Our friend, the bass-wizard from the darkly poetic band, “St. Jude’s Infirmary” , discusses an amazing Osip Mandelstam poem. It’s a beautiful poem, read it and Grant’s thoughts about it on the SPL’s Reading Room site. And watch out for our up-coming podcast featuring St. Jude’s.

St. Jude’s Infirmary have an epic new album titled “This Has Been the Death of Us.” It is quite a treat and an instant contender for my yearly top-ten list. You can buy it here.

And here is a video of the band in action at the National Portrait Galley. If you watch the whole thing, you’ll hear my name mentioned. As it was in the blog Terrible Love Songs.Why? Because the band kindly invited me to read poems between the songs. I think it worked, hopefully, we’ll find that footage on the internet soon and I’ll post some audio of our collaboration soon.