Voice of the Bird

26 August 2013 // Birds //Miscellany

Away with the Birds, a taster from Away with the Birds on Vimeo. As this project unfolds I’m finding it more and more fascinating… Hanna Tuulikki’s Air falbh leis na h-eòin is a body of work exploring the mimesis of birds in Gaelic song. In 2014 it becomes a sited performance and installation, made for […]

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John Fahey Film

26 August 2013 // Film/TV //Music Book Reader

Trailer: In Search of Blind Joe Death – The Saga of John Fahey from JohnFaheyFilm on Vimeo. To be released in all media in the known universe 2012-13 and showing next weekend at End of the Road. I for one am excited (and no matter how he might try not even Pete Townsend can put […]

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Carnival

25 August 2013 // Books //Music

It’s dancing time in West London and to mark this years Carnival here’s a selection of fantastic photographs of sound systems, taken at the 2004 Carnival by Brian David Stevens. The accompanying text comes from Sounds like London, Lloyd Bradley’s just published book celebrating 100 years of black music in the capital (reviewed here on […]

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Unreal City – Trailer

24 August 2013 // Books

Michael Smith – On Nature contributor and regular fixture at Caught by the River events – has a pretty ambitious new book published this month. Unreal City, the follow up to his brilliant debut The Giro Playboy, is described as ‘a nostalgic love song to the drifters,the artists, the glamorous misfits, the degenerate waifs and […]

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Round Up / Head’s Up

23 August 2013 // Miscellany

Melissa Harrison told us about a new magazine that has just appeared on-line called The Clearing. It’s early days but it’s already interesting and, being published by Little Toller, I’d say well worth following. This is what they say about themselves: THE CLEARING publishes writing and artwork concerned with landscape and place. Each week on […]

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