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Folk Thursday: Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin is a Carbondale girl. I have no idea why I haven’t posted anything of hers here before, but this is a really nice Tom Waits cover.



Writer's Shout Out

Earlier this month Rena Priest, a poet, writer, producer and community activist, interviewed me for her new radio program “Writer’s Shout Out”. Her one-hour interview program takes a look at the life of a writer and the things that inspire them. 32 more words

Madrona Grove

William Kentridge, Whitechapel Gallery 13.1.17

This is a stunning exhibition which I am glad to have visited before it closed.  The energy and scale is hard to put into words but it was a very immersive, almost hypnotic, experience with some elements of the steampunk aesthetic and the powerful impact of music with the imagery. 531 more words


Cruel and Unusual Punishments

[H]owever unlimited the power of the court may seem, it is far from being wholly arbitrary; but its discretion is regulated by law. For the bill of rights has particularly declared, that excessive fines ought not to be imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted .

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Anton Corbijn - A Musical Education

Having travelled to Stockholm to see Wilco on the Friday evening, we had a day set aside on Saturday to enjoy the city. After a buffet breakfast (open sandwiches, fancy yoghurt and granola) at the Urban Deli, we had a wander north through Sodermalm to the Fotografiska. 965 more words


Paranormal Activity

Driving home from radiation treatments, I made him swear to haunt me. “Swear.” “I swear!” “No, I mean, really swear. Don’t get to heaven and get all happy and rapturous and busy talking to Mother Theresa and John Lennon and forget.” 1,316 more words