A Couple of Links

Here we are almost at yet another Saturday, I can’t believe how quickly the days go by in these Covid-19 times. Anyway, last Saturday there was an interesting article in the Guardian Review – Me and my detective – Partners in Crime. In it some crime authors write about their detectives. How does it feel to live with the same fictional character for decades, and when do you decide to call it a day? You can read the article via the link above. It includes Lee Child, Val McDermid, Ann Cleeves, Ian Rankin, Lynda La Plante, Jo Nesbo and others.

Elsewhere, at Son of the Rock in fact – Jack always has a music post on Fridays, sadly it’s often inspired by the death of an artist that he has admired over the years, but his recent music post is a comparison of two versions of The In Crowd, the original by Dobie Gray and the early 1970s Bryan Ferry version, though he didn’t choose a video of Ferry performing it. Ahem, that one reminds me so much of my school days and I actually bought and still own the album it comes from. Click the link to hear them.

Two versions of The In Crowd.

Ferry’s version was released in 1974 but this performance is from two years later. It’s been captioned In Crown for some odd reason. There were a lot of dodgy moustaches around in the mid 1970s. That one was a mistake, Bryan.

4 thoughts on “A Couple of Links

  1. Lots here to interest me. The Me and My Detective article was very good, lots of interesting information there.

    Also I am a fan of Bryan Ferry. Love listening to all of those videos. Bryan Ferry’s voice is certainly unusual.

    • tracybham,
      I’m so surprised that you are a Bryan Ferry fan, I love Roxy Music too.

      I really must get on with reading the Ian Rankin Rebus series, I haven’t read any for ages.

  2. Katrina,
    What a treat! This article so appealed to me, and to Ken. Thank you so much for posting it.
    My temporary disappearance from blogdom is related to the influx of tourists to our region from Covid Crisis States.
    Last Friday I drove down the main street to our most local grocery (12 miles away) and saw cars parked with license plates from Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina. I swooned! New York has ordered people visiting from these states to quarantine, but who is going to enforce that? Summer will be our very scary time here. Fortunately, our nation-wide tourism ends the last week of August. What’s worse we have a few morons who refuse to wear masks.
    I’m glad the EU has barred tourists from the US. I think the UK should do it too. This country and its stupid people should be quarantined from the rest of the world.
    On a bright note? I have to conclude with a bright note.
    Enjoying our trails, enjoying nature, enjoying my reading.

    • Judith,
      I hope that you and especially Ken can stay safe which will mean staying away from anyone I suppose. I’ve been watching CNN and see that things are just going crazy in some states. The UK has barred visitors from the US too, but we all feel that Boris Johnson’s shambolic decisions have made things worse than they should have been. In Scotland we have been going much slower, but we were allowed to visit family more than five miles away for the first time on Saturday – no hugs allowed though! Have a great time on your trails – when it’s cool enough – and reading.

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