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  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want
    For well-known reasons, 2020 has seen less in the way of new books, films and TV than was expected for it. Like many people I’ve filled in some of the spare time by catching up on some older books, films and TV than I’d heard of some time earlier. I felt I should finally get […]
  • Junkworld
    I watched some films. What they have in common is that they are less-famous works by celebrated writer/directors. There are also some thematic similarities. Light Sleeper (1991), written and directed by Paul Schrader, starts right on the streets of New York. A very 80s soft rock soundtrack plays over them. The streets are clogged with […]
  • Imperial Wax Museum
    I’ve been listening to the new edition of Imperial Wax Solvent. This is now the 3rd version of this album I’ve had: first of all the one that leaked on to file-sharing networks early in 2008, then the original official release I got a few weeks later. I’ve never particularly liked this album, though I […]