Caught by the River

Pleasures of September

2nd October 2008

this is what we liked;

Thwaites ‘Lancaster Bomber’
Dexter – Season 2
Chris Yates ‘Out Of The Blue’
Elbow ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ winning the Mercury Music Prize

Orwell in Tribune – collected journalism (Methuen)
St Austell brewery’s Proper Job
Reggae Reggae sauce (obviously)
Manic Street Preachers at the Festival Hall
The Daily Show
Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve compilation

Bill Drummond – ‘17‘ (“…..I’m suddenly Jimmy Cliff in character as the hapless Ivanhoe Martin singing “Many Rivers To Cross”
And before I even ask how many more rivers to cross, before I make Scotch Corner, I know. The answer is nine – the Nene, the Welland, the Trent, the Don, the Aire, the Warfe, the Nidd, the Ure and the Swale. And yes, I know about the smaller brooks and streams, but for the telling of this story I will leave them out. If the Pennines form the backbone of this land, those rivers are it’s ribs. And I have to cross them all before I make the corner. Each of these rivers holds a story or at least a moment in my life. Way before the Israelites crossed the Jordan or Hindus bathed in the Ganges man will have been projecting powers and properties onto rivers, way beyond the rational”.