Monthly Archives: August 2008

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Take me to Nevada

A perfect moment: Campbell and I in a rental car on the Bay Bridge, a brilliant sunset filling the Pacific sky to our left, leaving behind memories of two fantastic...
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The English Summer Part 1: the North

The family walk on the Westwood: cow company welcome The frustrating run on the Westwood: post-Escarpment runners knee unwelcome The poring over family scrapbooks The truth about my uncle The...
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Signs of the Times 3: Beverley Past, Present (and future?)

The town of Beverley, ten miles north east of Hull in Yorkshire’s East Riding, offers a wonderful combination of tradition and modernity, progressivism and conservatism, as you can somewhat tell...
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Signs of the Times 2: Hornsea Present

Or, as Morrissey called it, The Seaside Town They Forgot To Close Down. For some reason (apparently the fish and chips), we keep going back there. While I was in...
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Signs of the Times 1: Yorkshire Past

Just back from two lovely weeks in the UK. (Lovely apart from the weather which, even by the standards of my childhood, was particularly wet and windy. Fortunately I went...
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On Vacation

As some of you may have twigged, I’m in the UK right now and whereas, in the past, I have posted heavily and frequently on my travels, this week has...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie together

While researching my book I came across this Down Home Radio Site, which last year dug up – for the first time since its original broadcast in 1940 – a...
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I Can’t Pull All-Nighters Any More

At least not for writing. I used to pull them all the time, to finish off issues of Jamming! And I think I pulled them all the way up to...
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