Life and Death of Glitter Glamm and the Sirens of Titan

 

Some people are born actors

Others learn how to sing the chorus

The gods after all choose their own

Let them come and adore us

Text extracted from John Dagger's song A god-awful small affair written and sung by John Dagger from The Life And Death Of Glitter Glamm And The Sirens Of Titan.

In early 2014 Michael Weller began c(art)oon based on his own small part in the rise and fall of Ken Tapley (fantasy character made up by Mike in 1958 before ceremonial rubbishing by teenage Mick Weller in 1961). Re-born 1983 as Dedbrickton rock god caricature John Dagger. Re-reborn 2016 (Social Reality Earthtime) in shape of immortal interstellar quite extraordinary ultra-emissary John Beyond.

So began chapbook series Metrobolist:Five Chapters - website and this blog - and finally 2021's published Veer Book; précised online as earlier Metrobolist blog posts - and definitive Contemporary Poetics Research Centre (CPRC) Birkbeck's visually associated bookartobject Metrobolist7. Dedicated to the memory of David Bowie (1947-2016).

It is therefore a pleasure and absolute delight for Michael Weller to be invited by curious record collector and producer Mart Cert (pronouns: he; they) in their Whistleblower production for Lord Reith's archived BBC wireless programme Ziggy@50.