Spencer Burton, Jack Hayter, and Ch 20 of HARD WATER



Spencer Burton sings “Unmistakable Love”, Jack Hayter sings “A Blind Man’s Fog”, and Mr. Ross reads Chapter 20 of HARD WATER.

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Futurebirds, Nigel’s poem, Chapters 18 and 19, The Mick Mahoney Band



The Futurebirds perform “Under Your Spell”, a song that was originally written and performed by a band called Desire.Nigel reads “Nora”, the final in his series of “Pigeon Poems”. Mr. Ross reads 18 and 19 of HARD WATER. The Mick Mahoney Band performs “The Innocent and True”.

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Nigel’s Pigeon poem, Chapter 17 of HARD WATER, “July Rain” by Ten Fe



Douglas ponders the phrase, “mid-Heaven”, Nigel Louis Stevenson recites his poem, “Nora and Xiomara”, Mr. Ross reads Chapter 17 of HARD WATER, and Ten Fe performs “July Rain”.

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Nigel’s poem, Chapter 16, “Won’t Look Back” by Geowulf



Douglas plans dinner, hears from an old acquaintance, contacts Dr. Frisk. Nigel reads his poem, “Rocket”. Mr. Ross reads Chapter 16 of HARD WATER. Geowulf performs “Won’t Look Back”.

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72nd Street crooner, Mr. Ross reads 14 and 15, The Mick Mahoney Band



“Unforgettable” by the 72nd Street crooner; Mr. Ross reads Chapters 14 amd 15 of HARD WATER; “Looking for Somebody” by The Mick Mahoney Band.

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Nigel reads Chapter 13 of HARD WATER



In Mr. Ross’ absence, Douglas Daye hands over the reading of Chapter 13, from Part II of Alabaster Dreams, of the novel, HARD WATER, to his sound man, Mr. Nigel Louis Stevenson. Soundtrack provided by the Benny Goodman orchestra.

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Nigel’s poem, recap of Part 1, Chapter 12, “Amber”



Douglas plans dinner at The Bryn Du, Nigel reads “When We Get Our Place In The Country”, Douglas explains how fertilizer/chemical companies have bamboozled us, Al Krautter’s 12 Steps to Natural Gardening, Ross reads Chapter 12, the first chapter of Part 2; “Alabaster Dreams”, and “Amber” by Climbing Trees.

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Chapter 11 of HARD WATER, “Ahab” by Climbing Trees



Douglas interviews Mr. Ross, who then reads Chapter 11 of HARD WATER on location in north eastern Pennsylvania; the song “Ahab” by the Welsh band, Climbing Trees, finishes off Part 1, “Blooms and Blessings”.

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Climbing Trees, Nigel’s poem, Chapter 10 of HARD WATER



“River Home” by Climbing Trees, live from Colenso’s house, “The Pigeons in the Park” by Nigel, Chapter 10 of HARD WATER read by Mr. Ross.

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Douglas dreams, “Coda” by Climbing Trees, Ross reads Chapters 8 and 9 of HARD WATER



Nigel awakens Douglas from a dream in which he hears the sizzling sounds of the saxophone, snatches of the song “Coda” by the Welsh band, Climbing Trees, releases his past from the grips of his therapist, and is contacted by an auld Oxford acquaintance. Then Mr. Ross reads chapters 8 and 9 of HARD WATER.

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