Enjoyed this evening at the White Lion in Streatham. It's a special place, supporting artists, with a community recording studio. A lovely new addition to the area.
Sofia Alzira, who I met on facebook, was a really delightful host of a very special evening. Spinning around in a wonderful short crinoline and dark pink tights she was so, so charming and had organised the whole evening, which I highly recommend. What a line up - a combination of burlesque acts, poets and bands, just so unexpected form act to act. I even had my hair done in a vintage style, with rollers and scarves special little room by the Pompidours in a 1950s style. It was a great evening. There was also a young lady giving advice. If you asked her a question she would answer it, typing it up for you on her old typewriter. She's going to compile the answers into a little chapbook.
Matt took me there and back in a black cab, and spent the evening talking to his chums at Club Integral. Hopefully I have a gig at the Cafe Oto with Club Integral early next year.
Matt has got his writing featured in a lovely new book, Quite Contrary, in which artists write the opposite to well known pieces of writing. The writing is so interesting and very beautifully illustrated. It's already gone into its first reprint.