Monday, 26 March 2012

Sibirskaya Vechora

Here's some Russian folk music...

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Not The Oxford Literary Festival

Exciting news folks. If you happen to be anywhere near Oxford on Friday 30th March, a bunch of Philistine authors will be performing their work at Not The Oxford Literary Festival at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore in Oxford.

It's gonna be great.

More information here.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Kafka Comics

That's right - this is Vincent Stall's comic book adaptation of Franz Kafka's short story, A Little Fable (with thanks to The Modern Word website).

If that's not enough, there's a whole collection of Kafka short stories in comic form by Peter Kuper available from Amazon here.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Oh No Nuno! - Dusty Gentle Inside

Some nice ambient beats (or whatever you want to call them) by Oh No Nuno, AKA Ian D. Hawgood...

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Alexi Sayle on You Tube

I rarely talk about TV on this blog (in fact I'm pretty sure I never have) but there's a literary connection here.

Pretty much all of the old Alexi Sayle sketch shows from the 80s and 90s (Stuff / The All-New Alexi Sayle Show) are available on You Tube.

The humour hasn't dated at all. I've started thinking of him as a writer nowadays and I've forgotten what a great comedian Alexi was back in the day. Genius.

I'd usually put a link on here, but there are too many to pick from.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Help! A Bear is Eating Me! by Mykle Hansen - an inarticulate review

My inarticulate review of Mykle Hansen's tragi-comic novel, Help! A Bear is Eating Me! is as follows:

This is very good, I like it. It's a novel about a guy getting eaten by a bear.

By the way, it's not a kid's book - it's for adults.

It's published by Eraserhead Press. What more do you want?

OK, so if you want some more information than that, the website is

Friday, 9 March 2012

Web Lit Roulette #8

A semi-random selection of highlights from the world of online literature...

Blues Falling Down Like Hail by R. J. Koshar (from Eclectica)

Sealift Pacific Journal by Cliff Fyman (from Word Riot)

The Paranoid Retired Gentleman and His Library Visit by Jim Heynen (from 42 Opus)

Two Poems by Ana Božičevićt (from Tarpaulin Sky)

i have your DVDs please come by and get them thanks by Pete Zuppardo (from Monkey Bicycle)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Pulsar Poetry

I'm a recovering poet (I haven't written a line of verse for 3 years and 42 days) but while I was off the wagon, I was published a couple of times in Pulsar Magazine.

In the days when printed poetry mags were the norm, this was my favourite poetry publication and I'm proud to have been a very minor part of it.

Inevitably it's an online magazine nowadays, which is great news because their website features a large archive of their past and present work. I'd encourage any poetry fans to spend some quality time with this website.

Read it all here.

While you're there, make sure to pay special attention to the work of Pulsar editor, David Pike.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Some tunes

There are three tunes I can't stop playing at the moment...

1. Daniel Johnson & Jad Fair - Frankenstien Conquers the World


2. Minty - That's Nice

Classic from the 90s

3. Alberteen - Girl and a Gun

New band - they're good

Friday, 2 March 2012

Web Lit Roulette #7

A semi-random selection of highlights from the world of online literature...

Jump, Bitch, Jump & Deconstruction by Allison Whittenberg (from Cafe Irreal)

Paperboy's Lament by Vincent Canizaro (from Eclectica)

Sleep On It by David Kinsey (from Snow Monkey)

Russian Women Stuff by Leesa Cross-Smith (from Word Riot)

Arriving in One Piece by Laura Madeline Wiseman (from 42 Opus)

Thursday, 1 March 2012


So, we're two years old and published our 20th ebook.

There's no big fanfare or wild party to celebrate these particular milestones, but allow me to say a massive thank you to everyone who's supported us over the last 24 months. Thanks to all the writers, editors and artists who have made Philistine what it is.

Here's to the next million years.