Thursday, February 23, 2006

Out and About 2

In London: had lunch with John Elkington at Gallerie Charlick (138 Gray's Inn Road), where there's currently an excellent show of photos by Stuart Redler

To escape a hail storm, ducked into Magma at 117-119 Clerkenwell Road - for my money, the best book/magazine/DVD shop around.

Bought The Believer, an excellent, quirky and beautifully designed perfect-bound journal of thought-provoking contributions, published 10 times a year from San Francisco and Juxtapoz, an underground and cult/art and culture mag of real punch and flair, showcasing some extraordinary work.
Genuinely exciting stuff, as is the DVD of 'Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus', a fantabulous documentary by Andrew Douglas recently screened on the BBC Arena programme, tracking singer Jim White on a journey through the netherbelly of the Southern States. This is a marvelous and imaginative film, genuinely fresh and unexpected in style, showcasing some wonderful southern music from the likes of the Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd and David Johansen - a spine tingling and spellbinding experience.

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