Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Americanized Emily

Lauren and Emily

Several years on, she is supporting USA in the Women's World Cup and is applying for citizenship. I think the Americanization of Emily is complete.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Who Watches the Watchmen?

Well, I will, for a start.

Sunday, November 02, 2008


I just found out that Billy Bragg played at Duke last night. He was practically on our doorstep and we didn't even know! I took a look at his website and it turns out that he's not back in the USA until March 2009. Even then, he's only going to Austin, Texas and New York City. Is there no justice in the world?

You can read about the gig on Akma's blog.

My attempt to cheer myself up (or does it just rub salt into the wound?) is to incessantly YouTube some of my favourites. Mark, unfortunately, is inconsolable. The first clip is one of Kate Nash singing Foundations that segues into her singing A New England with Billy Bragg. The second clip is an old video of Sexuality that includes Johnny Marr, Phill Jupitus and the late, great, Kirsty MacColl (who was excellent when I saw her live at The Junction in Cambridge (UK) all those years ago).