Hi. I am still alive. And — despite my newly diagnosed chronic lung disease — I am fully intent on living at least as long as the younger of my two cats (aged three). Somewhere in one of my letters to Mark (born on the Fourth of July — Happy Birthday Mr) Simpson, which ended […]

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Hi Everyone – Sorry for the long silence since my last “postcard.” And that for seven months the only updates to this page have been plugs for merchandise. I wish I could ‘fess up to laziness, greed and/or simply being too consumed by research /debauchery. I wish I didn’t have a “better” excuse. A doctor’s […]

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Photo: “HOLLAND-WIEN-EXPRESS” Zeeland and buddy, January 1984 Station to Station …is a line on the greatest album of all time. From station to station back to Düsseldorf city Meet Iggy Pop and David Bowie Trans. Europe. Express. After contemplating how best to present a WEB-size overview of my seemingly disconnected (and mostly highly obscure) book, […]

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PS I’m honored and flattered that someone has launched a “Steven Zeeland Discussion Group.” I myself don’t plan on reading any of the postings anytime soon (I wouldn’t, you know, join any club that would have me as a member…. Plus which it’s more fun discussing someone when they’re out of the room). But I’m […]

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Probably it’s a good thing I’ve never aspired to lead “a glittering lifestyle,” and that I actually prefer residing in downscale Bremerton to the uptown district in Seattle from which my last words in THE QUEEN IS DEAD were dispatched. Three years ago this month I had $4,000 to my name and no job. I […]

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Zeeland certainly lives a less glittering and more peripatetic life, and to an English audience his reports have an exotic gloss it would be unfair to to think Simpson could equal – not least his account of his friendship with Andrew Cunanan, the killer of Gianni Versace. Andrew DeSilva, as I knew him, was a […]

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“I’D LIKE TO DROP MY TROUSERS TO THE QUEEN/ EVERY SENSIBLE CHILD WILL KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS…” (Morrissey) THE QUEEN IS DEAD: JARHEADS, EGGHEADS, SERIAL KILLERS & BAD SEX is a collection of letters between British writer Mark Simpson and me published last year by Arcadia Books, UK. I haven’t read it. Not out of […]

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“WHAT’S NEW?” “I’ve lived through worse times,” I told a friend last week. “But I was younger then.” FLASHBACK The second week of September 2001 marked the 10 year anniversary of my relationship with THE HAWORTH PRESS. TRAUMA Probably I don’t need to explain how it happened that celebration of this anniversary was preempted by […]

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My late friend and mentor David Lloyd, the San Diego beefcake photographer, liked to tell me that I should author a play based on the life of Dr. Alfred Kinsey. On the other side of the Atlantic, Mark Simpson had an idea of his own for a musical based on The Kinsey Report itself! There’s […]

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