"Old Weird Albion is America writer Justin Hopper's dark love song to the English South; a poetic essay interrogating the high, haunted landscape of the South Downs Way; the memories, myths and forgotten histories from Winchester to Beachy ...
museum of Albion', highlighting the oddities and eccentricities of the country's folk
musicians, dancers and customs that belonged to a tradition while preserving ... The old, weird Albion: Neddy Dick of Swaledale with his 'rock band', 1920s.
Author: Rob Young
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Electric Eden documents one of the great untold stories of British music over the past century. While ostensibly purporting to be a history of that much derided (though currently fashionable) four-letter word, 'folk', Electric Eden will be a magnificent survey of the visionary, topographic and esoteric impulses that have driven the margins of British visionary folk music from Vaughan Williams and Holst to The Incredible String Band, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Aphex Twin. For the first time the full story of the extraordinary period of folk rock from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s will be told in a book with the breadth of a social history touching on sonic worship, pagan architecture, land art, ley lines and ther outer fringes of the avant garde. Electric Eden identifies a particularly English wellspring of imagery and imagination, an undercurrent that has fed into the creative and organic strand of Britain's music over the past century. From Edwardian composers assimilations of folk song and visionary poetry, via folk rock of the 60s and 70s, the story is brought up to date by placing these earlier movements in a continuum that links through significant figures in 21st century pastoral electronica.
His recent work explores themes of landscape, memory and myth through audio
poetry pieces (the Public Record and Ley Line series). He is currently working on
a book, The Old, Weird Albion, about alternative visions of Englishness along ...
Author: Tom Chivers,
Publisher: Penned in the Margins
Category: Literary Collections
An invisible mountain rises above the streets of London. At over 1,400 metres it's Britain's highest peak. This ingenious book is an account of the ascent of Mount London by writers, poets and urban cartographers, each scaling a smaller urban mountain - from Crystal Palace to Parliament Hill. Mount London is a visionary record of the vertical city. Contributors: Matt D. Brown, Sarah Butler, Tom Chivers, Liz Cookman, David Cooper, Tim Cresswell, Alan Cunningham, Joe Dunthorne, Inua Ellams, Katy Evans-Bush, SJ Fowler, Bradley L. Garrett, Edmund Hardy, Justin Hopper, Martin Kratz, Amber Massie-Blomfield, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Helen Mort, Mary Paterson, Gareth E. Rees, Gemma Seltzer, Chrissy Williams, Tamar Yoseloff.
Correspondingly,in weird Albion,a gale always whoops out of the northeast early
in August after a warmish week, gritty wind thrashes rain through the Doctor's
Garden Fete, and somebody says, “It was rather a short Summer but quite a nice
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
A delightful collection reveals how nature celebrates rebirth and renewal, exploring the delicate balance between the new and the ancient and evoking the sense that springtime is a time of poignant renewal, youth merged with age, and giddy joy tempered by wisdom.
Correspondingly, in weird Albion, a gale always whoops out of the northeast
early in August after a warmish week, gritty wind thrashes rain through the
Doctor's Garden Fete, and somebody says, "It was rather a short summer but
quite a nice ...
Author: Donald Hall
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A collection of writings by America's poet laureate includes his essays on Eagle Pond Farm, including his observations on rural life in New Hampshire, the poem "Daylilies on the Hill," and several previously uncollected pieces.
He spoke of weird legends and spirit - stirring songs , lingering in that romantic
land — tales of the old Vikings , who held rule upon the sea and bore treasure
from our Albion , capturing princesses or defeating crowds by their own right arm
... foreign faces and customs, would do more than anything else to banish oldgriefs fromher mind,and drown her sorrow; ... Albion sink beneath the
circumambient waters, only thosewho have leftOld Englandon the leein their
outbound vessel, ...
Many old acquaintances were renewed at the homecoming party held in the
Parker Inn Friday evening . ... cast — the Commonwealth began with a weird
illumination over the camptwo boys — an experiment in the us , students and old
The head-piece, surmounted by long plumes and pendants from the eyes,
complete the principal decorations of this weird figure. If we may judge the
attainments of the ancient Mexicans by the character and ability shown in this
and many other examples of their plastic art it may readily be granted that they
excelled, or at least equalled, the barbarians of old in the grotesque. Musical
authorities seem to ...