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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Monday, June 26, 2006
    It usually comes from the edge
    Refreshing to take a break from the football writers' lazy guides to German cities to pick up The Wire and read a very demanding piece about Die Tödliche Doris, a 'constantly mutating' West Berlin group of the early 80s whose approach to their art 'best embodied [the] unstable identity' of that place at that time. That's what it's about, really.

    And similarly refreshing to talk today with Liz Lacey, who is writing a book on the Liverpool counterculture of the past 100 years. A work which needs doing before we forget that the best and boldest 'culture' in our (and any?) city has usually come from the edge.