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Friday, May 12, 2006

Japanese God Jesus Robots Telling Teenage Fortunes

En route to Manchester on another of the Grinning Pullover's Pendolinos. Outside the early May morning of the Eden Valley is assembling itself: soft sunshine cuts across the fields; limestone walls a maze on the valley floor; back east the Ullswater Fells rise and turn slowly like a pod of whales blowing off in the distant ocean. Behind me, a girl's walkman rattles out tinny sounds from the 1980s that suddenly stop and hit a different beat. I realise that she's listening to Elvis Costello's Tokyo Storm Warning, a vituperative catalogue of global misery that's impossible to reconcile with the scene outside.


Blogger Irene Adler said...

What should she have been listening to? -
The Banks of Green Willow, perhaps. Or would she need a river for that?

12/5/06 8:23 pm  

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