Saturday, June 05, 2010

Why does the toad work...

Out filming at Vista festival in Hull today, attempting to get people to wax lyrical about Hull's adopted son Philip Larkin. We did ok but still probably need another 50 more interviews. Finest response today was from a young woman who asked, "Is he the guy that abandoned slavery?" Other interviewees gave intelligent, thoughtful responses; one interpreted the poem Cut Grass via the medium of dance. Lots of people, as expected, only knew Larkin as the man wot wrote "that thing about your parents ruining your life" or "innee summat to do wiv turds?". During one interview a somewhat desperate father pushed his very young children into the shot, mistaking us for a film crew doing something important.

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