Monthly Archives: January 2012

Plakthonestrid Uru: Does Gibberish have a place in Vocal Music?

In a recent classroom survey to determine the most important musical elements for college students deciding whether or not to like a new song, coherent and comprehensive lyrics were given as one of the top two answers.  Only one percent … Continue reading

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Visions of the Drowning Man by Dee Sunshine

I have lost these bones/ scattered them in mad patterns like a lunatic shaman/ out of his mind on iboga, trying to pull polar-opposite hemispheres together again. Visions of the Drowning Man is the third book of poetry from Glaswegian … Continue reading

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Dee Sunshine on Skylight Press

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Dee Sunshine came to poetry at a young age, winning the Lochaber High School poetry competition in 1979. Soon after he liaised with an active London poetry scene and published a couple of chapbooks. Always interested … Continue reading

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The Fat Git by Alan Richardson

Those that are familiar with Alan Richardson’s first two novels, The Giftie and On Winsley Hill, will know that as well as having a rather delightful turn of phrase this author can also tell a rip-roaring story.  Richardson’s The Fat … Continue reading

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Censor & Sensibility

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Tudor History – Give me the Warts!

As someone interested in Tudor history I’m often tempted to have a peek at new television and film adaptations of the period – but have learned to temper my hopes and expectations in doing so.  In the old days it … Continue reading

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The Passenger by Richard Froude

Identity is so often bound up in where we’ve been, where we’re going, and where we are.  Basho once said something to the effect that man travels around seeking so much that the journey itself becomes home.  This is never … Continue reading

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