Morning After

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Spring Storm Forming

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Growing Pains

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Adagio Dick Mills The Radiophonic Workshop
Troublesome Houses Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & The Cairo Gang The Wonder Show Of The World
Solar Miles Davis All Stars (with the excellent Dave Schildkraut) Walkin’
Verso Por Desengaño, A Lo Humano Violeta Parra La Jardinera Y Su Canto
In Walked Bud (alternate take) Don Pullen Plays Monk
Cenizas Al Viento (Vals) Garzon Y Collazos Con Conjunto (Jose A. Morales) Duetos De Colombia CD 2
Empire State Of Mind [Ft. Alicia Keys] Jay-Z The Blueprint

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Clark Coolidge’s The Act of Providence is the first book since Ashbery’s Flowchart to remind me of the particular pleasure reading once was. It is as if Dylan Thomas and Jack Kerouac danced together in the cemetery of Spoon River in the light of a projected image of Joe Brainard flickering on fleeting clouds, while teaching the intricate steps to the ghost of Maximus. You’ll track it down, although the URL on the copyright page appropriately takes you to General Cosmetic Surgery Information. ISBN 0-9708763-5-1, or Mike Magee ( is what I have, although he’s not listed under English on the RISD site now) 7 Old West Wrentham Road, Cumberland RI 02864 might help.

Typopegraphical Error

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Dawn Detection

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The Hope

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Fragments from the Chlorine reading at The Hope, Brighton.


Here’s Looking At You…

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… through new glasses.


Today in Politics

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squeals here.
O. Cromwell says:
It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes?
Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
Ye sordid prostitutes, have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d; your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse the Augean Stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings, and which by God’s help and the strength He has given me, I now come to do.
I command ye, therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. You have sat here too long for the good you do. In the name of God, go!”



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By chance today I found a folder on an old hard-drive with rough scans of the first (daily) forty issues. I’ve cleaned them as best I can, and they can be seen, with a note HERE



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For almost five years I’ve been putting on this page half-hour chunks of music I’ve been recently listening to. I still get occasional emails asking what the files are and how to listen to them. There are several possibilities:
(a) to the right of this page, under the GMAIL icon, is a small player; click the play arrow at the bottom right and you should hear the latest recording and then cycle through previous ones. Further down the right hand menu is a button saying Play Channel Now which will open a window with links to all previous entries: you can select and play any particular one. Unfortunately these only work when this particular browser page is open, so
(b) you can click, at the bottom of the entry, on the “Direct download” link. On some systems this will open a separate, usually Quicktime, window whence you can play the file, or
(c) you can save the file to your hard-drive and then open it in any mp3 player
(d) you can go to the libsyn site where all the files are archived
and download or listen to any of more than 100 past entries
(e) you can subscribe to the RSS feed
or you can even
(f) subscribe to the feed in iTunes
1. In iTunes, choose Advanced > Subscribe to Podcast
2. Enter in the window
3. Save.
Each new entry will be added to your iTunes library.

And that’s about it.


Mother’s Day Visit

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P. B. Sherbet

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Holocaust Alex Chilton 19 Years: A Collection of Alex Chilton
Bud Powell on Monk
Off Minor Bud Powell Tribute To Thelonious 64 (vol.7)
I Hear You Knocking Smiley Lewis I Hear You Knocking
Core’ngrato Enrico Caruso 1911
You Don’t Know What Love Is Billie Holiday Lady In Satin
Musical Storeroom Don Drummond Reggae Jazz Attack 1
Since I Lost My Baby The Tamlins Red Rose
Brooklyn Bridge Part 2 (Kerouac) Eric Anderson Kicks Joy Darkness
Feuilles Mortes (Debussy) Steven Osborne Préludes

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Alex Chilton

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December 28, 1950, Memphis, Tennessee – March 17, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana
March 21st. 2010. Letter from Laura Chilton here



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from Kamau Brathwaite



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… and now (The Daily Telegraph, March 11th.)



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+ click


From The Bus

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A bus trip to Eastbourne and back to see The Dark Monarch exhibition at the Towner Gallery. I remember now a small Samuel Palmer, a couple of smaller Sutherland etchings, a good Paul Nash canvas, two Eric Ravilious watercolour/pencil pieces, a Michael Ayrton portrait of John Minton, a Bryan Wynter of Zennor Cove, a painting of three women hikers from the 1930s (James Walker Tucker), and the great Dadd “The Fairy Feller’s Masterstroke”. There’s a tedious Hirst unicorn in a room of its own so easily avoided…. and on the ground floor a short interesting Derek Jarman film. From the permanent collections I remember two Christopher Woods, a Gaudier-Brzeska drawing and a row of Ravilious’ lithographs.


Popular Front

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Cultural eXchange festival, De Montfort University, March 4th.



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