Not at all what I expected, and all the better for that.
It’s interesting reading this and reflecting upon the influence it
still has from Buffy to Twilight to True Blood. The darkness of the
Un-Dead (Stoker’s original title) must have been a real shocker at the
time – there are some wonderful and twisted ideas on there.
Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (which I kinda put in the same camp).
Those are also original and impactful, but are much tighter, pacier
novels. At 500 pages, Dracula is crushingly overlong – it desperately needs
some, er, blood letting – and the sexism really grates, even for
I’m a sucker for repetitive beats and M.E.S. barking in German
This summertime outdoor art exhibition and, er, Campari bar is in its fifth year. I first visited in 2009 and shamefully have only just got round to going this year.
This old ZX Spectrum game would translate perfectly for the iPhone.
Much like DoodleJump, it’d simply be a matter of tilting to steer.
bit of nostalgia.
Delighted to get one of my pix in the Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2011/sep/20/william-blake
Went to a wonderful event in the park this lunchtime. Poetry, walk, art installation and tree planting.
In 1765 at the age of 8, William Blake saw his first vision while walking on Peckham Rye. ‘A tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars.’
In collaboration with the Blake Society and the Forestry Commission, an oak sapling was saved from the eroding margins of England and transplanted to Peckham Rye as an invitation to future generations of Peckham Angels.
FSK – I Wish I Could Sprechen Sie Deutsch
This would probably only work in somewhere painfully trendy in
Shoreditch, but I can see it being novel/fun if a bar let the
customers choose the music by projecting a collaborative Spotify
playlist on the wall and letting anyone edit it.
Lovely art exhibition in the temple in Nunhead Cemetery