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July 29, 2006 || 11:32 am
Worldchanging posts

I got asked a while back to start contributing to the fantastic blog WorldChanging - a source of cutting-edge reporting on practical ways to make a greener future, all over the world. Having been shamefully slow to get my act in gear, my first post is up (cheekily doing a bit of family promotion in the process), and keep reading for more to come!

And if anyone has things that they think should be covered on WorldChanging, please drop me a line. And don't forget to check out my other blog at Developing News which is getting updated way more often than this one...which I promise to get better at doing soon.

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July 12, 2006 || 8:46 am
RIP Syd Barrett

I only really knew (being the 80s baby that I am) about the story of Syd Barrett from going to see Tom Stoppard's play Rock'n'Roll a few weeks ago, where he plays a central role (although not appearing on stage). How very sad that he's now dead at the age of 60, reclusive in Cambridge as he was in the play. And how strange that he now lives in the play, every night, where two of the characters are almost protectresses of him, and one of them writes prying tabloid headlines about him in that usual heartless way. 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' opens the play, sung from the top of a wall in a Cambridge garden by a character presumed to be Syd before the big time hit and haunts the play throughout.

The play is excellent, by the way...

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