I enjoy my psychedelics and proudly own a particularly virile liquid wheel. Propped up on my balcony (via the mystical powers of piped organ and sitar) it proves a most delicious requisite for my senses. Pretty isn’t it?
“England’s best-loved and most eccentric astronomer, Sir Patrick Moore, has died aged 89 at his home in Sussex. In a rather disturbing coincidence, The Chap had sent Michael “Atters” Attree to interview Sir Patrick just weeks ago for the current edition, and this has turned out to be the great astronomer’s final interview.” Issue 66, 2012
I wrote the following obituary (issue 67, 2013) of The Chap (click article to read).
Since my posts of yore The Chap returned to the Grade-2 listed splendour of the Bloomsbury Ballroom (London) for its 3rd Grand Anarcho Dandyist Ball. It was an excellent bash which seemed to have been enjoyed buy one and all – especially a crapulent and rather rude Dalek.
The apparent gatecrasher chose to dismiss Chap protocol (it was not the Dr Who convention he thought it to be) by calling guests he disliked (and they seemed legion) “C*NT!” (while orally “exterminating” them via a Dalek voice recording). The vulgar fool maintained his balaclava masked disguise (except for his creepy eyes) until carriages at midnight. Only then did the unsavory fellow reveal himself to be non other than me… Imagine my shock!
The following years event took the theme of “Eccentricity”. I did my bit as Master of Ceremonies clad in my coveted psychedelic 60s cat suit (woven from lycra, much to the repulsion of the sartorial purists present).
Last year’s Grand Anarcho Dandyist Ball was the 5th and lamentably the last. OnesTube has a taste of my Dandy Ball compere skills (from 3:55) HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3LtHv5ZEMg
I was recently kindly invited along to Hoxton Hall to ponce about as a dandy for Adam Ant’s first promo in years called Cool Zombie. I have met Adam a few times now – decent chap and I very much like this song. A good article on the video shoot may be found here: http://huzzarblog.wordpress.com/
I’m even flashed (boozing with totty) in a brief preview clip of the promo (at 4:08): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPneOfk-T2c ….Oh you blinked!
Atters Attree sporting the petrol blue rich cotton velvet single breasted two piece suit on the cover of Grasham Blake’s Autumn/Winter collection catalogue. “Inspired by The Great War with photographs by David Ellis. Only a limited number available.” We had a splendid day playing with real guns and uniforms (aided by very pretty lady assistants) in London’s Shoreditch (of course). Gresham’s website www.greshamblake.com
Atters Attree interviews beat poet Michael Horovitz at his West London home and discusses his mescaline taking friendship with William Burroughs, beatnik movements, the 60s, art and cup cakes.
Full interview in issue 65 (Oct/Nov 2012: The Well- Dressed Beatnik edition) of The Chap magazine (along with Atters’ usual paranormal column and hirsute musings in The Lip Weasel). Online edition also available from The Chap website.