My long satirical piece Margaret Thatcher Speaks at the Gdansk Shipyard, 1988 is now up on Hold It Up For Ridicule. I wanted to do something a lot more thoughtful than usual, and I was inspired by the Gracenesta blog which I don’t even think comes out of the UK. They certainly don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.
This allows me to start writing the first script for series four of Friction Fiction. There’s lots of great music about as usual, and I found plenty to fit in with the theme of my poems from the 90s, which is the usual displacement, and alienation.
I can hear Ireland having a torrid time against the Aussies on TV. Even so, I’m going to press on with Friction Fiction and watch the cricket later on the highlights.