susanna-clark

The Oxford American is proud to announce the release of our 16th annual Southern Music Issue, honoring the musical history of TEXAS. The cover features a stunning portrait of Guy and Susanna Clark taken in 1975 by iconic Nashville photographer Jim McGuire.

Guy Clark’s song “My Favorite Picture of You,” the title track from his Grammy-winning 2013 album, written for his wife after her death in 2012, is a highlight of the CD.

The magazine and accompanying CD compilation also feature Bob Wills, Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, Ornette Coleman, Billy Joe Shaver, DJ Screw, Willie Nelson, Barbara Lynn, Johnny Winter, and many, many more Texas icons.

More information about the Texas Music Issue is available here:http://www.oxfordamerican.org/articles/issues/latest_issue/

question about childermass

the television show changed a bit from the book, so I’m curious about the addition of Childermass’s aborted visit to Lady Pole (before being headed off by John Segundus). I got the impression that Childermass was curious about the fairy magic around Lady Pole, and he was about to investigate deeper into what Mr Norrell did to revive her. I thought it was a bit of situational irony - John Segundus accidentally prevented Childermass from possibly rescuing her.

Or, from reactions I’ve seen, it seems like people interpret his visit as being overtly malicious? But I don’t think he’s there to do something like destroying her tapestry. It would be a neat touch, that the one time someone stood up for Emma Pole, they actually did more harm than good.

anyways, thoughts?

Also, here’s Childermass flipping us off by giving us the Regency bird (at least, what I thought on the first viewing)

JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL AND RICHARD ARMITAGE

THERE’S A JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL BBC MINISERIES IN THE WORKS

THERE’S A JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL BBC MINISERIES IN THE WORKS

ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME IS GOING TO BE A BBC MINISERIES

FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND SEXY PLEASE CAST RICHARD ARMITAGE AS JOHN USKGLASS

I MEAN COME ON

HE’S PLAYED A LOT OF JOHNS ALREADY

WHAT’S ONE MORE AMIRYT

I WOULDN’T BE OPPOSED TO HIM PLAYING CHILDERMASS INSTEAD OR JONATHAN STRANGE EVEN

HE JUST NEEDS TO HAVE A GOOD ROLE IN THERE SOMEWHERE JFC MY FAVORITE THINGSSSS

BBC PLS