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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12. Napkin Diary For October 2014


Saturday, 18th October

It was on the BBC news this morning that Harrison Ford has become a lifetime member of Shropshire Aero Club.

Ford is currently in the UK filming Star Wars at Pinewood Studios, and wanted to rent an aircraft.

“He’s invited me to visit his place in California,” said Bob Pooler, chief instructor at the club.


The picture comes from Julia Lena Morell’s  colouring book, which I bought in a charity shop in Barcelona. I really wanted to go back and take a photo of the shop, or at least write down it’s name, but in the end we didn’t have time.

When I met Gabriela, I described the shop to her, and unbelievably she had written a post about it.

Turn’s out, the colouring book is Italian, not Spanish.

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11. Napkin Diary For October 2014


Friday, 10th October

I was reading today that they are making a big screen version of Dad’s Army.

Filming began this month, in Yorkshire.

Tom Courtenay (Billy Liar is one of my favourite films) is playing Clive Dunn’s part.

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9. Napkin Diary For October 2014


Wednesday, 15th October

Today, it was announced that Nicola Sturgeon is to become the new SNP leader.

She will become Scotland’s first female First Minister, which is a bit of a mouthful.

She said, “If Westminster renege on those promises, then it is not a case of what I will do to them – it is a case of what the Scottish people will do.”

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