“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)





04 January 2017


jammin with wayne townsend

that learnt luxury the confident anticipation

like how you would let it flow from your gizzards

through your honey throat and your fingers

the sinews in your wrists I could read them

feel the chord you were moving to

so we would arrive together with no other discussion

philip white

that's Wayne singing with Laura Jackson up the top ... we had lots of sloppy fun and some very fine ... best love to Ange whose big slap bass I miss ... and to the kids and their kids ... there's a whole legion of us out here wishing wishing sweet memories and repair for you all


Collette Snowden said...

Sad news. Wayne gave real joy as a musician, his love of the music he played was so apparent and he pulled that joy out of the audience with his enthusiasm.

you know who said...

yo lucky man Whitey