The World of Ming
Last archived 30 December 2001.
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Autumn 2001:

Melanie Absolon reviews the short biographical film 'Cool as a Cucumber' by Christian Dyer. We await news on how the general public might have access to this new Ming documentary.....

Change of address for Sexton's page on, where you can still purchase the fabulous Marshan Love Secrets CD.

Interview by JT Dockery. Ming talks testicles, death and the tenth dimension. (Read at your own risk. Much liquid was invovled.)

stories, (from earlier this year which we only just posted to the site.)

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Ming! At last it has been revealed that the mysterious Miss Guru is the correct gender to be legally bound to Mr Ming. Exclusive photos here.

(not so new) story: Attack of the 50ft Ginger Baker German version coming soon.

"Piston Project": The Tasty Ones CD is now available to buy! Recorded at Toe Rag Studios, it includes the original classic, "Brown Balls"! If you would like to order from us direct, Email us and we will give you further instructions. £10 including postage, UK only. Overseas orders, please email us and we'll arrange overseas postage and payment.

You can now order the much sought after Sexton and Steady CD "Rogue Male" directly from us! Email us Ella Guru and she will give you further instructions. £10 including postage.

You can purchase the fabulous CDMarshan Love Secrets direct from Sexton's page on

Spring/Summer 2001:

Johnny's farewell The Tasty Ones gig: Friday 22 June, Moriartys bar, 57 Liverpool Rd, London N1, Angel tube, across from Sainsbury's. Flyer here. Also appearing: The Long Decline. Part of a two week event, with Nigel Burch and the Flea Pit Orchestra on Saturday 30 June.

Sexton Ming and Ella Guru are both showing paintings at the Stuckist show at the Fridge Gallery, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, until 28 June 2001. Check the Stuckist site for opening times.

14-17 June 2001: Tasty Ones Belgian tour:
Thursday June 14, 2001
Tiki's - Gierle

Friday June 15, 2001
The Frontline - Gent

Saturday June 16, 2001
De Vort 'n Vis - Ieper

Sunday June 17, 2001
Jeugdclub Ternat

Winter 2001:

Stuckist show: Artbank Gallery 114 Clerkenwell Road EC1, Junction with Clerkenwell Green - (Farringdon tube 4 mins walk)
Thursday 8 March to Saturday 17 March
Tues-Fri 11.30am - 6pm, Sat 12pm- 4pm
Late night Thurs 15 March 'till 8pm
tel: 07000 847466

Dirty Water Club, Boston Arms, 178 Junction Road, London N19 5QQ, Directly Opposite Tufnell Park Underground Station. Info:

PAINTINGS FOUND: The 2 Vince Ray paintings that disppeared from the Wild Weekend at Cambersands, Sunday 5 November 2000, have been recovered somewhere in Belgium. When his friends realised that he did not buy the paintings, they persuaded the theif to return them.

Ming's cult status confirmed! Plus: gig booked for Sexton and Ella in New Brunwick, New Jersey, USA. Sat 23 Dec at the Court Tavern (124 Church Street New Brunswick, NJ, p#732.545.7265). Shows start at 10PM. Admission is usually $6. Also appearing: Peny Dredful and the Bloody Valentines.

Autumn 2000:

Stuckist Exhibition: The *** REAL TURNER PRIZE SHOW 2000 *****
Stuckist Paintings Ü no conceptual rubbish Ü

Pure Gallery
1 Leonard Street
London EC2
Old Street exit 4
tel 07000 (vision) 847466
open 12Ü6 pm Monday
Friday 24 October Ü 30 November 2000
Private view 23 October Ü 7 - 10 PM

Promoted by Joe Crompton and Superhumanism

***DATE CHANGED TO*** Saturday 2 December 2000, SEXTON AND STEADY
****First appearance in a long time!!!***
at DUCKIE, Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London, SE1 Tel. 020 7582 0833
(note: Steady has pulled out of this gig. However Sexton will be doing their old favourites including "the Glug glug car" as seen on the Divine David show on Chanel 4)

STOLEN PAINTINGS: At the Wild Weekend at Cambersands, 2 Vince Ray paintings disppeared between 5 and 7 pm on Sunday 5 November 2000, from the canteen, where Frances Castle had arranged an exhibition. Photos of the missing works will be posted here shortly. Anyone with any information at all please email me.

Saturday 25 November 2000, The Tasty Ones LAST GIG OF THE YEAR at the Hope and Anchor, Upper Street, London N1. Cannon Fodder launch night. Possible punch up (not really, we're only joking, Rivka! We can all look and back laugh...). Check back for more details.

Thursday 26 October 2000, The Tasty Ones at the Dublin Castle, Camden Parkway, London NW1. Doors 8:30. Tasty Ones on first. Also appearing: The Long Decline and Diary.

Summer 2000:

Victory for us! TASTY ONES GIG with Sonic Youth a success! Sexton, Ella and special guest Bruce Brand ruled Shepherd's Bush Empire! photos coming soon.

Saturday 23 September 2000, The Tasty Ones in Brighton, at The Lift, above the Pig in Paradise pub, 10-12 Queens Road, Brighton. 2 minutes from the station. £3, £2 concs. Doors 7:30. Also appearing: Penny Dreadful.

gig: Friday 25 August 2000. The Tasty Ones at the Bull & Gate, Kentish Town Road, London, next door to the Forum. Tasty Ones on at 10:45 pm. Also appearing: the Probing Cranks. Check Bull and Gate website for live online broadcast details. Print the flyer for reduced price.

gig: Wednesday September 6th 2000: The Tasty Ones + The Big Eyes (& interval music/film shows)

The Royal Park (0113) 2757494, Queens Road, Leeds 6

Doors open 8.30pm
admission 3 pounds
flyer here
"the big eyes are locals who with the release of their 1st album (on Pickled Egg) are emerging as a musically intricate and pleasant thing; like the soundtrack to a beautiful, complicated film"
- Cops & Robbers, April Issue

gig: Thursday 7 September. The Tasty Ones, Zanzibar, 43 Seal Street, Liverpool 1 (town centre), around the corner from Jacaranda pub (Slater st), tel. 0151 707 0633. time to be confirmed. also appearing: the Maybes (and several other local bands)

gig: Friday 11 August 2000. 10 pm. Sexton Ming and Ella Guru will be appearing as guests on stage with Joe Whitney and the Tropics of Cancer at the Vauxall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London, SE1 Tel. 020 7582 0833.

gig: Sunday 30 July 2000. The Tasty Ones, at The Falcon, Royal College Street, Camden, London NW1. Also appearing: Scintilla and Los Paranoios. Tasty Ones on at 8:45 pm. £4 with flyer/£5 without. Print up flyer and get £1 off admission price. Email us if any problem with printing flyers and we'll snail mail you some.

Ella Guru's tits to appear in junge Welt! If you are reading this from Deutschland, keep a look out from around 8 June 2000. It was too late to stop them....

Winter/Spring 2000:

Tasty Ones German tour photos!!!

New Ming books out now!! Get 'em while supplies last!! The House of Nun (with illustrations by J. Todd Dockery), and Verfickt und zugenäht in German with illustrations by Ming! Order details here.

Ming selected as Experimental Rock artist of the week on! You can also purchase Marshan Love Secrets direct from Sexton's page on that site.

MORE STUCKIST shows coming throughout the spring. Check for details.

Sexton appears in the Pink Paper, 3 March 2000! Available free from any gay establishment in London.


28-30 Rivington Street Shoreditch, East London

Get there early!! show starts at 7:00 PM

Sexton will be reading more stories at the next Stuckism show in Leipzig, Germany, Friday 5 May 2000 (L.E. Gallery. eine Projekt-Reihe des WERK II - Kulturfabrik Leizig, WERK II Kochstraße 132, 04277 Leipzig).

Sexton and 3 other Medway poets will be reading at the next Stuckism show in Folkstone, Kent, 7.30pm Sat 20 May, Metropole Arts Centre, The Leas, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2LS, Tel: 01303 255070.

In bed with The Tasty Ones! New photo. Plus New Year photo.

TASTY ONES ON TOUR IN GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND! Check out the fabulous flyer for the Tasty Ones Bern gig! Courtesy of the Reverend Beatman. See next column for all dates.

March 2000: The Tasty Ones German tour and Stuckist exhibition in Germany:

24.3. Berlin/ Kaffee Burger, 21 Uhr, Torstr. 60, Berlin-Mitte
25.3. Leipzig/ Ilses Erika, 22 Uhr, Bernhard-Gûring-Str. 152 (book fair)
26.3. Nürnberg/ Zwingerbar, 21 Uhr, Lorenzerstr. 33
27.3. Augsburg/ Club Pavian, 21 Uhr, Schwibbogenpl. 1
28.3. München/ Club 2, 20 Uhr, Kirchenstr. 96
29.3. CH - Bern/Café Kairo, 20.30 Uhr, Dammweg 43
30.3. Freiburg/ Jos Fritz Café, 21 Uhr, Wilhelmstr.15
31.3. Frankfurt/ Dreikönigskeller, 21 Uhr, FÉrberstr. 71
1.4. Kassel/ Lolitabar, 21 Uhr, Werner-Hilpert-Str. 22
2.4. Hamburg/ Westwerk (plus exhibition opening), 20 Uhr, AdmiralitÉtsstr. 74

Conny Lösch (for extra photos, tapes, and texts etc.)
Phone 0049 30 53635555 (daytime), 0049 30 2925522 (nighttime)
Fax 0049 30 53635544

Gig, Thursday 6 April 2000: The Tasty Ones, Dingwalls, Camden Lock, Camden High Street, London, England. Supporting Ten Benson as well as others. Tasty Ones on at 8 PM.

Gig, Sunday 19 March 2000: The Tasty Ones, Rosie O'Grady's, Camden Road, across from Camden Road British Rail Station. Afternoon show from 4 - 8 PM, Tasty Ones on at 6 PM. Free admission.

Autumn 1999:

Halloween photo: Sexton Ming and the giant pumpkin!

Friday Novemeber 19th, Upstairs at The Garage, Upper Street, Highbury Islington Tube, doors open 8pm - 3am. CANNON FODDER LAUNCH NIGHT II: Richard Littler (Gargoyle Magazine), Dan Belton - (Hangman Books, Penny Dreadful), Chris Twigg - ('Specialist in Rural Confusion'/Abacus Press/Chicken in The Woods), Sexton Ming (mixture of poems and songs), and The Rebel (BR 'Country Teasers/Male Nurse' Wallers). PLUS DJ's. £3.50 on the door

Summer 1999:

Listen to the Sexton interview on World Radio, with the Society of Underground Poets:

part 1: includes "Supercat" and "the Glug glug car", and meetings with Billy Childish and J.Todd Dockery

part 2: includes cross dressing, influences and inspiration

part 3: upcoming projects, the Tasty Ones, Stuckism, the "Cheeky Cheese", poem "Dead Donkey"

Gig, Sunday 19 September 1999: The Tasty Ones, Rosie O'Grady's, Camden Road, across from Camden Road British Rail Station. Afternoon show from 4 - 8 PM, Tasty Ones on at 6 PM. Free admission.

New pics! Of Sexton and Steady's latest performance!

EXCLUSIVE!! Sexton Ming gets ready to punch Jeffrey Scott Holland!

The Tasty Ones have recorded two songs, "Do what your parents say" and "I am Spartakus" in the newly re-opened Toe Rag Studio (all old valve equipment!). Completed tapes are being fought over, so expect a Tasty Ones single or EP in your local record shop soon!

Friday 16 July. Gig: Sexton Ming and The Tasty Ones, Dublin Castle, Camden Parkway, London NW1. Doors 8:30. Also appearing: Joe Whitney and the Tropics of Cancer.

The recent release "Cheeky Cheese" with Billy Childish is enjoying tremendous sucess worldwide. Check your local record shops for details!

Friday 25 June, Gig: The Tasty Ones, Leeds. THE BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB (next to Royal Park Pub), 33 QUEENS ROAD, LEEDS 6, WEST YORKSHIRE telephone (0113) 2752411 / (0113) 757192. Doors open 8pm, £4 entrance fee. Late bar, but be in before 10:45 pm. Also appearing: Casino Volante, a local instrumental surf guitar band who do cool garage covers of "wild is the wind" and "cry me a river".

Weds 07 July. Gig: Sexton Ming and Steady, upstairs at the Garage, Highbury Corner, London. Doors 9:00 PM. Also appearing: The Point.

June 1999: Sexton and Steady have completed a remix of the track "Samba Snails" for the Club V compilation CD.

May 1999: The US trip was a huge sucess. Read the K-Y experience, My Dinner with Sexton Ming or How I Learned to Love a Drag Queen An exclusive to the House of Pusm By J. Todd Dockery.

The first authentic comments straight from Kentucky on the NOW RELEASED Creeps CD "Marshan Love Secrets":

"No shit. IT'S THE BEST WORK YOU'VE EVER DONE. tell it to the angels. let it be written in obscure holy texts. hot and sweaty, i take off my underpants and take off my socks in your honor. You're a natural born freak, baby." - Jesse Todd Dockery

May 1999 The first Sexton Ming and Billy Childish LP/CD in 10 years is now on its second pressing from Damaged Goods. Titled "Cheeky Cheese", it features Sexton's words and collaborative music.(Read the Press release.)

Saturday 12 June. Gig: Sexton Ming and Steady, upstairs at the Garage, Highbury Corner, London. Launch for the Club V compilation CD. Doors 9:30. Also appearing: Linus.

Sexton will be on Society of Underground Poets 5/23/99 at 11 p.m. Eastern time (4 am GMT) and again on 5/25/99 at 10 p.m. Eastern time(3 am GMT). you can listen in on the web at both and society of underground poets (SoUP)Watch this space for news of Sexton's interview on World Radio, with the Society of Underground Poets.

MIDWEST SHOW CHANGED!! Gig and CD LAUNCH in Lexington Kentucky, May 10th, at Yats, 200 Bolivar, on the corner of South Upper Street inside of the South Hill Station. Also appearing: Johnny Shipley, The Smacks, and Creeps finest, The Kentuckians. We are sorry that we will not be doing Columbus, OH this time around.

Saturday 8 May, Poetry: Zinefest '99, Union County College, Cranford, NJ, US of Amerik-uh, 1-6 PM EDT. The Fringe has it's slot at 4pm. Live performances throughout the day. All small press are welcome to set up a table. For info, call Dave Roskos @ +1 732.223.6894 or Joe Wiel @ +1 908.931.1343 Space is limited.

Sunday 16 May, Poetry: The Fringe, 76 Oliver Street, Newark, NJ, 5:30 PM EDT. Featured Poet is Loring Hughes. Sexton to read a few new selections.

Saturday 15 May, Ella Guru's Art Show: The Fringe, 76 Oliver Street, Newark, NJ, 8 PM EDT. Featured Artists include Peny Dredful and Loring Hughes. Sexton to stand around drinking beer.

Gig: Friday 23 April, Music: Hope and Anchor, Upper Street, Islington, London N1. 9:30 PM GMT. The Tasty Ones featuring Sexton Ming and Ella Guru. Also appearing: Broke Revue and the Bristols.

Gig: Saturday 17 April, Music: Dublin Castle, Parkway, Camden, London NW1. 8:30 PM GMT. The Tasty Ones featuring Sexton Ming, Tubs Johnson and Ella Guru. Supporting Joe Whitney AND, all the way from the USA, Mr Quintron and Miss Pussycat: voodoo tango kooky lounge core and acid casualty burn out puppet show- not be missed!.

The Tasty Ones featuring Sexton Ming, Tubbs Johnson of Thee Headcoats and Ella Guru, have resumed writing, recording and gigging. Sexton is also still doing solo for gigs. We are hoping to finish the Tasty Ones recordings very soon. Anyone with a label interested, send us an email.

January 1999: Read Sexton's bi-weekly city stories! As seen in Jungewelt, they can be read in English here only!

January 1999: Sexton is being interviewed by BBC Scotland for a documentary on Billy Childish and Hangman records. We'll let you know when it's due for airing, and in which countries.

December 1998: The Tasty Ones featuring Sexton Ming, Tubbs Johnson of Thee Headcoats and Ella Guru, have resumed writing, recording and gigging. Sexton is also still doing solo for gigs. We are hoping to finish the Tasty Ones recordings very soon. Anyone with a label interested, send us an email.

November 1998: We have a new Guestbook page, so all you nutters out there can rant in public and have your words read! Sexton fans from Kentucky to Tazmania and even East Ham (or better still, Deptford) sign now!

Autumn 1998: "Lost Winegum Mine": Read the reviews: Single of the Month in Record Collector, and check yer local independent record shop. Or you can order direct from Sweet Records, a bargain at £2.00 sterling. 7" vinyl only. (Sweet Records, FREEPOST, Ground Floor, 116 Old Street, London EC1V 9BD.)

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