The gorgeous artwork at the top of this edition is by the artist The Postman, and is on the side of The Caxton Arms in Brighton. The person behind their Instagram pointed me towards the mural because I’m doing a show about Amy Winehouse there - it feels like serendipity. 8/9th June, 6:45pm if you’re interested.
This week featured my birthday - plus several others, it’s always been a popular week - and it was mainly about cake and sunshine and Zoom gigs and dreaming of a great summer. I might be about to book an Airbnb. It feels good.
Other than that, I’ve got a month to write an hour-long live show on top of everything else. I’ve got my first IRL gig coming up in May (24th - Jester Jesters @ The Betsey Trotwood, they kindly gave me back the booking I had for March 2020) and some other fun stuff I’ll announce soon.
Hopefully including a vaccine! Even a birthday wasn’t enough to get me into the gang who can sign up now, but I wait, I keep hitting F5 and I hope…
Hi Jo Kendall - thank you for my Ko-fi!
Links of the week
Thinking about Amy Winehouse and the 00s and Camden got me nostalgic for 4am visits to Marathon, back in the years I never wanted the party to end
Related: “A previous rave they held in the Zone was named “Tripyat,” and their next event, “Chillnobyl,” was only a week away.”
Tracing a Yes, Minister newspaper joke back through the decades
“This is the best kind of personal writing: not flayed open, but fitted with a window in the guts.”
We’ve heard a lot about the Red Wall, but what about the Blue Wall?
What I’m getting up to
What I’ve been up to
The post is locked for subscribers only, but here’s an excerpt:
That’s all from me! Thank you for reading, I’ve been Suchandrika Chakrabarti and if you fancy buying me a Ko-fi I’d be eternally grateful <3