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Chris Jones
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Grin Without a Cat - Chris Marker at the Whitechapel Gallery
'Since these mysteries are beyond us, let us pretend to have derived them.' - Jean Cocteau (quoted in Chris Marker's Si j'avais quatre dromadaires . Who was Chris Marker ? It seems that any piece ever written about the documentary filmmaker, writer, photogr...
'Since these mysteries are beyond us, let us pretend to have derived them.' - Jean Cocteau (quoted in Chris Marker's Si j'avais quatre dromadaires. Who was Chris Marker? It seems that any piece ever written about the...
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A brief note to flag up my recent rather niche Pinterest additions. You'll find scans of my dusty old collection of books by (or edited by) Ladbroke Grove's leg end: Michael Moorcock. I collected these books mainly in my late...
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A delayed posting and anyone not interested in erm, complicated jazz-rock of the mid ‘70s should probably wait until the next update on here for less esoteric ramblings. But… A couple of weeks ago I was pointed in the d...
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(Note: This 'review' contains SPOILERS. Also it was written at 4.30 in the fucking morning. So, fuck you, Spike Jonze, if that's your real name). At around the same time that people were waxing lyrical over Jonathan Glazer...
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Cinema in a post-gaming world gone to shit (The Raid 2 & Snowpiercer)
It's not all Danish auteurs, knotty jazz-rock and impenetrable nonsense here at Jonesisdying towers. We like a little bit of straightforward rock 'em, sock 'em mainstream Hollywood action movie erm... action once in a while (ok, quite often, truth be told)....
It's not all Danish auteurs, knotty jazz-rock and impenetrable nonsense here at Jonesisdying towers. We like a little bit of straightforward rock 'em, sock 'em mainstream Hollywood action movie erm... action once in a while (...
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So I went to see Noah. In a few months time I’ll look back at that sentence and think ‘WHY?’, so this post is an aide de memoire to try and describe what possessed me to see one of the dullest two hours committed to cellul...
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Don't be afraid...
I began writing this on the same day as the commercial monstrosity we know and 'love' as the Academy Awards takes place. And while this piece is ostensibly about the new Lars Von Trier film(s) it seems that I can't keep my se...
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Currently on at the Hannover Kunstverein in Northern Germany, Tell Me What You See is a superb retrospective of the experimental film work of Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller. Their award-winning collaborations, construct...
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Web consultant and writer
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Social media expert, arts writer and photographer
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  • Hands on Books UK
    Managing director, present
  • Freelance Consultant: Garuda Enterprises
    Social Media Manager, present
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Coventry - Newcastle upon Tyne - Canterbury - Reading, Berkshire
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My irritability keeps me alive and kicking...
Introduction
Social media consultant, ex-BBC. By night I write, take photographs, play guitar badly and think about culture. A LOT...
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Published writer/music journalist, records under the name of Garuda
Education
  • Tyneside University
    History of Modern Art, Design and Film, 1984 - 1987
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Garuda, Jonesisdying
Good grief... it's no wonder that British hotels have such a terrible reputation with dumps like this around. I can only think that the AA rating is based purely on the fact that it was at least clean. Starting with the frostiest welcome imaginable, it all went downhill from there. Neolithic practices such as a 8-9.30am breakfast slot and a 10am (yes, 10am!!!) checkout time reinforce the joylessness of what is ostensibly a HOLIDAY destination. The room had the number written on it in felt tip. The 'seaview' was acheived by lening out of the window. The TV remote (lovingly velcroed to the TV) did not work. A reading strip light above the bed burned the back of my head. No shampoo in the bathroom. And the soap was Holiday Inn branded, so obviously pilfered. A hateful, sinfully overpriced experience. Avoid at all costs.
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