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Saint Dominic's Preview, etc.

The bad news is that 33 1/3 don't want to publish my projected slim volume on Saint Dominic's... Tant pis; their loss.

The good news is that I'm going to press on with the writing and get it out myself as close as possible to the fortieth anniversary of the album's release next month.

As a taster, I've posted the introductory chapter which formed part of my pitch to 33 1/3 here. If that whets your appetite, watch this space for news of more.

I'm off to Lewes tonight to see the fine Two Wings, whose album I'm really enjoying. It's having to fight for listening space with a whole slew of other fine releases, including new stuff from Patti Smith (in wonderful voice, and great to hear Tom Verlaine's guitar again, chiming alongside Lenny Kaye's), Dexys (bonkers but lovely), Neil Young (patchy, but a lot of fun and the good tracks are great), Alejandro Escovedo (only heard it once so far - no obvious surprises) and a whole lot more...

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