Caught By The Reaper – Max Roach

27 December 2007 // Music //Remembrance

Max Roach, January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007 When you think of bebop, your first thought is probably those fast horn lines hurtling past your ears faster than you know how to process them. Listen again though and you’ll hear the other sound, perhaps the more important one – and that’s the speeding hiss […]

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Caught By The Reaper – Bryan Pearce

26 December 2007 // Remembrance

Bryan Pearce, July 21, 1929 – January 11, 2007. Stephen Barrett remembers St Ives artist, Bryan Pearce, who we lost in January ; My first recollection of Bryan Pearce was outside the Sloop Inn in St Ives, about 40 years ago. I was around 21 and had escaped the city to breathe the fresh air […]

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Peace (Cigarette On The Waveney)

24 December 2007 // Books //On Water

….indeed. And if that isn’t possible, try this; half an hour in the company of Roger Deakin as he takes a canoe down the River Waveney; A Cigarette on The Waveney

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The Clank of the Apothecary’s Bottle.

23 December 2007 // Arcadia

dp thank you for your letter of the 12th and for your kind words in your year of shadows and reflections. my reply is long overdue. whilst you were roasting spuds around the ceasefire and nailing barbel by the tail to every door in laure’s village i have been marooned in a shiplake punt in […]

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Shadows & Reflections – Edwyn Collins & Grace Maxwell

23 December 2007 // Shadows & Reflections

In which, as the year comes to it’s end, our friends and collaborators look back and share their moments; Edwyn on Mary Wilson Macintosh; I loved my Granny. Sometimes she was a little monkey. Sometimes she was quiet. Sometimes she sang for me. “The sun shines bright on Charlie Chaplin.” From the First World War. […]

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