“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”


DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)


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24 November 2013

KINKSTER COMES TO DRINKSTER TOWN

“Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail.” Failed Texas gubernatorial candidate, animal rights activist, pulp fiction writer and rhythm guitarist from Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder tour, Richard "Kinky" Friedman is riding through DRINKSTER territory in the next few days. Here he is on his Springtime For Kinky tour of the very deep south in 2011, in Melbourne with his security division and somebody's dog. Kinky brings his Bi-Polar tour to The Gov in Adelaide this Tuesday night.  Unfortunately, he feels so comfortable this far south that the security division (Van Dyke Parks) has been eased out of this tour budget. 

2 comments:

via collins said...

Come back Van Dyke!

Enjoy the show Whitey, and thanks for the really, really superb writing in this absurdly productive year you have had.

It's costing me a packet between Roger and the Castagna gangs, but I'll be a better person for it - won't I?

Philip White said...

You will. It has been a big word year, come to think of it. The Kinkster arrives in an hour or so. We shall carouse, so stay indoors.