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Natalie d'Arbeloff
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Artist, writer, rhizomath
Artist, writer, rhizomath

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ELECTION SCHMELECTION
Foolishly, I stayed up last night to watch the Trump/Clinton debate - if
that word can be applied to the infantile slanging match I watched, my
jaw dropping so low that I still haven't quite retrieved it. In 1984,
when some of you were still in swaddling...

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SONG FOR SEPTEMBER
That picosong link is so tempting, makes it too easy to indulge one's secret (not so secret) desire for performance.  Here's my very abbreviated take on a relevant favourite.   September Song But there's nothing like the old original Walter Huston version: ...

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HEAT WAVE
Wiped out by this heatwave, maybe also the air pollution, intensified
by the heat. My upstairs studio like a Turkish steambath and creative
energy down to zero. However, it gets a little bit cooler in the evening
and some kind of nourishment must be take...

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PABLEAU NO. 1
Done it. Registered to vote in the Labour leadership election. Paid the outrageous £25 fee. And in other news: I've just finished the first in my new series
of Pableaux (poem-tableaux) - not exactly a poem but kind of poetic? Title: How could she know . Di...

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EXCELLENCE
Parabems Portugal, muito bem! I love Portugal and they deserved to win the World Cup. I love my birthplace too but France lost, that's how it goes. On Saturday night, more excellence:  I was
privileged to be at an extraordinary evening of spell-binding
pe...

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THE PERSPECTIVE OF INTERESTS LEADS THE UNWARY ASTRAY
Interestingly, I'm finding that relying on chance as a trigger for
inspiration not only provides provocative themes, but also seems to find
synchronicities between them. This evening I ran my blind hands across a
high-up shelf and pulled out The Mind and...

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REHEARSING AND LAUNCHING THE TRANS-SIBERIAN
Chez moi on the 5th of July, Dick Jones , Doug McGowan and I rehearsed together for the first time the presentation we gave
the next evening at the London Review Bookshop in Bloomsbury. Both
occasions went off amazingly well, considering the somewhat
unp...

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