Tuesday, August 01, 2006
"D'Israeli makes the meanest salad in Beeston!"*
Just finished being interviewed by Matthew Badham for the Megazine (as with Ian Edginton last month.) I don't know what issue it'll be in yet, though as the deadline's not till the end of August, October seems more likely than September. I'll keep you posted.
It's a pity we can't publish our non-recorded conversations, which, ranging through de-Nazification and oppressive regimes in the Germanic countries via the slow maturation of Alberto Brecchia to the effects of new technology on the practise of art from Toulouse-Lautrec to Tom Gauld, were probably much more interesting than my banging on about "komiks wot I drored." An erudite chap, that Badham.
The encounter led me to discover a previously unnoticed side-effect of keeping this blog; Matthew, like all good journos, had done his research, which meant that every time I tried to mention a bit of recent news, he'd say, "oh, yes, read that in your blog" and recite the post back to me. Up to now I'd worried about coming up with enough things to post, now I wonder if I've not been publicly decommissioning my limited stocks of small talk without realizing it. I don't suppose it'll prove a problem among the classicist crowds I mostly associate with (colleagues of my belovèd, the ever-fragrant Dr.F), but it'll be interesting to see how much conversational depletion there is the next time I do a signing.
Still, I'd only complain if no-one was reading...
*As a result of my new-found healthy-eating regime, I was stocked with sufficient vegetables to feed the Vegan Mr. B: however, I strenuously deny any allegations of a sleazy salad-for-questions deal.