April 25th, 2005

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npm collings

Michael R. Collings

whisk of brown not even breath enough
for slash of red or shimmer-green

just whisk of brown beyond spring-
unfurled jasmine knots evanescent

leaves that surround white cream
and yellow fragrances beyond that whisk

of brown darning in and out of naked
ligaments clinging to their arbor

whisk of brown and blur of wing and
sense of needle-bill searching sweetness

in bitter white-sap jasmine not yet
resigned to bloom
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voice of Aslan

at narnia web, someone has posted:

"...The big news of the conference...is that Brian Cox is no longer the voice of Aslan! Apparently he has lost some weight and his voice changed. Jason Isaacs, Timothy Dalton, Sean Bean, Gerard Butler, Ian McKellen, and Ralph Fiennes have all auditioned for the part. No choice has yet been made.

they have a poll thing going, but I don't think it carries any actual weight. If your interested, Butler is way ahead in it, so I voted for bean just for luck's sake.

And E! has started making a little noise about Flightplan

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for oysterband fans

I got this email today....

If you’re curious about the DVD of our 25th Anniversary Show at The Forum in London and you haven’t acquired a copy already, you may be interested to know that it’s now available mail-order from Cliff Furnald in New Haven CT, in the NTSC format that’s generally used in N America.

He can supply it a little cheaper and a little faster than we can from England.....and it’s priced in US dollars. Go to: http://www.cdroots.com/oysterband.shtml

It was a great gig (tho’ we say so ourselves) and we reckon the DVD captures the spirit of the night really well. We look at the archive video footage that’s also included and wonder if we were ever really that skinny...

Hope all is well in your world

best wishes

John, Alan, Chopper, Lee, Ian
PO Box 32100, London N4 1GR, GB