Cabbage Is King

30 April 2008 // Arcadia

dp since mansfield left highgate has gone downhill to kentish town. the hero of the hour in the village is cabbage a staffordshire terrier whose ears and tail were severed by a teenage gang to make him fit for fighting on the thirteenth floor of some nowhere block. cabbage fought back and is now in […]

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Pleasures Of April

29 April 2008 // Pleasures

April Bon Iver “For Emma, Forever Ago” (4AD) Paul Kingsnorth “Real England” The Encyclopedia Of Wales Death Cab For Cutie “I Will Possess Your Heart” Ian Vince & Dan Kieran “Three Men In A Float“ Flight Of The Conchords album on Sub Pop Portishead “Third” (esp “The Rip” – record of the year or too […]

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The Sea Perch

29 April 2008 // Books //Caught By...

Hi Jeff, At last, a piece from my book for CBTR! Hope you approve (the book – Out of the Blue – should be published early September.) There was a great sound and music piece on Radio 3 last night by Chris Woods. Listening to the river was a 20 minute description of life on […]

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Real England & Three Men In A Float

28 April 2008 // Books

One week and two very different books about the current state of England. Both books, although tonally poles apart, look out over the nation’s landscape and it’s national character to draw conclusions about the state of the country in 2008. The end result, with both Guardian/Ecologist writer Paul Kingsnorth’s ‘Real England’ and ‘Three Men In […]

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Fish Tales

24 April 2008 // Caught By...

The Perch Chris Yates explores the finer traits of some of Britain’s coarse fish. Radio 4 says, “Writer Tom Fort accompanies Chris to the River Thames and argues that Perch are quintessentially masculine, in spite of what the Victorians wrote”. Listen Here

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