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Lent Day 6: Crash, Shake and Booze - A Most Illuminating Tale
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 11.05 pm, Monday 14th March, 2011
Subject: Lent Day 6: Crash, Shake and Booze
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To stop the day passing, I read Crash by William Nicholson and listened to Let England Shake by P J Harvey, both of which will have to wait for tomorrow for more.

Tonight though, we made damson gin:



EDIT: Crash tells the tale of a banker having just been given an enormous bonus buying a work of art from his oldest friend. There's a lot of shouting and a frankly unstagable finale, but mostly it hangs together as an investigation into worth and it's nice to see something other than bankers bad, liberals good. In that way it reminded me of Joy Wilkinson's Fair, which features an intelligent BNP supporter vs a wishy washy left winger. It is far too easy to paint bad guys. It's a good thing to give them a rational voice.

Let England Shake did nothing for me. I tried, but I kept sliding off it. The mix feels (synaesthetically speaking) blue and watery. If I were reviewing for a magazine I'd have pushed myself through it again and I'd now be able to tell you about lyrics and structures but instead it went round twice and then I switched to something else.
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