Saturday, October 03, 2009


I've been enjoying Born in a Barn, by The Scaremongers, which is a British band whose singer is none other than poet Simon Armitage. I picked it up because I'll be teaching a seminar on Armitage next term, and I thought it would be fun to have some of his lyrics/songs to consider, too.

Of the songs on the CD, I particularly like "From the Shorelines of Venus," which as far as I can tell you can only listen to by buying the CD, but if you want to check out some of the tunes, a few can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

Perhaps I'll soon get around to ordering a CD by Rackett, too (Paul Muldoon's band).

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