Monthly Archives: July 2009

Dublin (4)

As I said this morning, the only thing I planned on doing today was going home. It’s a good thing that I didn’t make any big plans, ’cause after last nights onslaught (more on that later still), well, I just wasn’t into it anymore. So I dutifully trudged around, had a cursory look at the… Read more »

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Dublin (3)

Yesterday, I would take things slow. Up until 5 o’clock, I succeeded. Before that time I visited the National Gallery (three Rembrandts, a Vermeer, Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ, a painting representing the opening of the sixth seal by an artist whose name escapes me, and more) and the Old Library at Trinity College (forget… Read more »

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First lines: Dusty in Memphis

Warren Zanes’s Dusty in Memphis is not a book about a record. It’s a part of Continuum’s 33⅓ series, which I believe to be a series of essays on albums and what they mean to the writer. So, in a way, and despite it’s first line, it is a book about a record: it’s a… Read more »

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Dublin (2)

If I were to call my second day in Dublin exciting, I’d be a big fat liar. I walked around a lot, found myself two books (one I’ve read already but still needed for the collection, and one because I needed a new book to read), visited two libraries (I thought that the Chester Beatty… Read more »