Solstice Lilies.

Happy Midsummer, everyone! My lillies bloomed right on the 21st June, which I'm taking as a positive sign during these tough times. Julie Travis' new collection of twisted tales also came out on the Solstice; my copy is winging its way through the post, along with Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey and Circe by Madeline Miller. (Julie's in good company!)

I've been taking the Nikon out, but haven't had the time to clean & scan the negatives – hope to have some good B&W pics up by Lammas. The lab I've been using lost one of my rolls – thankfully not one of the live band ones! – so my analog work is on hold while I find a new place to get the film developed.


Here's a rough but energetic phone pic of Aboleth, who came all the way from SoCal to play a tiny back room in Greenpoint, right by the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. (The set's highlight was a blistering cover of Judas Priest's Painkiller, which ain't easy to pull off vocally!) Their debut album Benthos is fast becoming one of my fave CDs of 2018, and Brigitte also handles all the cover & merch designs – LOVE her illustration style!