Philip Larkin – Church Going

Once I am sure there's nothing going on I step inside, letting the door thud shut. Another church: matting, seats, and stone, And little books; sprawlings of flowers, cut For Sunday, brownish now; some brass and stuff Up at the holy end; the small neat organ; And a tense, musty, unignorable silence, Brewed God knows…

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Coffee!

I suspect this animated gif won't show in RSS readers, so you'll have to click through to the blog to see it in its insane glory. Matthew Innman, twisted mastermind behind The Oatmeal webcomic, made this splendid beast. More espresso please!

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Lost in our vaults until now…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEmGQYCuc6M The BBC had wiped the TOTP tape from 1973, but the cameraman of the Fish-eye Lens  John Henshall kept a copy, and so this gem of a genuinely live performance has resurfaced. I have never heard this version before, even from audio, and believe me, I have everything Bowie. The distinctive riff from Love Me Do creeping…

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