Pleasures Of May (by Robert Macfarlane)

31 May 2008 // Pleasures

By Robert Macfarlane; “Well now, what have been the multiple pleasures of May? May for me is the month of outdoor swimming: the first time in each year when it’s warm enough to swim rather than just to plunge in, screech, and haul out. The month when the lidos open in Cambridge (on Jesus Green […]

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Pleasures Of May

31 May 2008 // Pleasures

May The Shield season 6 on DVD the Santogold LP Paul Weller “22 Dreams” John Head “Crocodiles” Big Tench Nuisance Carp George Plember 350 Miles (An Essex Journey) Electribe 101 “Talking With Myself” (Knuckles mix) Cherry Ghost getting an Ivor Bill Drummond and Chris Watson saying yes Rocket Science any song by The Honeys “Eels […]

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Lush Life

26 May 2008 // Books

Found out this morning that one of my favorite writers, Richard Price, has a new novel just out in the States. Reasons I love Richard Price; his books, “The Wanderers” – ’50’s teenage street life in The Bronx as soundtracked by Dion DiMucci. Made into a great film by Philip Kaufman. Plus, “Clockers”, 80’s NJ […]

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Taught By The River

26 May 2008 // Arcadia

ja once more you stalk the concrete brooks, shadow fishing, casting at the moon. is that the thrift shop where i used to get my breeches and elliot symack knitware? in my day there was a tackleshop in kentish town. john’s tackle? for close season junkies, sundries for the vulnerable, beside a petrol garage after […]

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Alan Sillitoe

24 May 2008 // Books

from The Guardian words; John Crace, Photo; Eamonn McCabe There’s a great story about Alan Sillitoe that’s always done the rounds. He’s hanging out in Mallorca in the late 50s, writing six or seven unpublished novels, when he asks fellow expat Robert Graves to do him a favour and read his latest effort. The distinguished […]

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