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(Message started by: Kevin Cryan on Today at 21:44)

Title: Screen-Freak
Post by Kevin Cryan on Today at 21:44
I've just spotted that the novelist Iain Banks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iain_Banks) is championing Screen-Freak as his "ultimate lyric" in the Let’s Get Lyrical campaign created and run by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature (http://www.cityofliterature.com/index.aspx?sec=1&pid=1)


Quote:
.....My ultimate lyric, though, comes from Clive James, when he was first collaborating with Pete Atkin.  It’s from a song called ‘Screen Freak’, about somebody obsessed with movies. He writes about seeing Atlantis, Atlanta up in flames and plywood cities meeting their doom. Perfection


Read his full posting here (http://letsgetlyrical.com/stories/celebrity-stories/iain-bankss-story-clive-james-and-pete-atkins-screen-freak/)

Kevin Cryan

Typo ('Screen-Feak') in subject corrected -- Admin

Title: Re: Screen-Freak
Post by Ian Ashleigh on Today at 21:55
What a shame there s no link to Screen-Freak to accompany the posting is there a way of rectifying this?

Title: Re: Screen-Freak
Post by Kevin Cryan on 03.03.11 at 08:30

on 03/02/11 at 21:55:35, Ian Ashleigh wrote :
What a shame there s no link to Screen-Freak to accompany the posting is there a way of rectifying this?

Hi Ian,

I did not put a link in because there is a link to the at the foot of Iain's full posting (http://letsgetlyrical.com/stories/celebrity-stories/iain-bankss-story-clive-james-and-pete-atkins-screen-freak/). If you don't want to use that one, then you might like to try this (http://www.peteatkin.com/c9c.htm), or maybe this (http://www.peteatkin.com/cgi-bin/mv/YaBB.cgi?board=Words;action=display;num=1130332699).

Kevin Cryan

Title: Re: Screen-Freak
Post by dr_john on 03.03.11 at 15:35
Banks' piece seems to have been edited rather ruthlessly: I can't imagine him quoting from Screen Freak without getting 'Atlantis down in bubbles, and Atlanta up in flames' precisely correct.
On the other hand,  I can't imagine him picking Desperados Under the Eaves over Poor, Poor Pitiful Me either (or spelling it wrong).



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