Next week I'll be returning to the motherland to do a bunch of Bring the Noise related events.
I'll be making two appearances at the Hay Festival, the annual literary festival in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
* Saturday 26th May: a discussion with Nick Kent and John Harris about rock criticism, the music press, etc. Details of time and place to follow. I will also be playing some records later in the evening.
* Sunday 27th May, 4pm: an onstage conversation with Robert Wyatt. Tickets and info here
This event is under the aegis "Domino Recording Co. Presents"--they have just signed Wyatt to the label and he has a new album provisionally titled Comicopera out later this year. Later that night Domino also Present: Young Marble Giants live, the group are reuniting for the first time, to mark Domino's reissue of their complete works as a 3 CD set (complete with a sleevenote history of the band written by me). Tickets and info here.
Thursday May 31st: I'll be doing an event in London with Don Letts, author of Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers --a discussion addressing issues to do with music and race, UK multiculture, etc, followed by questions from the audience and book signing. Location: Borders bookshop, 122 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H. Time: check here later for details. Further information: Tel. 0207 379 8877.