OK tour recovery done and dusted, back into the driving seat. Here’s a big pile of news for Summer 2012…
I’m appearing at a pile of arts festivals over summer, performing the A.A. Milne show as well as just being me, sometimes doing both. Here’s what is confirmed and I’m allowed to announce so far:
Sat 14 Jul TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS FESTIVAL 2012 (solo)
Fri 27 Jul SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION FESTIVAL 2012 (solo)
Fri 17 Aug UNCIVILISATION Festival 2012 (A.A. Milne show & solo) TICKETS
Fri 24 Aug GREENBELT FESTIVAL 2012 (A.A. Milne show & solo) TICKETS
Sun 16 Sep LONDON KING’S PLACE FESTIVAL 2012 (A.A. Milne show) FREE ENTRY
WTF HAPPENED TO THE ‘CLARKSON’ EP?
It’s coming, I swear. The Taking Of Clarkson’s Lighthouse is mainly going tobe a bit louder than planned, so I’m recording it with Hoodrats and it’ll be the lead EP for my next album. Late summer, I hope. It’s a killer six track EP and I’m very proud of it – so stick with me and your patience will berewarded.
FOLK THE BANKS
I’m very chuffed that I have a piano version of my song ‘A-Z’ included on the Folk The Banks compilation, which includes music by Ani DiFranco, Peggy Seeger, Tom Morello, Martha Wainwright, Billy Bragg, Show Of Hands, Get Cape and others. The compilation is the inaugural release on Occupation Records, supporting the Occupy movement. You can download it now (on a ‘pay what you can afford’ basis) and they’re working on a CD and vinyl release.
Alongside my continuing Morning Star column (although I haven’t written one for weeks, got blocked out on the road) I’m now writing for Tooting Free Press, John Robb’s excellent online mag Louder Than War and I’m uploading all my writing to my page on Huffington Post UK. So look out for me.
DARK MOUNTAIN ISSUE 3
I have also contributed a nasty short story about dead badgers to the third issue of Dark Mountain‘s collaborative hardback book series. It’s a stunning book and you can advance order to support the publication, so they remain advert/publisher independent. It’s full of essays, fiction, poetry and artwork.
NEW LOO PRINT
Buy my second limited edition A3 loo print now, via my website. 72 of my favourite loos from 2011, with a free extra gig poster, badges while I have them and a special A4 printed key code that tells you where each loo is.
Like everyone, I’ve got a bit into Instagram. I’m photographing and publishing an image of a giraffe each day, til the end of August. Feel free to join in or post me giraffes. That doesn’t mean I’ve quit #loo2012 which is ongoing on Twitter, or my Empties, which are ongoing on Tumblr. It’s all golden.