SOLEDAD is a new journal from my good friend Jeremy Richey, the maestro behind ART DECADES. Soledad is (of course) the Spanish word for solitude, which is one of my favourite things. It can be sad, but also beautiful – a state of mind reflected in the magazine’s black and white imagery. I’m proud to have contributed a sixteen-page article about David Lynch’s return to Twin Peaks for the first volume. It’s the opening instalment in a two-part series, and while I can’t promise to unlock all of its mysteries, I hope fans of the show will enjoy my personal impressions.
Also featured in Soledad‘s debut are a cover story about the long-lost movie Hu-Man, starring Terence Stamp and Jeanne Moreau; a fond look back at the teen exploitation flicks of the 1970s and ’80s; short fiction, poetry, and photo-essays; plus interviews with proto-punk icons Craig Bell and John D. Morton, and alt-erotica star Stoya. You can order SOLEDAD now from Amazon, with a UK price of £6.33, or $8 in the US.
And while we’re on the subject of supporting creatives and independents, please check out my talented friend Aaron Darc’s exquisite remix of the new Lana Del Rey song, Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have – But I Have It. It’s the perfect soundtrack for those of us feeling a little fragile this new year – and Monroe fans should appreciate the sample from one of her last interviews.