This has been a week of blustery winds and storms. Perfect weather for the wild choreographies of the rooks jousting on the wind. The devil has spat upon the blackberries and we (rather hurriedly) mark our first birthday – this podcast is one year old!
“2nd October, Saturday
Below a thrown scatter of rooks
South-westerly gusts kick up
leaves not yet ready to drop.
Rains seeps into the cuffs of my coat
In this episode I refer to:
John Mazluff and Tony Angell’s (2005) In the Company of Crows and Ravens published by Yale University Press.
Jennifer Ackerman’s (2020) The Bird Way: A new look at how birds talk, work, play, parent and eat. Penguin Press.
To hear Amada and Wayne (NB Aecern aka NB Wanabees) interview on great ‘The Silver Fox Sessions’ podcast: 5. You Know What? Anything Can Happen! Newbie Narrowboaters Wayne and Amanda
In the intro and the outro, Saint-Saen's The Swan is performed by Karr and Bernstein (1961) and available on CC at archive.org.
Two-stroke narrowboat engine recorded by 'James2nd' on the River weaver, Cheshire. Uploaded to Freesound.org on 23rd June 2018. Creative Commons Licence.
Piano interludes composed and performed by Helen Ingram.
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