Sunday, 27 November 2016

Xmas News




The Most Ideal and Memorable
Xmas Gift of the Season is...


The New Book...
A collection of lyrics and images from
Liver & Lights no's 26 to 54
(1996-2016)
as written and Illuminated by
John Bently
as performed by
Bones & The Aft
& The Afterrabbit etc etc
published by
BookArt BookShop
of 
17 Pitfield St, London, N1 fame...,

only
£10 plus £1.50 p&p










Also...these are my last five years
of Hand Printed Christmas cards..

They are all  A6 in size
and come with their own envelope.
They are £2.00 each or 6 for £10

OR
A complete set of all five designs x4
( a box of 20 Cards)
for only £20.00










You can pay by sending me a cheque 
made out to Liver & Lights
to 229 Railton Rd London SE240LX or:







The Most Ideal and Memorable
Xmas Gift of the Season is...


The New Book...
A collection of lyrics and images from
Liver & Lights no's 26 to 54
(1996-2016)
as written and Illuminated by
John Bently
as performed by
Bones & The Aft
& The Afterrabbit etc etc
published by
BookArt BookShop
of 
17 Pitfield St, London, N1 fame...,

only
£10 plus £1.50 p&p










Also...these are my last five years
of Hand Printed Christmas cards..

They are all  A6 in size
and come with their own envelope.
They are £2.00 each or 6 for £10

OR
A complete set of all five designs x4
( a box of 20 Cards)
for only £20.00










You can pay by sending me a cheque 
made out to Liver & Lights
to 229 Railton Rd London SE240LX or:




Wednesday, 12 October 2016

New Book Is Here !!


 The new book is here!!

From Herne Hill to the Plains of Penge!
by John Bently!

A collection of lyrics, songs and poems and illustrations from
the last twenty years of Bones & The Aft, Afterrabbit etc, etc,
 published by the lovely
people at Book Art Bookshop
(Thank you Tanya, you are magic.....)

I'm at this very moment sitting in my studio
adding stamps and signed prints to the
special editions bought in advance by the loyal subscribers
ready for posting out later this week.....




 News of official launch party imminent,
but if you want to see a copy beforehand I'm exhibiting at
the Small Publishers Fair in the famed Conway Hall, Red Lion Square
London WC1 on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of November
Come and say hello!!  



Finally...I'm putting up again the review from R2 Magazine
because its so lovely and cheers me up
that someone thinks our music is
'strange and wonderful'......just like
life itself, eh?



Finally, Finally
a little golden trout
I caught in the summer on Skye
( Unfortunately it refused to turn into
a shimmering girl...so I set it free
to grow a little.........)


Order a copy now
£10.00 plus £2.00 P&P
(order multiple copies and postage is free)
Cheque to Liver & Lights Scriptorium, 229 Railton Road or:

                                             paypal.me/bonesandtheaft

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Last few copies!




From Herne Hill 
to the 
Plains of Penge…
A Liver & Lights Compendium 

Copyright popEstatesPhotography

Published by Bookartbookshop; a brand  new Liver & Lights Compendium paperback 
containing texts, poems, lyrics and songs from Liver & Lights 24- 54 (1996 - 2016), being a
 comprehensive selection of those lyrics made notable in  performance 
by Bones & The Aft and The After Rabbit
The book will also be liberally illuminated, both full page  and text-sprinkled..

Only the first hundred copies of this book will be numbered  and 
signed and contain a signed three colour foam-cut print 

These are  available now to subscribers at a cost of 
£14.99 per copy plus £2 P&P (postage free for multiple copies)

"John Bently is an archaeologist.. 
He unearths stories from his surroundings as though stumbling on the pieces left behind by
ancient civilizations under layers of earth and rock, celebrating
 the quiet and invisible characters that populate
 his world and seeking within their humble stories all the truths 
that they hold about our common humanity.”

Chiara Ambrosio


ISBN 978-0-9927746-2-2

To reserve a copy please pay £14.99 plus £2.00 postage per copy
 (Postage free for multiple copies) to:

paypal.me/bonesandtheaft

or by cheque payable to:
Liver & Lights, 229 Railton Rd, London, SE24 0LX.
 Bank details on request for bank transfers  etc….


Last few signed copies!
Don't miss out!

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

New Book Coming Containing All Bones & the Aft Lyrics Ever!!








(Some photos from pop.estates of recent tour...) 


Coming Soon!


From Herne Hill to the Plains of Penge…
A Liver & Lights Compendium 

Gleaned from various Liver  & Lights publications, 1996 - 2016, 
as written, Illustrated and performed by 
John Bently
with assistance from
Bones & The Aft

Published by Bookartbookshop; a brand  new Liver & Lights Compendium paperback 
containing texts, poems, lyrics and songs from Liver & Lights 24- 54 (1996 - 2016), being a
 comprehensive selection of those lyrics made notable in  performance by Bones & The Aft and The After Rabbit
The book will also be liberally illuminated, both full page  and text-sprinkled..

The Liver & Lights Chronicle was started by John Bently and friends in 1983, 
beginning life as a sort of manifesto and  evolving over the  33 years
 of its existence into a  lifelong exploration of the book as a medium and  a highly personal, 
eccentrically illuminated chronicle of our peculiar lives and times,
 with particular reference to a mythic London wherein the author resides.

Only the first hundred copies of this book will be numbered  and 
signed and contain a signed three colour foamcut print and a cd copy 
of the recent bones and the aft album The Rafter Habit. 
These will available to subscribers from the end of October at a cost of 
£14.99 per copy plus £2 P&P (postage free for multiple copies)

“Exciting stirrings from the literary and musical DIY underground” 
Froots. Magazine  June 2016

Everything about the Liver & Lights project is completely individual. Go and explore it…”  
Dai Jeffries. folking.com

“Acutely observed social documentary, presented in a way that is both affectionate and contemplative”. 
Sarah Bodman. AN magazine.

“A mythical metropolis inhabited by a teeming population of sharply drawn, richly detailed  characters”. Aiden Dunne. The Irish Times

He captures the rather beautiful melancholy and mundane theatricality of city living.” Lucy Binnington. Brixton Blog.


Design & layout J.Bently and Alice Bardgett

Published by Bookartbookshop,17 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6HB. ISBN 978-0-9927746-2-2

To reserve a copy please pay £14.99 plus £2.00 postage per copy
 (Postage free for multiple copies) to:

paypal.me/bonesandtheaft

or by cheque payable to:
Liver & Lights, 229 Railton Rd, London, SE24 0LX.
 Bank details on request for bank transfers  etc….


ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!
We recently recorded a track by Lark for an album of remixes 
of their 'Funny Man' album...you can buy track  ('Curtains' ), 
or in fact the whole album here:


Monday, 11 July 2016

The Son


Had to put this up, although its all over Facebook by now..... 
A totally brilliant best ever film of us by Englishman, 
(popEstates photography) performing The Son at Tanya's 
house in North London on the penultimate leg 
of our epic Living Room Tour 2016...
With the mighty Bird Radio
on flute