The Clerkenwell Kid / Blog

THE HERMIT OF GRUB STREET

Once upon a time, long ago, a very strange man lived a house at the southern end of a long-vanished London street near Cripplegate in the old city wall. His name was Henry Welby [...]

BATHWELL IN CLERKENTIME

We’ve just published a mini-podcast for you – the first in our new RADIO CLERKENWELL 666fm series. It tells the story of how an email changed my life (really), about a strange object [...]

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Good Question. The next The Real Tuesday Weld album is written and partly recorded but it keeps getting put on hold because of other projects. Or maybe I am just procrastinating?

(TED)X-RAY AUDIO – 2015

Our X-Ray Audio project is the story of the Soviet bootleg records of forbidden music made on used x-rays during the cold war era. I have been researching it since I first came across one of the [...]

X-Ray Audio

Our X-Ray Audio project blew up (in the nicest possible way) last month. I've always known the story to be a fascinating one, particularly for our times. If you don't know about [...]

BLOWING AWAY THE COBWEBS

Here is an idea for a time of austerity and cuts to the arts – make your own instruments from any any old sh*t lying around the house. (I have been appalling my neighbours for while now by [...]

Smoke, Mirrors, Music, Movies

I finally got to series five of Breaking Bad (yeah, I know, two years after you did) and realised there are officially only two degrees of separation between me and Walter White. Todd, the new [...]

THE LONDON SANDMAN

Re. Dave McKean at Salon for the City June 26th-------Were you a fan of Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman' series as I was as a youngster? Somehow it made the undeniable fairytale appeal [...]