First Person Singular

Sunday. Maybe Monday. It depends on how you look at it but that’s where I am. Sunday . Or Monday. Work – pictures are made , water drunk – nothing more interesting , and music has been listened to. Why not mention some of the music played this weekend ?

I have amused and confused friends by raving about Polly Harvey this week. Confused them by referring to her in conversation as Polly rather than PJ . Whose Polly Barry ? From Compton ? I’ll google her . If anybody has played Dry or Rid of Me this weekend I’d like to meet them. Astonishing artworks that have new truths and imaginative twists with an old art form that sound totally present and worthwhile . And even better memorable as performances with some very fine playing through out both on guitars and percussion. Should it surprise me that a West Country Girl can take an old artform and bend it perfectly to her own time and experience ? Probably not.

There is so much more to do in these little electric spaces . I really do hope that this is an important start to the summer.

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