Caught by the Reaper – Sylvia Robinson

30 September 2011 // Remembrance

Co-founder of All Platinum and Sugarhill Records and one half of Mickey & Sylvia. This portrait of Sylvia Robinson was written by Kevin Pearce in 2006 and originally published in the Fifty Thousand Reasons collection on the Tangents blog. ———————————————————————————————————————- Nik Cohn’s written the best pop books ever. I Am The Greatest, Says Johnny Angelo, […]

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Xerox – A Celebration Of Fanzine Culture From The 70s To Now

30 September 2011 // Miscellany

Xerox – A Celebration Of Fanzine Culture From The 70s To Now Rough Trade East Weds Oct 12th 2011 6.30 til 8pm Free Entry Robin writes: Time and again, we’ve found ourselves saying that Caught By The River is like a fanzine. As longtime fanzine readers, writers and buyers, it makes total sense that there […]

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Something for the Weekend

30 September 2011 // Miscellany

If you get a bit of time to yourselves over the weekend there are a couple of things currently on the iPlayer that might be of interest: Martin James visits Redmire Pool for this weeks BBC Radio Lancashire broadcast, At The Water’s Edge. You’ll find that HERE. Robert Macfarlane’s classic, The Wild Places, read by […]

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Walk! A Celebration Of Striding Out

29 September 2011 // Books

by Colin Speakman Review by Jude Rogers Walk! A Celebration Of Striding Out is sitting on the table in front of me, looking stout, solid and reliable. It is not a whimsical book about the art of dreamy strolling; more a manual about what it really means, in all senses, to put one foot in […]

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Allotment Watch: September

28 September 2011 // Allotment Watch

by Nina Walsh I visited the plot today for the first time in two weeks. Oh dear. It’s incredible how two weeks of neglect can wreak such havoc. Without constant spraying of colloidal silver and pruning of the tomato plants to keep the air circulating, my tomatoes are well and truly blighted. The bean poles, […]

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