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you can never quarantine the past

I experienced time travel on Thursday night. I went to see the Pavement reunion show at the Enmore Theatre and they took me right back to the 1990s. I saw them a few times in the mid-to-late 90s and was at their last-ever (to that point) concert in London in 1999. On Thursday night suddenly […]

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Belle and Sebastian

As I was making pancakes in my Sydney kitchen last night I suddenly found myself catapulted back into my London kitchen. Not my most recent London kitchen but one from more than four years ago. The time travel came courtesy of Belle and Sebastian’s album Tigermilk. I went through a period where I played it […]

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I can reach back. It was May 25 and I was sitting on the bed writing an addendum to the piece below. It’s funny, when I see myself sitting there writing I realise that my memory has placed me in a room belonging to a different flat. One that was nearby, but that I lived […]

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paris nous appartient

Paris Nous Appartient / Paris Belongs to Us (1960), directed by Jacques Rivette Film shown at the BFI, London, April 13, 2009 I was attracted to this film by the title, and by the fact that it’s playing as part of the BFI’s Nouvelle Vague film festival. I love the bits and pieces of Nouvelle […]

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