Written between visits to London and Mexico City. This is my email summary of all things real.
After nearly 10 years of working together, Nalden got sick of me and turned his eyes and ears back to music. Here’s his first protegé Louis Bordeaux.
In London, I joined Gilles
and team at his BBC Radio 6 studio and got to meet Matty aka Bad Bad Not Good co-founder. He talked and played his new solo album Déjàvu
Are all American cities now turning into dystopian technocapitalist hellscapes? Perhaps.
Baroness Martha Lane Fox has launched DotEveryone. A
think tank for a fairer internet. Everyone should get behind this. We will.
There are so many reasons to watch this film. Where do I start? This is the blackest of all black comedies. It’s a topic that is near impossible to make funny, but Steve Buscemi and Michael Palin manage at every turn. Russia has banned it, so it must also be accurate. The Death of Stalin. Brilliant.
Given that we are in the midst of World Cup mania. I thought I would throw in two of my favourite English football (soccer) films ever. Mike Bassett England Manager
another comedy of errors (see above) and Looking for Eric
a beautiful film about optimism.
Watch: 1h 30 mins and 1h 56mins respectively
It’s been pretty obvious that diversity has been sadly missing from the art world. Sean Combs
recent purchase of Kerry James Marshall’s ‘past times’ at Sotheby’s, ‘to ensure black work hung on black walls’ and the Carters
take over of the Louvre are examples of where the art industry is going next.
Watch this space. The art world is in for a shake up.