Savoy Fuck Forever

August 19, 2012


Dior, 1964

“For the occasion, she [heiress Francoise Dior, niece of Christian Dior] wore a black and gold swastika necklace, encrusted with diamonds. They supped mead, toasted the British Nazi movement to the strains of the ‘Horst Wessel Lied’, and over a swastika-draped table, swore that they were of untainted Aryan blood, cut their fingers and let the mingled drop of their blood fall on to an open page of a virgin copy of Adolf Hitler’sMein Kampf.”

– Extracted from ‘The National Front’, by Martin Walker (Fontanna, 1977).


“People who are told they have six months to live don’t go and climb Machu Picchu. People stay in marriages they’re not happy in and jobs they don’t like. People don’t tend to run. And that’s probably an uncomfortable thing to hold a mirror up to.”
– Mark Romanek, director of “Never Let Me Go”


Armed America
“Diego and Nakita with Fiona” by Kyle Cassidy (2007)
From the book “Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes”.
(Click pic to embiggen)


Get low

December 2, 2010















Bongoût Gallery in Berlin have finally announced that pre-orders are being taken for “Human Nature”, a 128-page, hard cover collection of photographs by Daikichi “Genki Genki” Amano. No indication when it will be released but, at only €39,95, it’s sure to sell out fast.


Book Club - George MacDonald Fraser

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the publication of the first novel in the Flashman series, BBC Radio 7 recently rebroadcast an edition of ‘Book Club’ from 2006 featuring the author, George MacDonald Fraser (1925-2008). In the 30-minute show a group of readers, guided by Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie, ask the author questions about the book, the characters and himself.
The content is fairly insubstantial but for anyone who has even a passing interest in the very wonderful and very funny Flashman series this is an enjoyable diversion.


Sex Pistols

February 1, 2009

Despite the fact that it is aleady being offered for sale on for $245, there are still a few copies of the latest portfolio from Stu Mead available at the regular price of €35 from the publisher,  Le Dernier cri. Published in August, 2008 and limited to only 150 copies, this collection of 16 silk-screened prints (each 9″ x 12″ – 23cm x 30cm)  features Stu Mead’s take on the legendary Krampus as well as his more familiar obsessions which will be well known to his fans and admirers.

Mead’s previous publications such as Manbag and Miniput rarely appear on the used book market and only then at extortionate prices  so get it while you still can.



“Never let a day pass without looking at some perfect work of art, hearing some great piece of music and reading, in part, some great book.”

Johann Wolfgang van Goethe


“Is there anything more pathetic than a monster who keeps asking please? please? please?”

Brett Easton Ellis – “Lunar Park” (2005)


“Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.”

G. M. Trevelyan

I’ve added a reading list page which I will update frequently.
The link is at the bottom right of every page.