Ridiculously busy what with one thing and another, with more news to come soon on lots of new writing and the next book. But first, catch up time.
- Big piece in the Guardian on poetry and music, featuring Mike Scott and WB Yeats (pictured).
- Big piece in the Herald on Lou Reed.
- More pieces in the Herald, on Toumani Diabate, John Hiatt, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Brendan Benson and Angie Stone.
- Some pieces on theartsdesk, including a review of a beguiling Karine Polwart gig and some words about some albums here and here.
- Lots of stuff in the last few issues of the wonderful Word, including interviews with Ash, Lou Reed again, and reviews of a fab new chamber-opera concept album by Anais Mitchell, as well as some books and DVDs.
- And some reviews in the new issue of Uncut. Look out for more from me there.