Tuesday, 28 May 2013

A Field in England: All hail the New Psychedelic Puritans


 Following on from Kill List and Sightseers, I'm looking forward to Ben Wheatley's forthcoming film A Field in England; tapping into Witchfinder General and Winstanley territory: all hail the New Psychedelic Puritans!

Monday, 27 May 2013

'Yon pure waters, from their aery heights'

Mountain pool, Offa's Dyke footpath, Hatterrall ridge - Black Mountains

"When hope presented some far-distant good,
That seemed from heaven descending, like the flood
Of yon pure waters, from their aery height"

Tributary Stream, William Wordsworth (Poems of Wordsworth, Oxford University Press, 1919)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The beautiful game lives on in Ultima Thule


 I'm very much an ex football fan, jaded and disillusioned by the ridiculous grandiloquence of the professional game.

However, in remotest Ultima Thule, it seems there is a true venue for the beautiful game.

This is the home ground of IB Vestmannaeyja, a football team based on the island of Heimaey off the south coast of Iceland. Photograph from http://groundhopping.se