Saturday, February 07, 2009

marvellous

if you have time in your weekend, i recommend the company of Stephen Fry's Podgrams. see the audio list on this page.
Favourites are Wallpaper (on Oscar Wilde, recorded in Colorado, and a nice lesson in the basics of aestheticism) and Language (unsurprisingly enough, on language. fans of Fry and Laurie will get a good chuckle at a certain chess reference). Bored of the Dance had me in fits of chuckling, even as a Scot who likes dancing and wouldn't turn her nose up at stripping the willow.

it's deliciously enthusiastic and wonderfully ranting stuff... some are off-the-cuff musings, others more structured 'blessays'.
either way, they're perfect for pootling about to and for clearing out the head of invasive, prickly thoughts like a glorious flourishing sweep of a broom.

enjoy,
LB

3 comments:

  1. i remember listening to 'bored of the dance' while trying to get ana off to sleep one night. so hard not to laugh out loud!

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  2. actually laughed so loud it hurt!

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  3. actually better english would have been hard as opposed to loud.... senior moment, sorry

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