A mini roundup of happy distractions from CBTR HQ
Coming Home: Earthlines founders Sharon Blackie & David Knowles return to Connemara. ‘And so here I am, back in Connemara. Back home — there’s no doubt in my mind about that. And this beautiful, tranquil little lochside village nestled into the stone-clad hills does indeed feel like heaven on earth. Look: let me share with you our new morning walk…’ (continued on The Art of Enchantment)
Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields) talks lyrics, poets, Brautigan and Berman in the LARB.
Learn a River’s Name Before It’s Gone. Whoa! That’s a pretty depressing title for what is actually a thoughtful and enjoyable essay by Akiko Busch, in a recent edition of the New York Times — brought to our attention by @RobGMacfarlane on Twitter. ‘Once, on a road trip with friends from New York to California, I kept a list of every river and stream we crossed, starting with the Hudson…Though I probably dozed off and missed a few, and many remained unidentified by signs, by the end of the trip there were 113 on my list. If we couldn’t hear the sound of the water itself, the syllables of the names became a new way for me to chart this country…’ (continued here)
The Global Jukebox. Pretty amazing.
David Holmes presents God’s Waiting Room (11 April). An inspired two hours of great music.