Caught by the River

50 Songs, 10 Years

Jude Rogers | 20th November 2009

“Counting down the last days of the decade with the songs that shaped my 21st century” by Jude Rogers


“In September 2000, I finished my Masters degree in (deep breath) Postmodernism, Literature and Contemporary Culture, and, a month later, I started my first job as an assistant at the new, two-man UK office of an American company called Westminster John Knox. WJK published works of theology, religion and self-help, and I hoped that this unusual entry into the big industry of books would lead to a glittering future in academic publishing. This was the official reason, anyway. I mainly took the job because the boss had promised me a trip to the annual sales conference in Louisville, Kentucky – in the United States of America! – where I intended to track down Bonnie “Prince” Billy and drink a lot of bourbon”.

Jude’s blog has been essential reading this week. I’m looking forward to the further 42 entries and highly recommend you bookmark it. Other good reads this week; Ruaridh Nicoll, fishing for Steelhead in British Columbia, in The Guardian, John Andrews paying tribute to Barrie Rickards on CBTR, and Kevin Pearce on The Thames at The London Nobody Sings.
A mention must also go to the Persephone Bookshop on Kensington Church Street, London W8. I dropped in whilst passing and left a wiser man. Good shop.

Wishing you all a great weekend. Jeff