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Wednesday, 19 August 2009

More Dylan Thomas? Accompanied by The Herd.


After Gary D requested a pic of Dylan Thomas' view when writing in Laugharne, Mike K. asked if I had a pic of Thomas' writing shed. Couldn't find one amongst the 1800 photos (!
) that we took and then I remembered why: because it just looks like an old shed. The Trust that looks after the property has done up the inside and put up a glass viewing screen though, so in the event I took one photo of this little temple. Authentic Dylan Thomas scrap paper? The poet having an off-day? Or a few props to add ambience? Did Thomas really have portraits of D.H.Lawrence and others up in his writing pad?

Still kipping down at Gary's blog off-and-on, and provided a few brief answers to questions about writing while I was there.

Over at Gary's, I mentioned The Herd - an interesting Sydney band who don't mind using their songs for a bit of political clout, and good on 'em too. Here's a couple of songs that their label, Elefant Traks, uploaded to YouTube. The previously mentioned The King is Dead and 2020. Get dancing.





8 comments:

gary davison said...

I must get some speakers for my computer at the office, I'm missing out!

Paul said...

Nothing to do with music being the food of love, it's a pleasant distraction - other times I can't write without it.

Swubird said...

Paul:

Paul:

As an American and a military vet, it's hard to swallow the sour message on that video. But, as the man said, I will defend to the death their right to make it.

Happy trails.

Paul said...

I'm glad you shared that perspective, Swubird - thanks. Sometimes it's easy to forget how such messages might play for those who've been involved (by politicians) in such conflicts. Your second point ("I will defend to the death their right to make it") is also very well made. Cheers.

Michael J. Kannengieser said...

Hi Paul,
Couldn't find one amongst the 1800 photos (!) Wow! Thanks for the new photo, this has been educational. -Mike.

Paul said...

You're welcome, Mike.

Wrapping Supplies said...

The above one song is awesome. These guys have documented with this and 2020 an amazing part of our history - the end of the Howard regime! Crook got his arse played in Mandarin

Paul said...

Yep, there's some fine lyrics here. I'm happy to see this band throw a few barbs at the party politicians.