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May 12, 2021
I come late to Heaney. The pleasure is all the sharper.
May 3, 2021
Some people grasp early in life that the world is not divided into saints and monsters. For the rest of us, there is Trollope. I wish I had read him earlier.
I am not wedded to my opinions – I remember where I found them.
The orkestra bows out
May 1, 2021
The Orkestra del Sol ends fifteen years of channeling musical anarchy from Latin America and the Balkans. Good luck — and thank you!
I believe poetry is indispensable, but to what, I can’t quite say.
Crank it up
Apr 18, 2021
If elevator music deadened your ear to the energy of The Four Seasons, you are not alone.
We make the movie to find out why we wanted to make the movie.
Animal Farm: Special illustrated edition
Apr 14, 2021
Rereading Animal Farm after half a century, I am struck by how much I dislike it.
Food of love
Aug 4, 2013
My favourite creation myth: God made humans just so he could listen to the music we make.
Mar 20, 2009
would be what you get when you take a modest band fee and split it between a cartload of musicians. Appears someone had their phone
Gloria gets carsick on Mondays
Oct 19, 2007
Seeking New York poets – in New York
Sep 13, 2007
The judge is a former radical civil-liberties barrister now draped in the scarlet robes of a High Court judge and out to deliver justice in the teeth of the police, the Home Office, the Lord Chancellor’s Department and even his brother judges.
Against the fragile human land
Jun 29, 2007
In my dreams I’m still driving… Meantime, police in London report finding a car bomb outside a Park Lane night club, lucky things. MPs in the
Broken and reassembled every day
Jun 25, 2007
They have had their moment of freedom.
May 22, 2007
Upcoming Balkan music gigs in London
May 20, 2007
Three bands with the Balkan sound