The Nu Oil
“I first saw “Art is the New Oil” plastered to a wall in the Tunnels underpass in 2018. Even if it had never been articulated before, it seemed obvious that I, and all of Aberdeen with me, had been living in that little bit of linguistic kitsch for at least a year. From there the phrase seemed to follow me around.” Read more…
“ABERDEEN LORD PROVOST SAYS HE HAS ‘TOO MUCH TO DO’
James ‘Barney’ Crockett, the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, recently stated that he may never be able to drink and smoke marijuana to the extent that he used to, due mainly in part to a massive workload, and a lowered tolerance.” Read more…
“It was thirty minutes to midnight.
Harvest moon heavy in the quietening sky,
Blood orange whispers in the trees,
Sealed by the humming rhythm of the glass,
The bus engine playing jazz.” Read more…
By Major Briggs.
Major Briggs is the collaborative effort of Aberdeen’s most enigmatic noisemaker and it’s most loudmouthed poet: Thomas Emslie a.k.a Erskine Lynas a.k.a T_A_M and Molly ‘Midden’ McLachlan.
Gilcomston is their first release, written and recorded – much to the dismay of their neighbours – in their Ruthrieston flat over the lockdown period.