Cultural life: James Blake, singer
Friday 08 November 2013
Warpaint's upcoming album is the first thing I've heard in a while that's made me sonically and poetically jealous. It has headspace, but it also has snap. I'm also enjoying a track by Chance the Rapper and Nosaj Thing called “Paranoia”. Chance brings a pensive shade of early Eminem, and I was glad to see Nosaj Thing appear with those striking chords.
After finding a bewitching poster for the film Stalker in a shop called Posteritati in NYC, I went on a hunt for other film posters. For me it was Polish posters that appealed the most. They're famous for making absolutely no sense, which artistically makes them timeless, and in my mind they're well worth looking at. Jean-Michel Folon's work is a good place to start.
I've been watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Lines from the script like “I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough whopper” never get old.
I'm reading a play by a friend of mine called Joe Harbot, whose play is called Potholes. I love reading and watching his work and hope many more will soon get the chance to. He's an observational man with a sharp wit.
James Blake's Mercury award-winning album, 'Overgrown', is out now
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Ireland gay marriage vote: 'No' campaign appears to concede amid reports of 'yes' landslide victory
- 2 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Arsenal fan asks the Queen for tickets to the FA Cup final - gets a reply from Buckingham Palace
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland