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Joe Ambrose has published, in anthologies or print/online magazines, a large number of short stories which divide roughly into two categories; Irish stories and Islamic stories. The Irish tales here Pot Noodles, I Hate You and I Hate Your Jesus, and Silk Jacket are part of a planned collection. The Islamic stories are The Fatal Advantage and Algeciras.
These essays all appeared in online magazines outsideleft.com, thehandstand.org, and pulp.net except for Catholic University News & Times which was commissioned for a prestigious Irish-only publication. Ambrose has recently become enthusiastic about art criticism, and this interest is reflected in pieces on Joshua Reynolds and Jenny Holzer. Music is represented by reportage/recollection on Shane McGowan, Pete Doherty, and Jeffrey Lee Pierce. His involvement in Moroccan and Beat Generation affairs is marked by a lengthy essay, Tangier Beat Generation.
Zines, pamphlets, polemics co-written by, ghost written by, or co-edited by Joe Ambrose. Includes work by Hamri, Ian Sommerville, Terry Wilson, Frank Rynne, Ira Cohen, and Negativland.
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Coney Island Baby
NYC late night adventure, Latino homies, hassidic boys. (outsideleft October, 2006)
Dublin club promoter in the late 90s. (Em magazine, ed. Karl Sinfield)
Read Silk Jacket
I Hate You and I Hate Your Jesus
DJ returns to the druggy Dublin club and art scene in the mid 90s (Shenanigans, ed Sarah Champion)
Read I Hate You and I Hate Your Jesus
Adventures In Morocco, (Published in Gargoyle magazine, edited by Maja Prausnitz)
Sunday morning in 80s Dublin
Read Pot Noodles
The Fatal Advantage
Islamic bomber plants bombs in London. (Pulp Books August, 2003)
Chelsea Hotel Manhattan
Extract from book of extreme travel writing. Scroll down through index. (the handstand.org )
A poem of sorts (outsideleft )
Youth & Young Manhood
Read Youth & Young Manhood
Somebody Got Murdered II
Short sequel to Ambrose's first novel, Serious Time. (ioutsideleft )
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LL Cool J
And DJ Cut Creator still hard as hell (outsideleft October, 2006)
Supermodel when she was fifteen. (outsideleft September, 2006)
Tangier Beat Generation
On Paul Bowles, William Burroughs, and Brion Gysin in Morocco (outsideleft August, 2005)
The movie star's credit card statement. (outsideleft July, 2005)
Pete and Shane
Review of Pete Doherty and Shane McGowan's secret gig. (outsideleft March, 2005)
Review of the graffiti artist's gallery show. (outsideleft February, 2005)
Jeffrey Lee Pierce
The Gun Club leader recalled on the occasion of his birthday. (outsideleft February, 2005)
Literary Top Ten
Favourite short story, worst novel, top book shop, etc. (pulp.net August, 2003)
Catholic University News and Times
Recollecton of student life
Read Catholic University News and Times
Joshua Reynolds - Men and Empire
Review of the Tate Gallery Exhibition
Read Joshua Reynolds - Men and Empire
Dan Breen and the IRA
An Introduction to Joe's book. (the handstand )
Answering questions about Chelsea Hotel Maznhattan
(living with legends )
On Alex Chilton, Stanley Booth, Jim Dickinson, Chuck Prophet, Tony Joe White and Ike Turner. (outsideleft )
Destroy All Rational Thought Interview
On Norman Mailer
Hamri the Painter of Morocco
Chelsea Hotel Manhattan interview
(lazarus corporation )
Hamri's Open Letter
This account of Rolling Stone Brian Jones trip to Joujouka, the subsequent recording of the Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka album by The Master Musicians of Joujouka, and the hijacking of that album by powerful music industry interests, is based on hours of conversation which took place between Hamri, Frank Rynne, and Joe Ambrose.
Joe Ambrose wrote down this letter - it was vetted and approved by Hamri, who was illiterate. The pamphlet version was designed by Chris Campion and distributed at concerts in London and the U.S.A. given by Psychic TV, Philip Glass, and Bachir Attar.
As a result of the campaign which had the Open Letter at its core, the attempted hijacking of the Master Musicians' birthright was thwarted.
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This leaflet was distributed at a gig by Psychic TV, Bachir Attar, and Scanner at Londons South Bank Centre. Designed by Michael Rynne, written by Joe Ambrose and Frank Rynne, it was part of the same political campaign as Hamris Open Letter.
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Islamic Diggers Literary
This literary freesheet was distributed at live gigs and DJ sets by Islamic Diggers in the late 90s. It featured literary works by Hamri, Terry Wilson, Ian Somerville, Joe Ambrose, and Frank Rynne.
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The "catalogue" for the 1993 anti-art exhibition, The China White Show, was a literary zine designed by Peter Maybury and edited by Frank Rynne and Joe Ambrose. The cover, featuring a drawing by China White, was the only part of the zine to be printed, the printer's bill paid for by an ad from Bill Laswell's Axiom label. The inside pages were all photocopied, in keeping with the Photocopy Art theme which ran through the China White Show.
Contributors included Stanley Booth, Lydia Lunch, Allen Ginsberg, Negativland, Ira Cohen, Patrick McCabe, China White, Hakim Bey, and Genesis P-Orridge.
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