In my constant struggle with technophobia, I at last managed to hook up my new CD player (bought early in October) and put in the Loreena Mckennitt CD that the old boombox refused to play. But I hadn't reckoned with the effect of larger 21st century speakers. It doesn't sound at all like the CD I bought in 1996. I feel a touch unhappy about this.
I have no use for Kingsley Amis, that small-souled nasty man, and so am both taken aback and obscurely offended to discover that he liked Housman. Well, no matter. I *still* like Housman even if Kingsley Amis did too.