Category Archives: Modernism

Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus

Artwork by Deeno Kingston (whose site can be found here). EXCERPT FROM TALES FROM BEYOND TOMORROW, Volume One. Jimmy Diamond leaped onto his Vespa GX2000 scooter, kicked the antigrav engine into life, and rose into the skies above Hammersmith. He … Continue reading

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John Paul Catton: An Overview

At the mid-point of 2015, and with the first draft of “Voice of the Jewel” finished and clocking in at just under 100,000 words, I thought it was time for a look at where we’re at. The Sword, Mirror, Jewel … Continue reading

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Paul Weller and the Tokyo Mod Legacy

(ABOVE: Manji Masanori solo) To explain what happened last night, let us begin by defining our terms. In the early Sixties, the ‘Mod’ movement (the word being the shortened form of both Modernism and Modern Art) became a force to … Continue reading

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