Man Of Aran

31 March 2009 // Film/TV //Music

The good people of British Sea Power have put a new soundtrack to the 1934 film “Man Of Aran”. It’s out as a CD and DVD next month through Rough Trade. The band are doing a couple of gigs with screenings (Brighton 18/4 and London BFI 23/4). Can’t wait to see the full thing.

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Some More Precious Dreams to Bank

31 March 2009 // Caught By...

by Chris Yates Forget the money, what you need to save for the future are dreams, dreams that will earn plenty of interest for the leaner times ahead. Who knows what will happen; maybe we’ll get a much longer even colder winter than this last one, maybe the price of maggots will go up to […]

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Letter from Arcadia

30 March 2009 // Arcadia

Land Army Goalposts ja the march waggon rolls out on all four winds, jays on the gate and primroses blink open to raise their yellow hosanahs. can’t match your river exploits this month. long fishless waits in the cold; late winter tasks which have no words, more living out of buckets than ever till hibernaton […]

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An Appreciation of Tweed

27 March 2009 // Miscellany

by Ben Myers; Sometimes it’s just a case of seeing things with fresh eyes. Just over a year ago, quite out of the blue, I was suddenly gripped by an overwhelming urge – or maybe compulsion is a better word – to bedeck myself in tweed. I know. I was surprised too. But these compulsions […]

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The Waltz

26 March 2009 // Music

by Mick Bolton; I played piano on this track on Dexys (Midnight Runners) 1985 album ‘Don’t Stand Me Down‘ and it’s been a pleasure to play it again for the first time since then. Even without the words it’s a very emotional piece of music and I hope I have been able to do it […]

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