Lorez Alexandria “I’m Wishin'”
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Zero”
Nick Lowe “Cruel to be Kind”
Arthur Russell’s “Love is Overtaking Me” LP
Alela Diane “To Be Still” LP
Grace Maxwell “Falling & Laughing -The Restoration of Edwyn Collins”
and rereading Sam Selvon “The Lonely Londoners” – ‘All these thing happen in the blazing summer under the trees in the park on the grass with the daffodils and tulips in full bloom and a sky so blue oh it does really be beautiful to hear the birds … and see the green leaves come back on the trees and in the night the world turn upside down and everyone hustling that is London oh Lord Galahad say when the sweetness of London get in him…’
Waddon Ponds to Morden Hall Park; The Wandle Way; Uxbridge Rd, W12 to Ladbroke Grove W11 – the New Way.
“Red Riding” OK, maybe a tad disappointing (and a little annoyingly – confusing.) but still bloody good.
Fever Ray “Fever Ray”
Kingsley Amis “Everyday Drinking” – collected booze musings
The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron
Revisiting “The Thick Of It” prior to “In The Loop”
Manic Street Preachers “Journal For Plague Lovers”
“Let The Right One In”
Tomos Watkins’ Magic Lagyr
Finally saying goodbye to the West End after 14 years – pastures new and that.
“The Amateurs” John Niven
“Mister Pip” Lloyd Jones
“Minnow On The Say” Philippa Pearce
Thwaites – ‘Lancaster Bomber’
Lily Allen ‘The Fear’
Finally getting time to walk The Wandle Way (managed to get half of it done)
“London Conversations” – The Best Of Saint Etienne