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• • • Being a journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.




Seven and Seven Is (1967), a single by Love.

Celebrating seven years of this here blawg with a bunch of sevens. But first, the stats which (according to WordPress’s own meter) say “This blog was viewed about 2,300,000 times in 2012″. The caveat there is that many people visit these pages simply to see a picture, not because there’s anything further of interest, hence the persistent popularity of the Naked furniture post in the top five listing below:

1: The weekend artists, December 2011
2: Naked furniture, April 2009
3: The art of Takato Yamamoto, June 2007
4: Alex in the Chelsea Drug Store, April 2006
5: Hysterical Literature, August 2012

Not listed there because it’s on a standalone page is the gay artists archive which remains the most popular thing on the site. The equally persistent popularity of the Clockwork Orange post at no. 4 is a good demonstration of the fickleness of the blog hordes; things done on a whim often have more staying power. As always, thanks for reading and commenting! And now the music…

Seven By Seven (1971) by Hawkwind
Seven Days (1972) by Annette Peacock
Seven Years (1986) by Watermelon Men
Seven Souls (1989) by Material feat. William Burroughs
Seven Laws of Woo (1992) by Praxis
Seven, Seven, Seven (1995) by Money Mark



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6 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Rob


    Congratulations! (Now imagine I’ve written that 7 times…) There are only half a dozen links on my Bookmarks Bar (as opposed to the thousands of half-forgotten ones on the bookmarks page), has been firmly ensconced there for the last four years. Your Weekend Links posts have become a ritual. Here’s to another 7 fascinating years!

  2. #2 posted by Strange Flowers


    Happy 7th and thank you for your unfailing intellect and savoir-faire.

  3. #3 posted by Daniel del Valle


    Congratulations on your seventh! John your site is always intersting and I never miss checking it out. May you long life and interesting times.

  4. #4 posted by Evan


    John, your curation of this site is magnificent. I’ve learned so damn much from you in the last few years–you’re a bit of a long-distance humanities professor to me. I don’t mean to embarrass you by gushing, but I mean it–you’re a mentor and hero to me.

    Good show, my friend.

  5. #5 posted by Anne S


    Happy 7th blog birthday.Johyn. I always check your blog every day and am entertained and enlightened by your posts.

  6. #6 posted by John


    Thanks everyone!






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