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 1   Pete Atkin / Words / Re: Clive James -- twelve months gone  16.12.20 at 19:23 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by S J Birkill
The Fugitive Essays -- splendid title, Rob. I see it has been used before (Royce, Chodorov), but then most of the good ones are worthy of re-use, aren't they. I'll mention it to Claerwen, in case she hasn't thought of it already, or indeed got something lined up for 2021 release.
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 2   Pete Atkin / Music / Re: The History and Geography of Lockdown  03.12.20 at 01:33 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by Revelator
Terrific as always; I even prefer it to the Lakeside Sessions version, thanks to Mr. Wallace's piano and Pete's 2020 phrasing.
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 3   Pete Atkin / Words / Re: Fire of Joy by Clive James  28.11.20 at 15:03 
Started by Kevin Cryan | Newest post by Kevin Cryan
THE GUARDIAN

Rishi Dastidar
 
Sat 28 Nov 2020  
 
Best poetry books of 2020
 

 
Quote:
..... in The Fire of Joy (Picador), Clive James restated his belief that noise is the thing when it comes to poems, and the “fire of joy” it produces in those hearing and declaiming it. From Thomas Wyatt to Carol Ann Duffy, this valedictory volume features 80 poems he learned and loved, each accompanied by an essay to persuade us of their brilliance. Not that he could ever hide his. “I chose the right profession – poetry – and followed it to the end.”

Kevin Cryan
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 4   Pete Atkin / News / Re: Facebook: PA/CJ Group changes  11.10.20 at 01:42 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by S J Birkill
That worked, Rob -- it all makes sense again. Mostly... Smiley
 
Ta
 
Steve
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 5   Pete Atkin / Members / Re: New members  09.10.20 at 16:44 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by Stephen Butcher
on 01.10.20 at 21:14, S J Birkill wrote:

The other church at that junction is the desanctified St Peter's, right next to Kettle's Yard where I met up with Pete a year ago this week, prior to our last meeting with Clive.

 
Hi Steve -
 
Thanks for the additional information. That final meeting with Clive must have been a truly unforgettable occasion.
 
You are right, of course. I stopped looking on Google Maps when I found the church right on the junction so didn't spot nearby St. Peter's as an alternative candidate. It is actually an area I am not familiar with, which brings home how limited the horizons of "my" Cambridge was in my student days. I probably only set foot over Magdalene Bridge a couple of times in my three years and never visited Kettle's Yard, although, as I recall, it was being opened up during that time. I finally got there with my wife a couple of years ago. I never ventured as far south as the Fitzwilliam, either. That pleasure still awaits, if I'm spared!
 
Vena Cork's first novel, "Thorn", has just arrived. It seems to be out of print, but I sourced a second-hand copy in good condition. A quick flick through would suggest it is not the one set in Cambridge, but I am looking forward to reading it none-the-less.
 
All the best,
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 6   Pete Atkin / Gigs / Re: The 2002 UK Tour: Updated interview  27.09.20 at 20:41 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by Avner Greenberg
Thank you so much Steve (and Dr. Z) for making this available. It is indeed a most enlightening and fascinating discussion. More treasure for the trove.
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 7   Pete Atkin / Music / Re: The Lockdown Series, continued  27.09.20 at 19:59 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by Avner Greenberg
Thank you again gentlemen, for another achingly beautiful number, which I've not heard before. And yes Robert, I too hear echoes of other songs, from the Lakeside Series I think. What a treat!
Good health to all.
Avner
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 8   Pete Atkin / Music / Re: The Party's Moving On  19.09.20 at 21:01 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by Avner Greenberg
Thank you Steve for the clarification.
Julie C's version is charming too of course.
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 9   Pete Atkin / Newsletter / Re: Help - National Steel  29.08.20 at 02:36 
Started by Colin_Wilkinson | Newest post by S J Birkill
Thanks for that background Colin -- I thought it was a little early in his career (and in the '70s!) for Pete to have been playing a real stadium, but a quick Google search didn't fetch me that fascinating page. A shame to see these rock venues go, but then even if it had survived it wouldn't have the same atmosphere today, would it. The music too has changed.  
 
If I could find this kind of background on more of those places I might add the links to that '70s gigs' page...
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 10   Pete Atkin / News / Hillside Music: stock situation update  24.08.20 at 23:31 
Started by S J Birkill | Newest post by S J Birkill
Pete's Hillside Music shop is now sold out of The Lakeside Sessions, Volume 1, "History and Geography".  
 
There's still some stock of Volume 2 ("A Dream Of Fair Women") , but what's left will not last long, and there's no current prospect of a reprint for either.  
 
The "Live in Australia" 2-CD set is out of stock, but Pete is hoping to re-issue this one.  
 
"Winter Spring" is also running low, and when the remaining stock is gone there will be no more.  
 
Otherwise, stocks of "Midnight Voices" and "The Colours Of The Night" remain healthy, but I expect you've all got those.  
 
To make sure you don't miss out, visit the Shop page.
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