I was in Moscow the other week for the Cardboardia festival which is organised by friends and which we are hoping to bring to London. It is quite bonkers in a very creative utopian way. A kind of cross between origami and Woodstock.
I really like going to Russia because of the wonderful people although this time, given the ensuing terrible events at Moscow airport, I was rather relieved to get out alive.
Ironically, I was there to DJ at a "Love Party" - a task I will be happily repeating this weekend for three Valentine's events in a row in the romantic grandeur of the ruins of Battersea Power Station. I will be accompanied by those glamorous honey-traps The Bees Knees.
It is called The Lost Lovers' Ball
Antique Beat will be sending out a little Valentines present to friends on the list this week. You can join here if you haven't already.
Then it's back to work on the next The Real Tuesday Weld album - a soundtrack to my good friend Glen Duncan's next novel "The Last Werewolf" which will be published in a few months by Canongate / Knopf and subsequently by various houses around the world. Books haven't gone the way of albums - yet - but we will be defying convention as ever and making something you can actually hold in your hands and give to people you like.
I've always felt a little like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz with his paper heart although of course mine is now made from Cardboard.
Happy Valentines to us all!