Guangzhou: Pictures from the Park Hyatt

Went for a wander to the Park Hyatt recently. I have been to the adjacent Four Seasons (in the IFC building) a few times but this was my first visit to the Park Hyatt and its Sky Lounge. Usual wow factor included as well as a partial sunset. *As always, my thanks to the staff […]

Dating the Page: Screenshots

  As mentioned previously, this year I’ve been busy piecing together the 30 year overview ‘Dating the Page.’ Despite much of it being existing material it is an expansive project and has proven very taxing to put together. It is the first time I’ve put imagery with my poems, many of which have been retouched for […]

Guangzhou: Xiaozhou Art Village

Sometimes my students’ really do come up trumps when it comes to info on people or places I may not know about (SanMao) and again here with this mysterious art enclave tucked away in the depths of Haizhu. No metro station so I am reliant on bus. My student mentions a blog by a mysterious Swiss Geographer […]

Guangzhou: Metro Museum

Welcome to the new year, already Christmas slides away like a train station platform behind us as the future opens up before us. I mention xmas merely because on that day I had the good fortune to check out a new gem in Guangzhou’s cultural cannon which according to some is running on empty. While it may […]

Song Lists: John Foxx

Since childhood I have experienced what I later found to be called Synesthesia, a mixing or blurring of the senses. This is particularly common in arts people. In my case it manifests itself as hearing music as colour. Here is a rudimentary list of ‘JFX’ songs including a lot of his collaborative output. When I […]

John Foxx: In the Quiet Space – an appreciation

As part of my ongoing Song Lists project, I produced a study of recordings by English (mostly electronic) musician John Foxx. My personal history of him stems back to my trusty Rock Encyclopedia in my youth. I was intrigued by a band called Japan. A picture shot with a pink filter was accompanied by text […]