A log of significant additions to the site:
10/04/19 On two occasions between 2015 and 2019 the site went down and needed in-depth surgery to revive it. Finding digital paramedics proved difficult. But thanks to a succession of investigative operations by Bill L., strength returned to the weakling. I’m gradually building back onto the refreshed foundations at the moment. When you change themes and operating systems – the substructures of the site – it takes a lot of fiddling to get it all to work smoothly. The refurbished site will come back online as the full English Brexit moves ever closer. At the time of writing we’re still in. We may be enmired in the Slough of Despond at any moment, however.
I have posted some commentaries on the six short plays of the ‘Dash Dash Dash’ series, written and presented at Battersea Arts Centre in 2010.
I have compiled the scripts of all the short plays I wrote for Wimbledon College of Arts between 2003 and 2010. They are to be found in the ‘Theatre‘ section of the blog.
Entered as new section: ‘Peachy: the Ads‘, in which the publicity emails for my monthly Peachy Coochy Nites are all archived.
Entered in the ‘Essays’ section: ‘Roger, Syd & the Batman – the Dark Night of Cool‘, the text of a talk about contradictions in the 60s that may have contributed to the troubled life of Syd Barrett, the Pink Floyd’s influential songwriter and founding member.
Hilary Westlake’s site is here.
Reconstruction is complete. Honesty compels me to confess that it wasn’t that the site needed, in my view, urgent renovation or development, so much as it had collapsed into itself for no apparent reason, scattering a debris of orphaned posts and pages in random niches throughout its various departments. Messy business.
My longtime artistic partner Hilary Westlake, co-director of Lumiere & Son Theatre Company, has begun prepping material for a website dedicated to her work. She is currently spending several hours per day scanning photos, flyers, programmes, scripts and reviews. Hilary is an accomplished archivist: she has squirrelled away pieces of paper whose relevance is undeniable but whose continuing existence, after all these years, would startle even the most seasoned accumulator. §§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§