Friday 21 August 1998
First record bought:
A SEVEN-INCH on sea-blue vinyl which my parents are keeping for me. It's a collection of Maori folk tales set to music, telling such tales as "Whale Gods and Tani" and "King of the Forest". I lived in New Zealand as a child and our dog, a collie, was called Tani. She's dead now, and the record reminds me of her.
Last record bought:
A pounds 4.49 COMPILATION of Arvo Part's works. It is a collection of his simplest and most powerful compositions. This has very simple piano refrains and use of voices. He is an Estonian composer for which I can find no comparison, except maybe Gregorian chants, but more beautiful. It reminds me of silence, of being away from cities and totally alone.
Babybird's album `There's Something Going On' is released on 24 August.
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 2 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train
Hey Arnold! is coming back, and possibly Rugrats too
First Look at Bryan Cranston transformed into LBJ for HBO’s ‘All the Way’ film
The real reason Eddie Redmayne was cast as a trans woman in The Danish Girl
Photographer captures the beauty and intensity of his girlfriend giving birth at home
Prog rock finally comes of age with launch of the first Official Progressive Chart
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up