13 April 2012
Meet Les Malheureux
Mother pointed out that I haven't blogged in a while. I haven't got round to writing a great deal in a while, either. I'm afraid I've been busy organising stuff for FlashTag's flash fiction competition (open for entries for the next two weeks) and upcoming event, and helping Calum Kerr with the promotion of National Flash-Fiction Day on 16 May. I've also been terrorising the great and the good of the Manchester literary scene - largely the poor poor people at the launch of Rodge Glass' new novel, Bring Me The Head Of Ryan Giggs, when the lovely Emma Jane Unsworth and Joe Stretch also read - although I was on my best (well, better) behaviour for last night's poetry three-hander at Blackwells, featuring Ian Duhig, Michael Symonds Roberts and Salt supremo Chris Hamilton-Emery, and compered by the inimitable Fat Roland.
I've also been busy with Les Malheureux - we're working on some new tunes and accompanying visuals, and we're lining up more gigs than you could shake a road map at (click on the Les Malheureux tab for full details). We're now on the Sounds From The Other City website, we've also signed up for a charity gig stumbling distance from my house (which is handy) and we've been asked by our Monkeys In Love pals to support them at one of their gigs in May. They featured us on their one-off show on Resonance FM recently, which you can listen to here, and we've also published one of our tracks on SoundCloud, with more to follow. The Les Mals official photo shoot was also a success - you can see the results on Facebook, but here are a couple of pics, including one with photographer Zoe Hodson in action. She's on that Flickr thingy, so check her work out there.