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South London May 2013

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On Sunday afternoon, May 19, I caught the overground back to East Dulwich after spending the night in Islington with Sarah,  watching the Eurovision song contest on TV with her gay friends, all of us curled up in groaning, snickering balls on the couch. Already hungover, I took a short[…]

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One Billion Rising!

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Hope everyone had a wonderful valentines’ day, especially everyone who participated in the One Billion Rising happenings, actions to put an end to violence against women around the globe. Here is a beautiful clip Amnesty International put together for their Rising celebration in Melbourne. I wrote and recorded the music,[…]

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The Age of Biography

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The Age of Biography Did you know that in Elizabethan England, most people had sex fully clothed because the Renaissance naked body was so grubby and smelly? Or that Shakespeare’s plays contain in total 1300 sexual allusions, and no less than 66 terms for a vagina? Some of my favourite[…]

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B(if)tek: Big in Hungary?

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B(if)tek: Big in Hungary? Happy Chinese New Year! On 23 January, the world ascends into the mystical Year of the Dragon. According to a Chinese astrology site I selected after throwing digital yarrow stalks into the air several times: “A dragon is a legendary creature. All legendary stories about Chinese[…]

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