About Strength Weekly

Strength Weekly contains posts and articles that deal for the most part with the idea of performance as behaviour we can’t avoid, at any level.

The site has been down for several months, during which time parts of its digital core became obsolete and had to be replaced. As a result I decided a nose to tail refurb was in order and this is what you see before you.

In addition to what were at the time timely posts and articles, there is an abundance of archive material relating to past and recent writings and image work.


Not to be Continued

The first time I saw the black plastic lapel badges they had been pinned to two well groomed young men on the Tube. The men wore dark suits and had the pleasant, alienated directness so irresistibly simulated by Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Cooper in Twin Peaks. They were sitting either side of a student with…

Going Underground

Saturday: Piccadilly Line: en route to the Women’s March.Passengers call out “Good Luck!” as six young protesters exit with their placards. 24.01.2017

Punitive

On the radio DJ Zane Lowe was talking about a song and he made some comment or other then said ‘No pun intended’. He didn’t want us to think that his sense of humour was so underdeveloped that it would lead him to stoop to the use of puns. Personally, I don’t mind them. You…

Unplank & the Dog Eaters

There are so many reasons why I shouldn’t do this. Every time I think about it I think of fresh reasons. The fact that I’ve written about it before on Strength Weekly (a digital area), for example. The fact that everyone who has written about it says much the same things. They say, for example,…

Physics with Christ

I was gratified by the volume of feedback received after the recent post titled ‘Plate’. I had not realised that my account of the serendipitous purchase of a green towel in as-new condition would strike a chord with so many readers of ‘Strength Weekly’, an online entity. It is true that towels are comforting and…

Mortem Post

An actor friend called Matthew Scurfield was a member of the repertory theatre company in Barrow-in-Furness. At one point in the play, which was a period piece, he was required to march on stage, stand before an expectant throng of actors and deliver a mighty and important speech. Matthew strode to his final position, stood…