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Thread #133786   Message #3038768
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
23-Nov-10 - 12:36 PM
Thread Name: Psychogeography and Folk
Subject: RE: Psychogeography and Folk
I take exception to municipal art

Me too; too invasive, prescriptive and it costs a bloody fortune. One of the reasons I moved over to the NW was to get away from the Angel of the North which now has Folk Songs written about it! Landscape is greater than art, no need of anything else getting in the way' Last place we lived you'd find rusting remnants of old drift mines in the hedgerows; here it's old hulks rotting away on the mudflats. These things are real renough; greater than art anyway, though I did enjoy the Liverpool Penguins last winter.   

I was in Blakeney a fortnight ago and shall return soon.

Cley-next-the-Sea isn't too far from there; my heart & soul so it is with one of the finest churches in the country:

Blakeney's nice too; last time I was there we heard the school folk group sounding very wyrd in a rendering of Sumer Is Icumen In.

Yearn? No, I don't think that's quite the right word.

The yearning is a deeper spiritual craving for that which we've sarificed for the sake of convenience; quite literally in the case of outside toilets - we still have one fully functional, but unused - part of our Historic Backyard outbuildings inluding wash-house. We are grown soft in our remoteness from the land and the elements, hence our proclivities for Folk Romance. Just had Sailor Ron on the blower talking about sea-shanties - great for a cosy singaround, not so good for hauling sheets in a force 9 gale.

the delights of the back-street dentist.

The way things are going it's only a matter of time!