What’s that, poets releasing songs over ambient post-rock backgrounds you say…?
This was an old poem, the current version of which is out somewhere, so I can’t share it, but my friend Steve wrote the music for this at least 12 years ago…
All jocularity aside, I’m very pleased for our laureate*. And this is a great song. I look forward to the album, having previously enjoyed The Scaremongers.
I can’t** imagine Ted Hughes banging out an album of glambient floor fillers with beats built from the caws of crows. There’s those bloody birds again.
* He’ll be relieved, I know.
** I can
Also, please go and look up A Sunbleached Industry…My dear friend Simon has made some awesome music.
THE WEEK IN STATS
54.3k running – The 0.3 is very important. A lot for this week thanks to 14K yesterday and 15 more today – fuck you, Storm Ciara…
0 Poems worked on – Not a blooming’ sausage..What a busy week at work, but
1 lovely meeting with Matthew Paul
1 lovely meeting with Mark Anthony Owen
1 Podcast recorded
3 days without cigarettes.
1 more week that I’m not having an affair with Eva Green
- What You Talkin’ About Incey Wincey Willis?
- Well My Legs Are Fucking Trembling, How About You?
- Sometimes Only A Monster Will Do
- AI Can Tell You What A Postage Stamp Is And Does, But It Can’t Lick It
READ, SEEN, ETC
The Masked Singer, Love Island, The Lighthouse.
Joni Mitchell, Heijra
10,000 Maniacs, In My Tribe
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Ballad of the Broken Seas, Sunday At Devil Dirt
Isobel Campbell, There Is No Other
Supergrass, Road to Rouen, In It For The Money
Tycho, Awake, Weather
Kristen Hersh, Hips & Makers
and of course, The Archers…