Caught By The Reaper – James Crumley

30 September 2008 // Books //Remembrance

James Crumley – October 12, 1939 – September 17, 2008 Back in January, James Oldham wrote here about his friend and mentor Brian Case. Yesterday, James and I had lunch with Brian. I had met him only once before, in 1994, when in my capacity as publicist for Primal Scream, I managed to somehow convince […]

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Pleasures of September – British Sea Power

29 September 2008 // Pleasures

British Sea Power let us in on the things that dipped their floats during September; The films of Jean Painlevé. As collected on Science Is Fiction/The Sounds Of Science, with a score by Yo La Tengo. A very poetic take on marine biology. Painlevé also worked as “chief ant handler” on Luis Buñuel’s surrealist benchmark […]

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Review: Out of the Blue by Chris Yates

27 September 2008 // Books //On Water

(pic by William Yates) This patient, laconic set of fisherman’s reflections is nature writing at its most alive, says Adam Nicolson in today’s Telegraph Fishing is “the contemplative man’s recreation”, Izaak Walton wrote in the 1650s – a retreat from public life and civil war into a kind of insulated bliss. Angling was Walton’s “imployment […]

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Letters From Arcadia

26 September 2008 // Arcadia

Birdman Spotted Again DP There he was again in the oak wood above Moors Pond, the Birdman of La Brisardiere, having taken the wrong turning along the Seine and come up in an old bomb crater in the Kent countryside. From there he took the Hop Pickers path he knew from ancient memory until he […]

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Caught By The Reaper – Earl Palmer

25 September 2008 // Remembrance

October 25, 1924 – September 19, 2008 Earl Palmer; One of the greatest drummers of all time. Check this unbelievable, selected discography, compiled by his friend and regular rhythm partner Carol Kaye Singles – 1947-1949 Dave Bartholomew “Dave’s Boogie Woogie”, “Stardust”, others, Fats Domino “The Fat Man”, “Detroit City Blues”. 1950 Dave Bartholomew “Good Jax […]

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