I think, methodically, is how it could be described. The slow motion launch of the Hush Hush Allotment greenhouse. Now it is located and identified and now it is dismantled and now it is transported 50 miles by road and now it has had a decision made about its slender gravel board base and now it is reconstructed on a hillside hush hush allotment and now it is bonded to its gravel board base with the external super powered version of a commercially available adhesive called Sticks Like Shit. And now it has glass panes. Seven so far. And now I can stand back and admire this future home of tasty tomatoes and whatnot. And think the substantial new curves being cut into the edges of the lawn.
Oh. Shout out, as they say, to the home owner next door for letting us consign an entire, entirely no longer wanted 1960s (brutalist - possibly designed by Ernie Goldfinger & Associates) garden path to their skip. Hurry back Grinsells and get your skip back before the Heritage Society come over and deem our destroyed path a national treasure to be restored. Yeah, guess what, these columns so very often start just a few minutes before you read them, on a blank page. That’s how we do deadlines here. So it is mindblowing when there proves to be enough words to fill a page. The word counter ticks down and as soon as I reach four hundred we are done and while that is still two hundred words away, how about this…
What is that?
That is the artist Jason Lewis’ new video Andrée X Andrée (AxA) the first of 11 videos he swears he is making to accompany my short long player Music Inspired By The Museumgoer of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The recording is released on June 11th and this piece, AxA, will reach all streaming services on May 14th. I am told that pre-orders from Bandcamp now enables AxA and the Neal Hefti-esque Let’s Get Yampi Dancing to be downloaded in advance of the release date… Both wholly fab pieces of music to ease you into or out of your summer depending where hemisphere, I think you’ll agree.
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Ancient Champion writes for OUTSIDELEFT, relentlessly records instrumental easy listening tracks, and is always completing the short story collection, Six Stories About Motoring Nowhere. More info at AncientChampion.com
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