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Ed Gillett @ehgillett South London

I write things & make films about politics & music - 1st book “Party Lines” forthcoming on Picador. Repped by @cbrotherstone. He / him. hello@edwardgillett.com

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Joined Twitter 7/20/10


PRS has introduced a new license for promoters and venues putting on small-scale ticketed live stream events. Costs… https://t.co/OcsviCLM4k
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1/27
2021
This is really grim - behind the scenes Oxbridge cliques genuinely putting lives at risk https://t.co/0g73mNYjue
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1/23
2021
The Avalanches https://t.co/bGLlS1x6meForty years ago today, a fire at a house party in New Cross killed 13 young black people. The racism behind the tra… https://t.co/bz1g8Hd6RP
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1/18
2021
@clppng @estevancarlos Always representin' 😤 (yes I know my car needs washed) https://t.co/TI9rwufzNY
Retweeted by Ed GillettJust in case you don't know how Alain de Botton met his wife https://t.co/qTAFTuyaFe
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1/16
2021
Genuinely think this might be the lamest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. https://t.co/AMkxUSTH8a
1/15
2021
happy 20th anniversary to any other city!!!! https://t.co/O8vggS0RD7
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1/11
2021
The biggest self-own is when Twitter bans a bunch of Nazi or fash to see who complains about it. https://t.co/BjkRFqmJRI
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1/10
2021
@robertsharp59 😂 Should have let you finish the thread! @robertsharp59 And frankly yeah, if a politician I liked started spreading the level of disinformation Trump has, w… https://t.co/EoqZCrA2gK @robertsharp59 Come off it Rob, this isn’t a question of “not liking” Trump, it’s about him fomenting insurrection… https://t.co/nFAHn8atBp
1/9
2021
Later this month, @JoyWhite2 will deliver an online talk on the research into her book 'Terraformed: Young Black Li… https://t.co/ngyPnpTIqO
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1/8
2021
"There have been at least 30 cases where rap music or videos have been used as evidence in England and Wales, exclu… https://t.co/diw52Ar3O8
Retweeted by Ed GillettI keep seeing people claim John Maus and Ariel Pink were just at the coup to “observe” and LOL sorry unless you’re… https://t.co/kRWDIUXlOd
Retweeted by Ed Gillettlol @ john maus and ariel pink 🥴 https://t.co/CpIkh3HUvo
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1/7
2021
Went to the supermarket at dusk, accidentally synchronised myself so precisely with the setting sun that 5 streetli… https://t.co/imMqKq5yMW @intra_actions And yep than Anz EP (everything she's done tbh) is an absolute banger @intra_actions LOL thought I spotted you when I checked the chat room! Truly a lockdown lifesaver. @scorecard_music Looking forward to it!If anyone else is into modern takes on very earnest, slightly awkward and beautifully melodic Tears For Fears-esque… https://t.co/vqdWMPBfh4 @intra_actions This one? https://t.co/NT4NenUqIg
1/6
2021
@tristandross Werner Herzog to direct: a pitiless excavation of man’s barren existence. Also it’s 4 hours long, of… https://t.co/3QUgwwOc73 @frenchbloke Umm hi
1/5
2021
@zinovievletter @StreathamRovers These days if you’re a book written in English you’ll be arrested and thrown in jail. @Yayyab Happy birthday!! @hdt_hue Wait, who did this? @alanbenzie Good diagram of how all the plot lines fit together: https://t.co/eFDsGinfoX @alanbenzie Kick off the Death and Watch storylines, introduce a bunch of stuff, easier to get into than The Colour… https://t.co/zeQcIGkluc @alanbenzie Mort, or Guards! Guards!
1/3
2021
@henrytojones Fair enough, have deleted. Apologies for getting it wrong, hope you can understand the crossed wires… https://t.co/IXEkzFRx49 @CaptMikeYates Tweeted at you separately earlier, surprised & disappointed you’ve kept this up since. Absolutely no… https://t.co/EzF4nrNCCV @bilbusbilbus Absolutely no need to be abusive or to tag him in tbh. @RikkiAlexander This year’s gone by so fast. @CaptMikeYates could you not snitch-tag please? If I’d wanted him to see it I’d have tagged him myself, wouldn’t I?
1/2
2021
The NHS should not require 100 year olds to walk round their garden in order to receive every penny of funding it n… https://t.co/W8P2aXCjM3In case anyone complains: everyone here has done selfless things & deserves celebrating. But this kind of jingoisti… https://t.co/1qp4RACqJe @hwfmorris It’s people who’ve done charity fundraising stuff during covid, the footballers on there are presenting… https://t.co/2QjWPyBlvFCompletely normal post from the football team of a completely normal country https://t.co/rQw5kGeyy0I’m sure many other people will discuss far more important parts of MF Doom’s legacy, but I’ll always remember this… https://t.co/rrPBLT3tDO
1/1
2020
RIP 💔 https://t.co/rIvGnBnjpD
Retweeted by Ed Gillett🗣️ “Anyone listening to this who doesn’t wear their mask – they have blood on their hands”. Strong words from inte… https://t.co/Ai0AIZbSA3
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12/31
2020
@helenhayes_ This was a question with no good answers. Thank you for taking such a principled and thoughtful decision. @JeyyLowe Yep, but equally true to say that if May wanted Labour votes she could have struck a deal they’d have bee… https://t.co/8Y8PkukcK9
12/30
2020
Palestinian DJ SAMA was illegally arrested by the Palestinian Authority on the 27th of December 2020. Please read… https://t.co/BXNL0pa092
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12/29
2020
Hosts were in the middle of renovating their 2nd bathroom, someone did a shit in a toilet that wasn’t plumbed in. https://t.co/sSvaFonKhM
12/27
2020
Peckham's Covid-19 testing site https://t.co/7O2wz1bHr7
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12/24
2020
Absolutely the greatest AITA I have ever, ever seen: https://t.co/D1rlPEXHn0 @ImogenWK Thank you for writing it! Not quite the same thing but the loss of my mum brings up similar feelings this… https://t.co/UNWyDRcgkmI've written about what a particular carol and a particular church mean to me, something that is always on my mind… https://t.co/z8k4wNix0I
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @ImogenWK Astonishingly good.
12/23
2020
Merry Christmas to Helena Hauff’s end of year list and Helena Hauff’s end of year list only: https://t.co/MYgxhI9Yq6
12/22
2020
@formandtone Sorry, it was Haunted Dancehall: https://t.co/7iBS1snkyu @formandtone I love that the BBC has a pre-planned ambient playlist for national disasters. “If you ever hear Smok… https://t.co/KJSa5duJQE @MsKateHolmes On the upside, I was roughly 80% sure it wasn’t a comatose or dead person in a bear suit. So that’s a positive at least. @wordcolour The No Longer Able To Care Bears @tubbsOreally e diemWas pretty sure that sitting alone in my flat on NYE was going to be the point where 2020 really bottomed out, but… https://t.co/UpP0cNGBRdBonus shitty dystopia content: walking back from the dentist, blood pooling in my mouth, I turn the corner to be co… https://t.co/gq8C7a6y70 @dalecornish Yeah I’d definitely adjusted to the omnipresent low hum of chaos, but the last 72 hours feel like it’s… https://t.co/EDyAkvseCfFrankly, I’m just grateful to English Heritage and the Conservative Party for so generously ensuring that we all ge… https://t.co/EWDyjUgSBQIf you want to join me, here’s the link for the live feed: https://t.co/yxp4YvvDTt @dalecornish Oh I mean obviously I’m not, but then who is? Terrified and confused, but no more than usual and no wo… https://t.co/kXGhkY5bVeYou wake hyperventilating at 6am, nameless dread choking you. You walk to a neon-lit hypermarket in the rain for dr… https://t.co/O9naKBpK5Q
12/21
2020
It's like a reverse Children of Men where the apocalypse is confined solely to the UK and they have to take inhuman… https://t.co/apj5ssZwts
Retweeted by Ed GillettAnd this is Matt Hancock today. Absolute fucking scumbags. https://t.co/7oEQ8eOFnW
12/20
2020
I’m old enough to remember 4 days ago when the government threatened legal action on a London council for planning… https://t.co/SJj7CUQrjx
Retweeted by Ed Gillett“As we all do in moments of crisis, we seek to have our family around us” Grant Shapps defending Dominic Cummings… https://t.co/OgOEVsqGpq
12/19
2020
@ambermb This sounds so cool! Can’t wait to read it.
12/18
2020
@ImogenWK The Greatest by Cat Power Are We There by Sharon Van Etten Find The Sun by Deradoorian None are a direct… https://t.co/KlLENRdRoathis is difficult to read but worth it and i think you should. the death penalty is an abomination https://t.co/Ogz95oEt2x
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12/17
2020
I genuinely thought they were not releasing this because there was some but not conclusive evidence that would tend… https://t.co/169OQ8Uzk1
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12/16
2020
@rachaelwilliams @annabel_ross Yeah tbh I don't see it as smug either, I guess someone just named it that way because... it rhymes? @wordcolour @annabel_ross Okay so 1.) those are emoticons not emojis and 2.) stop it. @rachaelwilliams @annabel_ross Because it's smiling, I guess? It's just what it's called, afaik. https://t.co/TRJiteb5NH @annabel_ross I mean it's emblemised a good 90% of what's happened to me since the start of 2019 so it's worth the… https://t.co/QECncaGwuQ @annabel_ross Yeah I got tired of googling it then copy-pasting @annabel_ross I've spent the last two years using ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ on a daily basis. I've set the word s m u g s h r u g t… https://t.co/CZ4pFHg1aO
12/10
2020
Should add: I'm specifically interested in incidents which have taken place since the first lockdown was introduced… https://t.co/LVzl0yNXj4I'm looking to speak to anyone who's had any kind of interaction with UK police (either under Covid regulations or… https://t.co/9HJJsZHN6c @hdt_hugh @mmtowns @Funster_ Same, seen a few mixed reviews but the good bits do look absolutely incredible. @tom_usher_ Look forward to the same 2,000 Millwall fans vehemently booing any player wearing a poppy next November… https://t.co/MqEniXoXkJ @radlord @tom_usher_ QPR scored after an hour, two players took the knee as part of their goal celebration, got booed by Millwall fans.The BBC falling over to congratulate Millwall fans for not booing their all lives matter gesture at the start of th… https://t.co/rrjq7fDs1M
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @Sarah_Woolley Lol snap, exactly what I was going on to say! Also, whatever she might be right on, she still frames… https://t.co/mQ8GLgMEaI @Sarah_Woolley But the answer to that is obviously the reverse of what she's promoting: museums need *more* resourc… https://t.co/ZoxbZt7aQg @Sarah_Woolley She has a very, very limited point about the number of objects owned by museums which never get show… https://t.co/LT2FwtXEZQ @chalravens Count me in too. Digging into their back catalogue was a big theme this year, particularly “I Trawl The Megahertz”.
12/9
2020
Scored a screamer, ssh’d the Millwall fans and then took the knee. I now support QPR too. https://t.co/XI3UyPjJ9s
Retweeted by Ed Gillett @psychicyogamat I didn’t infer anything but full support for players choosing to kneel. It’s perfectly possible to… https://t.co/KTIv2x5iC8 @psychicyogamat Also fwiw the white executives are from Sky, whose commentators made a big deal out of QPR players… https://t.co/ckpTl4bXid @psychicyogamat They’re doing it tonight in response to the Millwall fans booing, following a discussion between QP… https://t.co/dkqZPjaTur @psychicyogamat Which bit are you referring to? I know QPR have emphasised that the players decided to kneel tonigh… https://t.co/UVFDFSYJdFDon’t agree with absolutely everything in there (I think equating Tommy Robinson & BLM, as if both right & left are… https://t.co/nMazYgoCEuClive @LoftforWords is consistently one of the most perceptive and thoughtful sports writers around. His preview to… https://t.co/ZgRqP4nGU6 @SoozUK @daniel_orton This article is absolutely perfect in nailing what’s wrong with it, but also why people get d… https://t.co/pD2kgcxRqSit isn't for me to say whether someone should ever get their career back after something like that, but everything… https://t.co/FWLGo06Grh
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12/8
2020
@Miss_Toppin I don't know tbh: clearly a certain section of the UK media has a serious problem with accountability,… https://t.co/inVaXJ7WyzIt is genuinely astonishing that, even in our debased times, one of the UK’s most prominent political journalists c… https://t.co/N8Cgl67x7O
12/7
2020

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