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PINK MOON ... and clouds, lakes and river

My regular walk along the Humber bank and surrounding countryside sometimes throws up surprises. You think you've seen all each season has to offer and then on an evening like this, you witness the natural world putting on a show.


The outdated camera phone I use barely does justice to the incredible orange/pink wash that tinted the landscape for about 20 minutes this evening, but you get the idea.


And, because every film needs a soundtrack, but mainly because this was running through my head all the way around ...




JAMES VARDA - THE RIVER AND THE STARS

“Sometimes you say things in songs even if there’s a small chance of them being true. And sometimes you say things that have nothing to do with the truth of what you want to say and sometimes you say things that everyone knows to be true.” Bob Dylan - Chronicles I’ve been haunted by James Varda’s new album The River And The Stars for just over a week now. First time I played it I sat in silence for a long time afterwards. I wanted to listen to it again, but couldn’t for a day or so. I had to wait until someone else was around.  You wouldn’t think that The River and the Stars is Varda’s first new music in nearly ten years. Or that here was a folk singer, poet, songwriter, guitar player whose first album – the John Leckie produced Hunger – was released 25 years ago. Since the success of Hunger, Varda has essentially avoided the commercial grind of the music industry. Its belated successor In The Valley was released in 2004. But as he told Time Out’s Ross Fortune at the time, ‘I never stopp…