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Atopic- ‘too close, too close for comfort, please not again’

26/11/206 – Sinatra is at the top of his form, moving from swing to bebop, in this infectious little number – but what Frank would make of gross NHS underfunding we will probably never know. Click here: Atopic Art Micro-Residency

‘old mother Hubbard went to the cupboard’

  19/11/2016 –   . . . for crops there be so hard to cinch, you could’nt raise em with a winch. It’s all I want to do by Gosh!  . . . . to raise a head of Hubbard squash . . . . . .  

‘we are such stuff / as dreams are made on’

  14/11/2016 – as Sam spade would have it ‘ we are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep’

‘bonita applebum’ @thehornthehorn

  9/11/2016 – ‘Peoples Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’, a tune for diversion whilst turning your back on a dangerous day. It could have been a cheese jacket, more like ‘the only way is up’.

‘drugs, drones & mobile phones’

  3/11/2016 – ‘prisons must be places of discipline,hard work & self improvement’ – Elizabeth Truss                  truss as in – to tie up the legs & wings of a bird -post slaughter & prior to roasting.

‘hopi maidens catch the whiff of disney’

  20/10/2016 – “the Arizona Snowball at 12,300 feet tall is the second largest peak in Arizona. The Hopi & Navajo view this peak as ‘indispensable to their religious beliefs and practices’. In reaction to decreasing snowfall levels due to climate change factors the Snowball Ski Resort proposed the use of  “100% sewage effluent to […]

‘why don’t you mind your own business’

30/9/2016 – when John Berger duets with Hank Williams we get a bit closer to the truth… …animals are always the observed. The fact that they can observe us has lost all significance. They are the objects of our ever extending knowledge. What we know about them is an index of our power and thus […]

‘who’ll bear the pall?’

28/8/2016  –  ‘up with the kettle and down with the pan, and give us a penny to bury the wren.   We have a little box under me arm Under me arm, under me arm We have a little box under me arm A penny or tuppence’ll do it no harm.’    

‘how do we make sense of biodiversity?’

24/8/2016 – a trip to Woolbeding NT “woke up got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head ” – then the mini-bus from Midhurst, through the narrow lanes across the Rother & back into that alluring world of money & green magic, complete with cultural diversity. “my window cleaner – expensive but you can’t […]

‘slippery sadiq & oily owen’ – an arranged marriage

21/8/2016  – arranged endogamy is the practice of marrying within a specific class, or social group, rejecting others on such a basis as being unsuitable for close personal relationships.