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  1. jenks

    Choon of the Day, redux

    One of those nigh on perfect albums “ I remember How the darkness doubled I recall Lightning struck itself I was listening Listening to the rain I was hearing Hearing something else”
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    Choon of the Day, redux

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    The french

    My mate works for AP - he’s got to interview Macron on Monday. Needless to say that viral reaction to the style guide has made his job a touch more difficult
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    Poetry

    Lucky enough to meet and share a couple of pints with Heaney - he was as kind and generous as he comes across on the page. Spent a big chunk of that time talking about Pound, Logue’s Homer and the benefits of learning poetry by heart.
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    Poetry

    Somewhere on one of these threads we talked about Frost at Midnight by STC it’s one of my favourites.
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    Dropping like flies....

    Been hammering his stuff all day. Those harmonies with Nash. His 12 string playing with Garcia on PERRO
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    Dropping like flies....

    A good example of someone who managed to fuck off everyone who ever loved him - great docu on him where he is entirely honest about what a cunt he has been - quite brutal.
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    Choon of the Day, redux

    Not really sure how to take that comment - it's a as if someone from the high table has noticed a peasant can use a knife and fork.
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    Choon of the Day, redux

    it can get you like that, that album - of its type, it's perfect.
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    Choon of the Day, redux

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    Poetry

    Not read it yet but the most recent biog of Donne has got a lot of good reviews. For a long time he was my favourite poet - his sense of the audacious was frankly thrilling. Now i find him a little brash - trying a little too hard to push the metaphysical conceit to its extreme. I still love...
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    Choon of the Day, redux

    I hoped someone would’ve put something up in recognition of him. I loved that stuff in the 80s and his solo albums stand up really well. I think the suggestion is sadly that Sakamoto is very unwell too
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    rolling tv thread

    Just finished The Bear which I really enjoyed. Strong performances from the small cast. Smart script and some invention in how the story is told.
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    what are you reading now?

    I saw the Wendell Pierce production of this at the Young Vic before it moved to the West End and then Broadway. It is one the very best things I’ve ever seen staged. I reckon we’ll over half the audience was crying by the end, the final half hour something seemed to happen in there, like a...
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    Choon of the Day, redux

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    Choon of the Day, redux

    It’s gonna rain!
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    Etymology

    I like the etymology of supercilious supercilious (adj.) 1520s, "lofty with pride, haughtily contemptuous," from Latin superciliosus"haughty, arrogant," from supercilium "haughty demeanor, pride," literally "eyebrow" (via notion of raising the eyebrow to express haughtiness), from super...
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    what are you reading now?

    It’s 124 books long and would take me an hour to type up.
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    what are you reading now?

    I got told to fuck off when I put my list up last year, so I won’t bother this year… I didn’t overlap with yours @john eden except for the Elkin, which I really enjoyed.
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    Dinner as Drama, Party as Play

    Proust Lots of Dance to a Music of Time
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