Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sunday – Wot No Song?

Well we had a song the other day, to mark the passing of Andy Williams. So instead a couple of videos that people linked to on Facebook this week just gone and which impressed me, one for its beauty and … Continue reading

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Filler content with spare parts

Stuart Young‘s debut collection Spare Parts has just been issued as an e-book by Stumar Press, which seems like a good excuse to post my review of the 2003 edition from Rainfall Books. This review originally appeared on the old … Continue reading

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R. I. P. My Huckleberry Friend

I find it hard to believe now, but there was a time when I was rather fond of Andy Williams. And so, for old times’ sake…

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55 Reading Questions

I saw Andrew Hook doing this, and then Jim McLeod, so I decided to play too. 1. Favourite childhood book? First thing that came into my head, King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard. The author lived just up the … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Miserable Monday #3

ITEM: And it is indeed a miserable Monday, pissing down like nobody’s business. I’m sitting here trying to convince myself that I am not really cold, because it’s a matter of principle at Chez Tennant that we don’t turn the … Continue reading

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Song for a Sunday – Stolen Car

Today is the 63rd birthday of the world’s greatest living human being. And this little number from The River is one of the greatest songs ever written. I love the simplicity of the lyrics. It says exactly how I feel … Continue reading

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Filler content with fripl

This review was published back in Black Static #3, exactly as it appears here except for any editorial changes/corrections. LIGHT READING BY ALIYA WHITELEY (Macmillan New Writing hardback, 304pp, £14.99) Pru and Lena are RAF wives, consigned to the usual … Continue reading

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