Monday, September 04, 2006

Bitchin' Link Karma

Dead Kenny's much-delayed report from the Reading Rock Festival should be with you within the next 48 hours. In the meantime, here's some other missing links...

Recommended read: Martin Amis on The Last Days Of Mohammed Atta, Part 1 and Part 2. However meticulous the author's research, this can be nothing other than hugely speculative fiction, but that said, this is the most compelling piece of writing we've seen from Kingsley's boy in quite a while.

Is it us or does this Brighton pictorial tribute to John Peel look more like Clement Freud? We're sure 8 out of 10 hepcats would agree.

We're not quite sure how he found the time, considering his prolific output as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, but Will Oldham has filmed his first starring role in a Hollywood film. The movie's called 'Old Joy' and you can view the trailer here. Don't know much about the project, but with a soundtrack by Yo La Tengo, it's sure to at least sound good.

Mixtape fiends and other idle hands can get themselves on the case with this Virtual Cassette Generator (via

Waxing lyrical over the opening shots of Paul Schrader's 1982 Cat People remake. The rest of the movie's not bad either, definitely one of the most under-rated films of its time. (link via sore eyes)

Sleater-Kinney's Last Show: A Retrospective.

All hail Stressqueen, whose blog covers a wide range of subjects, including football; cricket; film production; bad holidays; inappropriate Best Man speeches and being one half of a media couple in Stoke Newington. So where does the stress come in, you ask? Well, she supports Southampton FC, for starters. (link via Paul)

Tanika Gupta's Sugar Mummies moves from a successful slot at the Royal Court to a brief run at The Birmingham Rep between September 20-23. This Guardian interview with the writer might tempt you to go along.

We don't get to watch much TV, let alone catch up with sitcoms, but we have been known to giggle and squirm to Peep Show from time to time, so our interest was piqued by That Mitchell And Webb Blog which counts down to the duo's new sketch show getting its first airing on TV (next week?). Frankly, a street team on the BBC's payroll couldn't do any better. And definitely bonus marks for the claret and blue logo!

Twenty Major got himself some pussy last night. Now, that might be a euphemism, or it might not. You'll just have to read it to find out. But you'll be glad you did.

'I am a slow motion accident. Okay. I'll tell you everything, and you tell me everything, and maybe we can get through all the piss and shit and lies that kill other people.'
- Nat wants to be in a pop'n'roll band. Is there somebody reading this who can help her out? (via Assistant)

Lesbianism the new Bollywood flava (dubious safety for work!).

Michel Houellebecq's Platform gets a controversial theatrical treatment at the Edinburgh Festival.

Still bored? Prom Jump! (via Plep)


Blogger Ben said...

A veritable flurry of postage! Looking forward to the Reading report, and particularly your thoughts on BSS...

11:46 AM  
Blogger Dead Kenny said...

The Reading report is almost complete (the first part, anyway). Should definitely be up by Sunday.

BSS will be in the second part (a special bonus Sunday edition) which should follow soon thereafter.

(Don't panic readers, it's not too much of an epic, but does require a little more editing and links than the other, more random posts).

9:14 PM  

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