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Those of you who read Dusted have noticed an erratic publishing schedule this calendar year. We aim to change that now, with Dusted temporarily moving in exile to Tumblr. Twitter link to follow, but you can find the site and new reviews from all of the Dusted writers (and eventually, from me) at http://dustedmagazine.tumblr.com.
Official announcement: https://twitter.com/dustedinc/status/407335882190893057
I recently wrote the introduction for Bob Dylan’s new art exhibition at The Halcyon Gallery in London.
It’s quite good (the exhibition, maybe not my writing); and those four people who might be reading this, you should really try to go and see it. If you are in London that is.
Found a cure for writer’s block
to a young child:
Márgarét, áre you gríeving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leáves like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! ás the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you wíll weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sórrow’s spríngs áre the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What heart heard of, ghost guessed:
It ís the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Copyright owners really do not sell their cause when they themselves cannot see where the boundaries lie… people will take them less seriously, others will feel more persecuted, most will give even less of a damn about serious infringement. There are battles to be fought for copyright, this is not one of them. Have sense of humour for god’s sake.
The Smiths licensing company (Universal Music Publishing Group) has started requesting posts be removed from This Charming Charlie. So far 6 posts have been removed, and it is increasing every hour. If you like the page, please save copies of the comics to your own computer.
It was fun while it lasted, I wish Morrissey and Marr were a bit more understanding.
In the early years of space flight, both Russians and Americans used pencils in space. Unfortunately, pencil lead is made of graphite, a highly conductive material. Snapped graphite leads and particles in zero gravity are hugely problematic, as they will get sucked into the air ventilation or electronic equipment, easily causing shorts or fires in the pure oxygen environment of a capsule.
After the fire in Apollo 1 which killed all the astronauts on board, NASA required a writing instrument that wasn’t a fire hazard. Fisher spent over a million dollars (of his own money) creating a pressurized ball point pen, which NASA bought at $2.95 each. The Russian space program also switched over from pencils shortly after.
40 years later snide morons on the internet still snigger about it, because snide morons on the internet never know what they are talking about.
i have been away. consumed with writing a piece for a London gallery on an upcoming Bob Dylan art exhibition. if i am allowed, i will post the text here once it has been finalised by the editior. exciting… being paid to write… that makes me sound like a writer… though that doesn’t seem true… i mean, look at all of the ellipses…