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“Heidegger fretted energetically about the impersonal touch of the typewriter. Still, that's no reason to set off for the Black Forest with a rucksack full of virgin postcards. Compositions at the keyboard often have the fluency of the longhand draft, the letter, the note penned in haste. Charles Olson welcomed the typewriter as an aid to composition, clunky yet precise, enabling poets to orchestrate 'the breath, the pauses, the suspensions even of syllables. 'For the first time,' he wrote in his essay 'Projective Verse,' 'the poet has the stave and bar a musician has had.'”—Jeremy Harding, “Short Cuts,” London Review of Books, 8 November 2012, page 22.
Recommended Reading 
- Europe at Bay by Jeremy Harding for the London Review of Books
Perhaps we should agree to think of rights and values as limited resources, and admit that Europe is now caught in a bitter struggle over who can or can’t access them.
Sorry it’s all gone a bit quiet on the Sensible Dancehall front, we’re trying to keep things ticking over. It’s been a very busy time on a personal level, and seemingly quiet on the Oxford reggae scene, resulting in not much productivity on this front.
Saying that, there’s a couple of points of interest we’d like to bring to you attention. Firstly, we’ve continued our connect with the Oxford Music Blog, a superb website covering (mainly) indie music in our fine city, and at the end of each month we put together a little “round-up”, titled OMB Reggae & Dub Club. Check out number #2 here.
We’ve also reached the new edition of Oxford’s clubbing and events magazine The Sampler. In their second edition, featuring Professor Green on the cover, turn to page 6 for our feature on Toots & The Maytals. Last week we ran both the published feature and our top 5 Toots’ tracks; check the links.
Don’t forget that coming up later this month is David Rodigan at the O2 Academy. It’s becoming more likely that Notting Hill Carnival will be cancelled this year, but don’t let that put the dampeners on your Bank Holiday weekend. We’re gonna be holding a David Rodigan Pre-Party at the Port Mahon from 8pm to 11pm on the evening of Rodders appearance in Oxford, Friday 26th August. We’ll have more details on both next week.
For the time being, stay safe and enjoy some of our previous features. We published a musical biography of one of dancehall’s finest producers Jeremy Harding, a pictorial review of last weekend’s local parties, and so much more available through our index page. Browse, share, link, play and get in touch through Twitter, Facebook and e-mail.