“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)





08 October 2011


One of the team: Bert Jansch (3 November 1943 - 5 October 2011) knew his way around a bottle with a much deeper understanding than almost anybody I've met in the drinks business. Click the sweet fellow's image for some fond obituaries and reflections, peel open a your best malt whisky, play the Youtube Blackwaterside about sixty times, and try to work out what you're gonna do about it ...


Garvey's Ghost said...

takes me straight to Cluny Avenue Whitey

damn said...

As somebody's said in the comments on Youtube, "I've been so sad for the last two days"!