Sep. 19th, 2008, 10:03 pm
Tower Project and the whole earth

The nine haiku created by wordsmith for the tower project are online here .

Technoccult is running posts linked to an oral history of The Whole Earth Catalog which would link nicely with my project to make every page of The Whole Earth Catalog available as a .torrent if I got my finger out and got on with the mammoth, tedious task.

So far I've managed about half of the relatively tiny "Last Supplement". I'll finish...soon...

Wed, Sep. 17th, 2008, 07:39 pm
Quentin Crisp

Fri, Sep. 12th, 2008, 04:04 pm

Passing a free half hour browsing for Ken Campbell books or DVDs this morning, I came across his obituary which I certainly didn't expect.

Campbell was a great man of the 20th century - intelligent, creative and entertaining. Within the last ten years Quentin Crisp, Spalding Gray and now Campbell have died, and I turned to thinking, who are the great raconteurs now that these three masters have gone?

Stephen Fry, Alan Bennett, Gore Vidal, Jonathan Miller and Brian Sewell sprang to mind, and I'm sure Holly Johnson and Marianne Faithfull could do more than hold my attention for a couple of hours if she put her mind to it and once he had begun "living his third act", as Campbell put it in his 2004 interview for Theatre Voice".

But there was something about the quality, delivery and honesty of Crisp, Gray and Campbell's material that set them apart from the above mentioned. Perhaps they were part of a dying breed? More likely a new generation has yet to find its feet, or voice.

I was fortunate enough to be in the audience for "An Evening With Quentin Crisp" at Sheffield City Hall around twenty years ago, but never saw Gray or Campbell in performance.

It may be a while before I have the opportunity to see their like in performance again.

Mon, Sep. 8th, 2008, 09:09 am

The new web site is online at scorzonera.co.uk

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