19. Napkin Diary For October 2014


Tuesday, 23rd October

I love Jarvis Cocker. He is not a phoney, as Holden Caulfield would say.

He was in the ‘celebrity’ audience at the Peel Lecture, given by Iggy Pop. I watched it on the iplayer yesterday.

The look of utter joy on Jarvis’ face, in a world of fake smiles, was almost as enjoyable as Iggy’s talk. Which is saying something, because Iggy was brilliant.


18. Napkin Diary For October 2014


Tuesday, 21st October

On my way home from work, I do this thing, whereby I get on the train at the back and walk to the front picking up discarded newspapers.

I read them on my journey.

Evening Standard and Metro, usually, but today The Birmingham Mail.

Turns out Birmingham has the worst rate of vitamin D deficiency in the UK. According to health experts, this is caused by children sitting indoors and missing daylight.


The ‘D’ comes, once again, from Julia’s colouring book.


15. Napkin Diary For October 2014



Wednesday, 22nd October

Today I heard the best thing I’ve heard in ages – Iggy Pop’s Peel Lecture.

You would not regret listening to this, it’s on the iplayer.

This is one of the many brilliant things he said.

“Don’t be stingy,” was another.

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14. Napkin Diary For October 2014


Saturday, 4th October

There was a brilliant Simon Hattenstone interview with Grayson Perry, in The Guardian today.

Perry gives himself 7 out of 10 as a man, and 0 out of 10 as a woman.

I like Grayson Perry.

I added the ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ card because of the following Grayson quote, but also because this card seems to exist in real life.

“You have to know the impact of everything you’re making, because that is the nature of contemporary art. It is very self-conscious: it knows, or should be seen to know. Irony has become this crippling get-out-of-jail-free card. Britain has the toad of irony sitting on it.”

The child’s drawing to the left of the ‘Jail’ card is a self portrait of Julia Lena Morell.

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