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Music only exists in the mind of the Imaginer.
Sentimentality will be my eventual downfall.
Let's be 'weak' together. Every dream we ever had, all at once.
Not in this song, but in YOU.
THE STRONG OF THE FUTURE: NIETZSCHE'S ACCELERATIONIST FRAGMENT IN DELEUZE & GUATTARI'S "ANTI-OEDIPUS"
I swear all this self-promotion will end soon, but 'til then, I gotta a couple things out on the shelves in W H Smiths (in UK; available on-line, I'm sure, if yr in the States or Fortress Europe).
First up, is the Commando comic I wrote - "Charge... or Die!" - with art by the amazing Vicente Alcazar (who's had a helluva career in comics - very chuffed to be working with him!). It's something I've wanted to do for years - write a Commando tale - really pleased I finally got the chance!
...and my four part run with artist Dave Kendall on the Dark Judges from the Judge Dredd universe in 2000AD comes to an end this week in Prog 1949 with a tale about Judge Death himself. And what an amazing cover Dave turned in for this. Iconic is an over-used word, but I think people will be referring back to this for years. It feels like a classic to me.
This run has been a lot of fun to do. Sure, it's been dark, but there's be a lot of humour in it too. Hope people have enjoyed it.
Also, I seem to have a couple of pieces in this month's Wire magazine - my first W H Smith's hat-trick!
Back to 'normal' soon, I promise.
Saw Woven Skull at TOR fest; they were fantastic. two drummers at one point (or did I imagine that?), but playing at different ends of the church. Some niiice, fierce builds; someone described them as "a rural Godspeed!" I think... don't agree; it's a very different deal: a different tone and pace to the playing, more - dare I say it? - 'spiritual'. Maybe spirited would be a better description; they were certainly feisty-sounding when I saw them, very *emmm* rhythmic that day. Saw Godspeed 4 times in 2 or 3 days a few years ago - think I wrote about it somewhere - maybe one of my lost blogs -- yes, there were builds, but they were incredibly monolithic-sounding, very 'political' - quite astounding, in fact - sounded like armies on the move, uprisings, historical surges. Woven Skull surged inwardly; moved internally, rather than 'built' outwardly. I enjoyed them a LOT.
Sunday lunchtime at TOR, I got dragged into playing w/ an expanded, harmonium-boosted version of Raising Holy Sparks by Dave Colohan that included Kemper Norton, Glen Steenkiste, Sophie Cooper and - I think - Woven Skull's drummer (Willy?) which was one of the personal-experience highlights of my year so far.
Anyways, the point of all this was that WS have a new tape out...