Monthly Archives: January 2011

cold nights, warm sounds

It’s been a folkier-than-usual week for me. On Tuesday night I went to see Anaïs Mitchell perform her Hadestown album at Union Chapel. I adore the album but had mixed feelings about the gig. And last night I went to … Continue reading

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Pied-de-___

alouette: Larkspur biche: Bell-pull / forceps chat: Ground-ivy cheval: Large oyster griffon: Setterwort lion: Lady’s mantle loup: Club moss mouche: Pilcrow (¶) mouton: Hedgehog mushroom nez: Thumbed nose oiseau: Bird’s-foot poule: Broken check roi: Folding-rule (3 feet) veau: Cuckoo-pint vent: … Continue reading

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Music is more than bubble bath

Last night, prompted by a mixture of curiosity and vanity, I did this BBC musicality test. The test and this accompanying piece are eager to kill some of the myths that infest our social attitudes to music. Far too many … Continue reading

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Year Of The Rabbit (and the mouse)

Happy New Year! Here’s a Spotify playlist I made to celebrate the year of the rabbit (which actually doesn’t begin until Chinese New Year in February, but sue me). I’m excited about 2011 for many reasons, but one is the … Continue reading

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