There’s music on Clinton Street all through the evening…

Some year ago, I heard Leonard Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat" for the first time. The exact year is lost but I was old enough, and pretentious enough in my music tastes, for it to be an embarrassing revelation. Yet, there's also a visceral rush in stumbling upon something fabulous that you should not have, but… Continue reading There’s music on Clinton Street all through the evening…

Nuance

In that hollow period between Christmas and New Year's Eve, impatient for 2021 to end but hesitant to enter 2022, I listened to "The Death of Nuance" in the concerned but indolent way middle-class-BBC4-listeners do. The programme argues we are caught within increasingly sharp political dichotomies, ensnared by technology, biology, unrelenting complexity. It all has… Continue reading Nuance