Monday, 26 May 2008

Heading for the hills, by Martin Kirby: Moth therapy in a maddening world

England was significantly warmer than Barcelona last week and a BBC
radio station invited me on air so they could gloat.
I kindly but forcibly informed the listeners of this nation's
unbridled relief. The downpour on our farm measured two hundred litres
per cubic metre of rainfall in four days and I'd splashed about like
Gene Kelly.
Bloody typical, I said when I put the phone down. Wafer-thin global
awareness in a supposedly know-all age. Then I realised why I'd been
forced to lob some serious discussion into the lighthearted banter.
The water crisis here has sneaked into the British news, finally. But
between the bitter pill of the news slots, radio stations and
television programmes have to fill cavernous gaps of time, preferably
with something bland, cheery and easily digestible. (Full story in
printed edition)

1 comments:

Laura Rovirola,  27 May 2008 at 11:37  

Dear Martin,

If you want to know what happened to the Spanish gold sent to Russia during the Civil War, I suggest you to watch "L'or de Moscu", a documentary from TV3 (included as a DVD with Sapiens magazine some time ago) that explains very well how Stalin cheated the Republic receiving the gold in exchange for war supplies that never arrived to Spain.
By the way, I enjoy your column a lot!