Matt’s Songbird of the Week

25 November 2013 // Matt's Bird of the Week

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) Words and picture by Matt Sewell. A fat Wren? A wrong Robin? A suicidal Sparrow? A mixture of all? It’s easy to get confused by a Dipper as he is an anomaly amongst our songbirds, preferring to spend most of his time running around feeding underwater. He bobs about from stone to […]

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Magical Waters

24 November 2013 // Film/TV //On Water

Magical Waters show reel 1 from Paul Witcher on Vimeo. Magical Waters DVD 120 mins, Paul Witcher Productions Review by Jon Berry. Paul Witcher’s first angling film told the story of a year on the Hampshire Avon. I reviewed it for this site, back in the summer of 2009, and – notwithstanding some minor gripes […]

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Die Fledermaus

23 November 2013 // Music

Wolfgang Voigt – Die Fledermaus (Kompakt 12″, out now) Review by David Hemingway. Wolfgang Voigt is almost heroic in his commitment to the functional “thud thud thud” of techno. Nevertheless, the prolific German producer makes a distinctive music related to his homeland and its musical forms such as schlager (German popular song) and volksmusik (folkloric […]

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Antidotes

22 November 2013 // Miscellany

From The Guardian: Jon McGregor looks at the lost, sunlit world caught in Justin Partyka’s photographs of the East Anglian Fenlands – JP: The sensation I experienced then, and which I still experience when I get back there now, was something I can only call emplacement: the rare feeling of being firmly and rightfully placed […]

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Gene Clark – DVD and Competition

21 November 2013 // Film/TV //Music //Remembering Gene Clark

My love of Gene Clark has been well documented on this site. Just a few years ago we marked the twentieth anniversary of his death with a fanzine, Remember Gene Clark, edited by myself and the legendary music publicist & writer Mick Houghton. We pulled together a bunch of Gene fans and we asked the […]

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