The Clerkenwell Kid / Blog

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Good Question. The next The Real Tuesday Weld album is written and partly recorded but it keeps getting put on hold because of other projects. Or maybe I am just procrastinating?

(TED)X-RAY AUDIO – 2015

Our X-Ray Audio project is the story of the Soviet bootleg records of forbidden music made on used x-rays during the cold war era. I have been researching it since I first came across one of the [...]

X-Ray Audio

Our X-Ray Audio project blew up (in the nicest possible way) last month. I've always known the story to be a fascinating one, particularly for our times. If you don't know about [...]

BLOWING AWAY THE COBWEBS

Here is an idea for a time of austerity and cuts to the arts – make your own instruments from any any old sh*t lying around the house. (I have been appalling my neighbours for while now by [...]

THE LONDON SANDMAN

Re. Dave McKean at Salon for the City June 26th-------Were you a fan of Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman' series as I was as a youngster? Somehow it made the undeniable fairytale appeal [...]

LONDON GOLD – 32 STORIES

A couple of weeks back, with Suzette of A Curious Invitation, we held our 32 Londoners on The London Eye event.  Without any false modesty, I can shamelessly say it was absolutely [...]

IT’S A FINE LIFE

It is fifteen years ago today since the great London songwriter Lionel Bart died.  I love his songs.  I love the melodies, the slightly eastern european harmonies and the funny, [...]

AN EYEFUL OF LONDON

As well as looking for teleportation chambers when we were in Paris last month, we walked the city up and down. That is the best way to uncover its myths* I believe. We also benefitted from [...]

BREAD-CRUMBS IN BARNET

There has been a lot in the papers recently about how much food we waste. Vast quantities are dumped daily by supermarkets, food chains and restaurants and apparently the average family [...]