15 drawings of the journeys between 15 stations - Alt Tegel to Friedrichstrasse - on Berlin's U6 line in January 2006. They will eventually be composed very differently for a project on Casper David Friedrich, but for now here's a circle. In response to a raised eyebrow from a fellow passenger I exhausted my German and said "er... kunst...".
Serial killer Dennis Nilsen told RussCoff that he's a fan of Victoria Coren's Balderdash and Piffle. The show's product isn't over the moon, says Media Monkey (you might need to register with The Guardian to read it):
(Feb 9) The folk behind BBC2 word show Balderdash & Piffle presented by journalist and poker fan Victoria Coren have just been made aware of recent "communications" from Dennis Nilsen to a blog. In the electronic missives, the one-time army cook, policeman and mass murderer expresses his fondness for the show, which explores the origin of well known phrases and words. Apparently Nilsen is "addicted" to it. But as Archie Baron, the series producer at the show's production company Takeaway Media, puts it, this is not something they are going to shout about. "In this world where ratings count and every viewer is appreciated, I am not sure that providing comfort to Dennis Nilsen ranks as one of our proudest achievements," Archie tells Monkey.
One of the other producers is happier though:
(Feb 13) Now it turns out the producer of the show is one Jamie Muir, son of the late Frank, and a family with a history of attracting the wrong sort of fan, apparently. "Fabulous! Ian Brady, Moors murderer was a big fan of my father's radio programme My Word," he writes. Such class.
See also: RussCoff wrote a great Sunday Times piece about Dennis Nilsen in 2003: Memoirs of a Serial Killer.