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Wednesday, December 31, 2003  

Guy Bourdin and Art Deco at the V&A. Middlesex filter beds: a grass snake, woodpeckers, warblers, grey herons, kingfisher. My lovely family of coots on the River Lea - good luck! Abney Cemetary. Renata Adler. 1st english translations of With the Flow (Huysmans) and Tomb for 500,000 Soldiers (Pierre Guyotat). Turner and Whistler at Tate Britain. Healthy Gower swimming in July and August. New York in March (giant prawns, Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Station, Ghostbusters). Garbo in A Woman of No Importance at the NFT. Mario Bava, Dario Argento. Exiles. The hot weather. Sophie Dahl in the flesh. Attending a garden party hosted by an exiled Yemenese royal family. Darren Campbell and Carolina Kluft at the World Athletics. Ennio Morricone (reissue Mondo Morricone CDs), Goblin, Italodisco, Sandy Denny, Bix Beiderbecke, the London FM dial. More books: Modern Jihad - Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror Networks Loretta Napoleoni (best this year), No End to War Walter Laqueur, Regime Change Christopher Hitchens, London Orbital Iain Sinclair (pbk), John F Kennedy - An Unfinished Life Robert Dallek. Vanessa Feltz (London Live 3-5). Berlusconi's big mouth. Roland Cartier shoes that glide! November 5th. Immolation of the Ba'ath regime. Milosevic in the dock. Learning to fence.

End of the affair. Mysterious weight loss. Dull and muddled translation of Deleuze on Francis Bacon, minus the plates. EU ban on Gower cockles. Berlusconi. Bombing of Al-jazeera. Iraq aftermath. Aceh. Liberia. Congo. North Korea. Chechnya. Kyoto. Water. Fires. No money, more problems.

Citta 03

Q: What did Saddam Hussein say when he came out of his hole?
A: "Did I beat David Blaine?"

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