I Missed The Whole Pope Thing

April 24th, 2005 | brainjuice

“Yes… blow me in front of the world, little choirboy.”


Mperia Sampler 2

April 24th, 2005 | music

Mperia Sampler 2: zipfile of mp3s, as free as air.


Sir John Mills Is Dead

April 24th, 2005 | researchmaterial

According to the BBC, Sir John Mills has died aged 93.

I saw him in a restaurant a couple of years ago. He smiled and nodded to everyone as he moved through the place (very slowly) — because people didn’t turn and stare at John Mills, they turned and smiled — his hair a long white mane, and sat down with Liza Minelli and David Gest, who proceeded to chainsmoke all over the guy for the next hour.

The person I was with is quite well known in British TV. And he did a complete fanboy. Because, you know, that was John Mills.

And John Mills was brilliant.

– W


OK FRED

April 23rd, 2005 | people I know

My copy of OK FRED #5, a bilingual magazine out of Tokyo, arrived just before I headed into darkest eastern England, and I took it with me. Sitting in an Elizabethan drawing room in a remote vineyard reading a NihonAnglo magazine from about five minutes in the future: very nice.

You can get it sent to you straight from Japan for USD $12, and you can buy with PayPal. It’s a beautifully-designed thing, and the English sections are excellent. You would like it. You should buy one.

Go here for details.