Very much looking forward to this, in my wonderful Wendover local. The Burns connection is pretty spurious - it's just my surname, and that of the landlady. But I figure that's reason enough for some poems, music and good times...
I'll be appearing on a panel at The Barbican, as part of 2016's Battle of Ideas, to discuss various notions of independent and counter culture, the impact of Rough Trade on our sense of these things and, hopefully making a few contentious statements regarding the commodification of all this, using our seemingly insatiable thirst for nostalgia. Or something.
Anyway, check out the rest of the panel... there will be some seriously good stuff discussed, I'm sure.
These are two people everybody should know about-they help make things better.
Full line-up now confirmed...
This is going to be a cracking afternoon, so get on it, yeah?
I don't know what to say about announcing this without sounding daft, but it's an honour to publish a new pamphlet/leaflet type thing with Andrew McNeillie's brilliant Clutag Press.
Clutag and Archipelago do such good work it really is incredible to be part of it.