Monday, May 29, 2017

Vitamin C

Check out this animated documentary by Matthew Ingram a/k/a the Man like Woebot - a delightfully rendered, deeply researched edutainment, that's full of fascinating details about the discovery of Vitamin C, the effects of deficiency, and the vaunted benefits of higher-than-the-RDA doses.

Talking of things that are nourishing and delectable at the same time, Matt has recently made available at a new budget price his blog compendium The Big Book of Woe (which features a foreword by yours truly). Just shy of 1200 pages, it now goes for only $2.99! That's a quarter of a cent per page, man - cor you're gonna be sorted!! The only way now to read this "golden age of blogging" legend, The Big Book of Woe is purchasable here.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

My Guardian feature on Doctors of Madness and Richard Strange, pegged around their excellent Cherry Red box set Perfect Past and upcoming UK tour.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

some things in Italy

This weekend I will be attending Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino - the International Book Fair in Turin - in tandem with minimum fax, who are publishing Shock and Awe in Italy later this year and have also picked up Retromania and Rip It Up And Start Again (Post-punk 1978-1984 as it's known over there). Then on Tuesday the following week I'll be in Rome for an event.

Torino, Saturday May 20 

Salone Internazionale del Libro, Lingotto Fiere, via Nizza 294 

2-4 pm I'll be at the minimum fax stand 

4.30 pm - Sala Blu - discussion with journalists Valerio Mattioli and Luca Valtorta

Rome,  Tuesday May 23rd

Salotto di Monk, via Giuseppe Mirri35

9-30 PM - discussion with Valerio Mattioli 

Our covers are now made in Turin by robots!” - Green