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Tom Robinson Band - The Crescent, York - Wednesday 18th October 2017

The first and last time I saw Tom Robinson play live was back in 1977, until now at least. I had a great interest in the Tom Robinson Band back in the late 70s as I spent a few years at Senior School sitting next to original TRB drummer Brian ‘Dolphin’ Taylor. 1,147 more words


Sigmund Freud

25th april 2006, 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated february 2016 on radio 4 extra)
sigmund freud (presented by matthew parris, with craig brown and adam phillips) (in the great lives series) 22 more words


This article appeared in Ceylon Today on Thursday August 3 2017




The Unkindness of Strangers

July 24 was the anniversary of my discovery that my G-Mail accounts had been hacked. 1,380 more words

Ceylon Today

In Writing

I am reading Adam Phillips’ latest book ‘In Writing’ where he is drawing links between reading/ writing and psychoanalysis and in the chapter around poetry Phillips quotes Lionel Trilling’s great essay ‘Freud and Literature’ where he writes that ‘the Freudian psychology is the one that makes poetry indigenous to the very constitution of the mind. 184 more words


Adam Phillips, In Writing

‪Adam Phillips: “Writing needn’t be a world domination project… but just the attempt to find enough people who are interested in what matters to you‬”

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On Flirtation

Read 08/02/2017-13/02/2017

Rating: 2 stars

I’ve had Adam Phillips’ book, On Flirtation, on my bookshelf for more than ten years. I bought it on the recommendation of someone highly inappropriate with whom I was flirting, at a time when someone else was flirting with me and I was flirting with the idea of being a more hedonistic person than had previously been the case. 2,493 more words

Book Review

On Balance: Adam Phillips, Part I

For Adam Phillips, who has authored close to two-dozen, books, there is no such thing as too many words, contradictions, or questions left unanswered. He has managed to fit more insights, and dense, dichotomous, mind-bending maxims into these 300 pages than I can possibly review in one piece. 720 more words