Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Colonsay Fox

A fox’s brush is as rare as a unicorn’s horn, or dragons teeth on the island of Colonsay. At Scalasaig, alone, on the road, Reynard, vulpes vulpes, imagined presence, bleeding violence. The island of Colonsay has, been fox-free and is … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sounds of Spaces and Places – Week ending 15th January 2012 CE

I ‘Unexpected item in the bagging area, please remove item before continuing.’ Does every barcode scanned, capture part of the human soul? II Ship’s horns sounding on The Firth of Forth, make me think, of Julia Holter’s Tragedy. III Ice … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Sounds of Spaces and Places | Leave a comment

Biocentric – Gary Snyder/Patrick Geddes

Dipping into The Gary Snyder Reader and Jim Dodge’s excellent introduction: [Snyder] views his work as inhabiting “the mythopoeic interface of society, ecology and language.” He enlarges one’s delight in existence and amplifies the élan vital, the life force coursing … Continue reading

Posted in Quote, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Soundtracks of 2011

Soundtracks of 2011: Aethenor – En Form For Blå (VHF) Alog – Unemployed (Rune Grammofon) Asva – Presences of Absences (Important) Bee Mask – Elegy for Beach Friday (Spectrum Spools) Matt Berry – Witchazel (Acid Jazz) Nels Cline/Tim Berne/Jim Black … Continue reading

Posted in Sounds of Spaces and Places | Leave a comment

I Remember (after Brainard and Perec)

The starting point is George Perec’s Je Me Souviens (1978) which I instantly fell in love with on a visit to Paris.  I literally stumbled across it in a small bookshop,  in the 7th arrondissement. Books were stacked and littered … Continue reading

Posted in I Remember, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

2012 CE – The Stakes are High

Well fair to say that  there was not exactly an embarrassment of riches in the number of 2011 CE postings.  That is not to say that there was little activity.  Many randonnées, promenades, dérives and field studies were undertaken and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment