Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes continues to have occasional screenings throughout the year. Details of upcoming shows can now be found on the dedicated page in the menu. If you are interested in hosting such an event, please go to the contact page and get in touch. Apart from the many cinema shows, the film has now been screened in comedy clubs, music festivals, arts centres, a cafe, a library, a pub and a couple of large tents.
Michael is currently working with comedian & writer Stewart Lee on a feature length documentary about Britain’s ultimate post-punk survivor Robert Lloyd and the ups and downs of his band of forty years - The Nightingales. Stewart & Michael, both life-long fans of the band, have been shooting material around the latest Nightingales tour. A taster of the film, authored and fronted by Stewart and provisionally titled ‘King Rocker’, will be used to raise finance to complete the project. If you are interested in the idea of financing a film about, amongst other things; the Midlands post punk scene, horse racing, social mobility, and Stewart’s search for a giant sculpture of King Kong, please get in touch on the contacts page.
Michael’s video art, past and present, has now found a new home. Here Comes Everybody is an American experimental cable TV show, broadcasting in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Portland, Seattle & Chicago. The shows can also be viewed on youtube by clicking the episode number below. Look out for early Super 8 and U-Matic videotape work in episodes - 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27 and more recent films in episodes 12 & 22.
The XTC rhythm section - Colin Moulding & Terry Chambers - are back as TC& I with the splendid Great Aspirations EP. This is pop.