The Portable Lenora Claire

February 24th, 2009 | people I know

I actually fear the future applications of fabricating Lenora Claires.


Artist Spencer Davis has made a Lenora Claire inspired Booty Babe Of course my bottom half doesn’t really look like that but he was true to his big booty lovin’ style. My nipples aren’t red either:)

King Of The Slums

February 24th, 2009 | music

I haven’t thought about this band in years, but they suddenly popped into my head for no good reason this morning. A mate of mine had everything they did — discovered them because he really liked the song titles while browsing in a record shop, as I recall. And the first song that popped up on a wide YouTube search was the title I remember liking the best: "Fanciable Headcase." Which is associated in my head with all night drinking sessions at said mate’s place, and his worrying habit of using cheap lager as deodorant/cologne the morning after.

I am going to investigate this new album of theirs at some point.

Bad Signal

February 24th, 2009 | brainjuice

I run an email list called Bad Signal. It’s been around in one form or another for more than ten years. Only I can post to the list, and the content is basically unedited braindumping, less structured and more meandering even than the stuff that appears here. You can join it here.

Recently, the venerable and cracked machine on which the Signal runs had one of its occasional cardiac episodes. After surgery, however, it ended up that the Signal, which was sending from, now sends from

The other week, I culled some dead addresses and then did a census experiment. The upshot of which is that the Signal goes out to ten thousand addresses, but only around 5500 people receive them.

So if you were on the Signal, and you haven’t had a Signal in a while, check your spamtraps for mail from Make sure you’re allowing your email client to receive email from badsignal at mailman flirble org. If you moved accounts, you can unsub it and resub with the new one here, too.

Richard Kadrey’s Headshot

February 23rd, 2009 | people I know, photography

Is this for the back of the new book, mate?


(And, yeah, it’s all tumblelog style today. Too tired to organise shit.)