All text copyright Stephen Coates 2006 - 2015


The Christmas lights on Oxford and Regent Street were lit back in November but that was just to try and push us consumers to get spending. Christmas only really felt like it had arrived this week when the snow started to fall on the city.  Lovely.

Thanks as ever for reading and responding - I see there are nearly a hundred of us and more looking quietly looking on - I like that.

There will be much more about Myth, Music, London, Love, Birth, Death, Dreams and Blood here next year.  Various personal circumstances prevented some of the releases we intended for this year but thank you for your patience.  2011 should see the release of the soundtrack to Glen Duncan's new novel 'The Last Werewolf',  an album of story and music "Tales of the Lost City" and an album by Lazarus Plane Crash I made with Joe Guillotine.  Phew.

In the meantime, best wishes to all.

Here is one more present from me and The Puppini Sisters.  Should get things kicking a bit


The Song of December
I know the world has changed
And mainly for the Better
But I feel strange
Wishing that weren't true
For I cannot recall
When I last wrote a letter - 
I'm gonna write one now
To say "I Love You"

Now everything is free:
The love, the songs, the pornography
And we're drowning in a sea
Of stuff we'll never need,
I hope that we
Still value things that matter
I'm gonna text you now
To say that "I still love you!"

The Song of December and five other seasonal songs with our friends, Martyn Tiger Lilly, Marcella Puppini Sister, Joe Guillotine and Mara Carlyle is available on this year's audio christmas card from Antique Beat

These cards have become a little institution around here - I think this is number seven or eight. The artwork as ever is by the wonderfully talented  Catherine Anyango.  You may not be able to see but the little city in the image to the left is made from the words of the song.

It has been a crazy year in some ways - a lot of time spent looking out of the windows of various hospitals but it all worked out. I am so lucky.