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Author Archives: Jon Bounds

Writer, honest. Currently working on Pier Review “a journey to the outcrops of a dying culture”.

Used to do Birmingham: It’s Not Shit, Dirty Bristow, 11-11-11, Twitpanto et al.

Why I’m about to spend two weeks in a car in the name of art

I write, you know, it’s sort of the core of loads of stuff I do—writing is a founding block of good social web engagement which is where I get most of my living from. It’s also part of teaching or training in a way, you need to be able to construct narratives and find the […]

Winona Forever

Forever? Lasted about three days.

Broadcast’s Trish Keenan: a singer for whom life was a discovery | Music | guardian.co.uk

"If the reaction of the blogosphere and Twitterati to Keenan's sudden death are reliable indicators, every one of their four studio albums should have been worldwide No 1s. Blur's Graham Coxon called the news "devastating". Chillwave artist, Toro Y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick, tweeted that Keenan was "one of my biggest influences", while Colin Meloy […]

Map of Birmingham— Inebriance Survey

Map of Birmingham: Inebriance Survey 2011 PDF Now that is what I call a map. Every pub in Birmingham as available from the Open Street Map XAPI (on 6/1/11), for use as a navigational aid. Plotted as a mapless map with Maperitive, and text tided up in Illustrator, no data was added or removed (except […]

Funny, ha ha.

The ability to make people laugh has always been something that is fairly central to my personality. I’m not entirely sure why, but it wasn’t for cliched make-the-bullies-laugh at school reasons, because I did—and they still hit me.  That was a lot more to do with me being obviously poorer and shyer in a school […]

Can’t stand up for falling down

This is me doing straight stand-up comedy for the first time, just five minutes and a couple of fucks: Jon Bounds – stand up by jonbounds

Stand Up

Next Friday (26th November) I’m doing a brief set as part of this Stand up Comedy thing. I’ve not written the act, as such, yet—but it’ll probably be something to do with beards.

Beermat Art

My submission to the Beermat Show. Thanks to EAP and those that told me their favourite drunk euphemisms.

The King and I — my Elvis Marathon.

Pleased to have one less thing in common with the Wonder Stuff, I do love Elvis. I love the hillbilly cat and the jumpsuited entertainer, and to prevent disillusionment I find it fairly easy to avoid watching the films — it’s not as if they are in heavy rotation on our mainstream channels these days. […]

Magical Timperley Tour