Stonehenge Pt.2

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I’ll let Eddie Izzard introduce this follow up article on Stonehenge from The Guardian, who are presently excavating the sight to try and uncover what the sight was built for. (Hopefully not foundation blocks for a car park at a local Tesco’s supermarket mind you.)

For the article click here

Corrections For The Corrections

Here are some extracts from Jonathan Franzen’s book ‘The Corrections” I dug out from my own copy;

Her musical tastes ran to John Prine and Etta James, and so Brian played Prine and James at home and saved his Bartok and Defunkt and Flaming Lips and Mission of Burma for blasting on his boom box at High Temp.p.347

While Denise and Rob Zito were making hardware and lighting decisions at the Generator, Brian joined Schwartz and Ribisi et al. on location at soulful ruins in Nicetown, and swapped CDs with Schwartz from identical zippered CD carrying cases, and ate dinner at Pastis in New York with Schwartz and Greil Marcus or Stephen Malkmus.’ p.406

Rock n Roll McDonald’s

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I stumbled on this Wesley Willis number off a comp called ‘Songs In The Key Of Z; The Curious Universe Of Outsider Music’ that some friends and I used to jam to at the end of a hard day working in a small record store back in England. It’s still funny after the millionth time of hearing it! To see the full comp click here.

The Final Insult

Stonehenge is one of the earliest examples of man independently creating something to contribute to their culture. Some of the stones carved out by hand measured 8ft wide, 5ft thick and 25ft long weighing between 20/30 tones each and were transported 20 miles north of Stonehenge by foot. The remaining pieces came from Wales called Bluestones which weighed 4 tones each, sixty were carved out and carried approximately 150 miles to Wiltshire where they were erected, which is a testament to the limitless hard work that goes into something you care about. The landmark is something people have enjoyed mentally and physically exploring for centuries, and on a personal note is something I always looked forward to seeing on my bus ride to Glastonbury Festival every year! Now Stonehenge is being forced to take a back seat to the surplus population of supermarkets. This brilliantly written article I found in The Guardian goes into the matter far more, if you get a chance it’s worth a read! Thanks!

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/heritage/story/0,,2262215,00.html