How Are Things On The West Coast…? (San Francisco, USA)

Written 16 January 2009. The internet terminal where I'm staying only takes hour deposits, so to kill 15 minutes, here is a brief update... The mystery of long flights is over for me now - they are awful. I spent most of the time listening to music at the back, while doing stretches, mostly to … Continue reading How Are Things On The West Coast…? (San Francisco, USA)

Michael Jackson: Common Name, Uncommon Life

Written 15 July 2009. Hello Grievers, It’s now been 19 days since Michael Jackson’s aborted attempt to recreate the more confronting scenes in Trainspotting, and not much has been written about his life, his death and his legacy. One thing I have learnt from the scant coverage is this man was not an eccentric freak, … Continue reading Michael Jackson: Common Name, Uncommon Life

First We Take Manhattan, Then We Take Berlin (New York City, USA)

Written 26 January 2009. Greetings from the corner of Broom and Lafayette, Soho, Manhattan Island, New York City, New York State (one block from where Heath Ledger took his last sleeping pill (I have photos!). Things here are good, but very cold. I proudly wore my jacket open today so that people could see my … Continue reading First We Take Manhattan, Then We Take Berlin (New York City, USA)

Chinese (Redacted) by Guns N Roses (Shunde, China)

Written 19 October 2009. Hello Westerners, Greetings from the Orient! In a gesture of respect and grace to the local authorities, I have decided to redact most of this letter myself you'll have to guess at what the missing words and phrases were. I am in Shunde, the whitegoods manufacturing capital of the Guangdong prefacture, … Continue reading Chinese (Redacted) by Guns N Roses (Shunde, China)