Saturday, 17 September 2011

More of that Great Island

A country that promotes itself through its poetry can't be all bad:

9 comments:

  1. Great ad! I hadn't seen it before either

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  2. It's possible it's most attractive to those of us who are already here, of course - a case of preaching to the converted?

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  3. I 'm ready to move. I really liked that.

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  4. Shorts! I will be wearing mine with a newly found patriotism. Lovely ad, lovely man.

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  5. Warm climate here in Vegas, much in the way of shorts, but no grass, no plank verandahs, no "walking meditatively / among green timber, through the grassy forest / towards a calm sea," which is a pity. Nevada should install a coastline.

    The New York Review of Books put up a good article on the man a few days ago: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/sep/29/angry-genius-les-murray/

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  6. See you here, Chris.
    Lycra, Polly?
    I read that, Umbagollah, but I thought it was a little mean-spirited (I'm probably just one-eyed about him)
    Yes, Gadjo, the Isle of Wight - home to Rick Wakeman, I think (long-haired, blonde keyboardist of Yes, oh, I forgot, you're young)

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  7. Not that young, I remember Mr Wakeman very well indeed :-) As I recall he recreated the entirity of English pre-enlightenment history with the aid of only a Moog sythesizer and (as you point out) a lot of blond hair.

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  8. Poor man, he was never a great beauty. Nor, I suspect, a great talent, although I'm not a judge of that sort of thing.

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