Sunday, April 26, 2015

"The Thirty-Foot Trailer"

Derrick Knight's Travelling For a Living (1965) is a BBC television documentary on the Watersons, a family-based singing group from Hull, Yorkshire. At the end of this clip they sing Ewan McColl's "The Thirty-Foot Trailer."

Here is McColl singing the tune with his sweetheart, Peggy Seeger.

Friday, April 24, 2015


A view of -- and from -- a 1973 Airstream trailer.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A small room inside a bay window. A single bed, a table and chair, and a sink. I could manage something larger, with more conveniences, but I could never match the view.

The road ahead is over 200 miles long, and I will leave for it shortly. A small bag beside the passenger window. A change of clothes, a toothbrush and floss, and a book. 

Hopefully all goes well, and at the end of the day I will have my trailer.

Monday, April 20, 2015

"Within the Context of No-Context" (1980)

Click here for the opening section of George W. S. Trow's "Within the Context of No-Context" as it first appeared in The New Yorker in November 17, 1980.