It's odd writing about yourself in the third person, but the fierce competition for attention these days demands one make things as easy for people as possible. So, here's my new site. I'll be closing my old one at https://garylachman.co.uk/ over the next few months, allowing people time to find their way here. The new site is more streamlined, allowing easier access to my books. There's a page dedicated to some some selected articles, interviews and lectures available online, and one for upcoming live and online appearances. I've also including some new photographs, courtesy of Marzena Pogorzaly. So check it out and let me know what you think.
Here are some live and online events coming up later this year.
This year I've been making some appearances with Bootleg Blondie, a classy Blondie tribute band who have shanghaied me into playing some old tunes. They've also got me working on some lesser know rarities, such as my songs "The First One" and "Amor Fati," which Blondie performed during my last days with the group and also back at the start of their reunion in the ancient days of 1996. (True aficionados will know that I also performed them with my own group, The Know.) The link above will let you know which shows I'll be appearing at, from September through December 2022. They are all in the UK, no world tour yet, but life is full of surprises. I'll be playing guitar and also bass, the original Rickenbacker short scale bass I used with Blondie back in the 1970s, when I was Gary Valentine. And here it is.
In my other life, I'll be giving a Zoom talk on Gurdjieff, Ouspensky and the Fourth Way for the Last Tuesday Society on 28 September.
On 4 October I'll be talking about precognitive dreams and synchronicity online for the Arthur Conan Doyle Society.
I'll be giving a live talk about C.G. Jung's strange preoccupation with the dead for the London Month of the Dead at Guy's Hospital Chapel on 30 October, a morbid start to Halloween. Oddly enough, most of the live talks I've given in London since the easing of Covid restrictions have been in cemeteries...
And on 13 December, I'll be giving another live talk at Viktor Wynd's remarkably eccentric museum, on the "dark side of the 1960s." Incense, pentagrams and crystal balls need not be left at the entrance.
So, once again, welcome to my new site. I hope we all get along swimmingly.