In the growing light

A Saturday afternoon of no work whatsoever and peaceful reading in the newly restored polytunnel here on Sarah’s allotment. Which is kind of mine as well now, as I’ve been here most days since Liverpool University closed its doors a year ago. Writing and working with my friend Abi as we both get on with …

The Anthropocene and the History of Now

Not wishing to worry anyone unduly, what with all this Brexit ‘driving the country off the edge of a cliff’ stuff going on. But have you heard about the anthropocene? I certainly hadn’t until I went to a history lecture early in December. I’d heard a threatening sounding song on Nick Cave’s last album called …

Listening to Nick Cave

A record you won’t listen to very often but if you do hear it, and I urge you to, you will never forget it. “With my voice I am calling you” Made after one of his children accidentally died and I’d guess he knows we can’t not know that. “If you want to leave” Surround …