My cultural week

January 3, 2010 at 6:06 pm Leave a comment

Watching Season four of The Wire on DVD. I kept this till January to cheer me up in the long dark evenings. There’s little point in adding my voice to the tumult of praise. A recent Guardian article said: “We were watching David Simon pulling apart the very fabric of late American capitalism with a forensic, Dickensian masterpiece and pretty much everything we’ve watched since just seems a bit, well, unambitious”  I concur.

 And speaking of Dickens, I’m well into Nicholas Nickleby. There’s something very fitting about reading Dickens during a snow-laden Christmas (common in the 19th century and almost extinct now). I’ve read NN before so I know the story, but the genuine anger at social injustice is always refreshing. What a shame that his gender politics were so dodgy, even by the standards of his time!

Listening to Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers,  A Paris by Martha Wainwright.  This is the pick of my Christmas CDs so far. Martha sings Edith Piaf – what’s not to like?


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This blog started during the months before the 2010 General Election, in which I was the Green candidate for Calder Valley. It's morphed into an account of green activism...and other meanderings.

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