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John Morrison has made a new video of the 7" EP (4 new songs recorded in NZ and the USA, with screenprinted covers)..
VIEW IT HERE.
The Buildermash EP was a collaboration with several musicians including The Ghosts, Simon Joyner, David Nance, Steve Cournane, Chris Deden, Stuart Page, Andrew McCully and Pete Scott.
BEATIN HEARTS reissue has Beatin Hearts has stirred a few hearts even in New Zealand.
A new compilation with an unreleased solo song recorded in Brooklyn by Bill Direen is now available in the U.S.
The nine date tour of NZ in 2016 left a lot of smiling faces.
For more info see Music.
Simon Ogston reckons the documentary of the tour will be ready for festivals by mid-2017.
Jonathan Ganley photographed the Auckland show.
Photograph above by Jonathan Ganley 22 October, 2016
BEATIN HEARTS (LP black vinyl, 1982) was accompanied by a 7 inch EP: 4 new songs recorded in NZ and the USA.
The new novel ENCLOSURES #2, is available.
Enclosures 2 is available at selected bookshops and online @ $24.95 (NZ). Postage is included for NZ and overseas (for single orders).
PROJECT: Ferox collaboration went off a treat at Pyramid Club, Taranaki St, Wellington. 7-9 April 2016. Most recent assembly of Ferocious Beelzebub members was during Bill's tour on October 15th Wellington.
See also Music
Collected Fiction download
Passive erasure of a people in captivity. An Englishman entangled in a petty art theft in Paris. A wealth-connected virus. Overdose and coma. A population wakes up in a biosphere, is fed regularly, develops its own laws and stimulants, and is divided between law-enforcing cannibals and dreamers. A madman hears the voice of God and prophesies the downfall of his city; he goes mad when his people are not destroyed. New Zealand at war in a post-apocalyptic ecological nightmare. This is the stuff of my novels so far (1997-2016).
Sample them for free here.
The latest issue of lit-mag Percutio (2016) is out! The 2015 issue has been reviewed.
Percutio/JAAM Commentary at Jacket2.
The Ballad of Rue Belliard (novel, 2012) was set on the outskirts of Paris. brief #48.
Wormwood (novel, 1997) -- “Entropy and death read as metaphors for the implosion of post-war Europe and the failure of capitalism.”[Virginia Were, NZ Listener, 23 June 1997]
Song of the Brakeman (novel, 2006) --“a vividly conceived world here, manifesting slowly and brilliantly through its accumulating signs”.[Jen Crawford, Landfall 214, November 2007]