Just Two More Days Now…

14 June 2008 // Caught By...

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Lundy Island

13 June 2008 // Miscellany

¬†Ended up last week on Lundy. 12 miles out into the Bristol Channel, nearer to north Devon than my native South Wales coast, Lundy is a 3 and a half mile long granite lump and was always somewhere that my Dad went on booze cruises back in the day with my Uncle Dennis and assorted […]

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Dart

13 June 2008 // Books

by David Wheatley and originally published in The Guardian on Saturday July 13, 2002. Like Langston Hughes, Alice Oswald has known rivers. After three years recording conversations with people who live and work on the Dart in Devon, she has produced a remarkable homage to it and them, called simply Dart. The poems of Oswald’s […]

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From Cabaret Voltaire to Curlews

13 June 2008 // Miscellany //Music

New Order’s Bernard Sumner once explained the inspiration behind his songs: “It’s all about birds isn’t it?” He wasn’t talking about the song thrush or semipalmated sandpiper. It’s difficult to imagine the inspirational but hugely lazy Manc picking up some binoculars and trekking through the woods. But some pop songs really do deal with the […]

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Anticipation

13 June 2008 // Caught By...

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