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Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before …

For anyone who thinks you can understand an interview purely from the transcription, Exhibit No1: Mr. J Marr talking about his craft and sullen art. It’s only about 3 minutes in you realise he’s making very little sense verbally, but … Continue reading

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Man of Aran: A Story For Our Times

I started off thinking I’d post on this because it was a thing of beauty, even though it’s not very current – and then I realised, it sort of is current, in a funny kind of way.  (And anyway, why … Continue reading

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“Countries” and the UK: who do we think we are?

I was of course thrilled, as an Ulsterman, at Rory McIlroy‘s first major title win last night. Brilliant for what many Northern Ireland football fans call “Our Wee Country”. I’m always amused and intrigued by the semantic fog we disseminate, … Continue reading

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