Never a cross word

Especially not in the month of luuuurrrve, right?

Mnr Devlin has been up to his usual tricks and has produced a Valentine’s special crossword for your delectation this month. I’m nipping in between blackouts (the electricity, not my brandy-induced ones) to post this for you to try.

Themed (somewhat) around the concept of love, you’ll note that romance, sex, climaxes and  women’s clothing all feature at least once.

Knock yourselves out.

Gentle Storm

Not Dineo  – the one that’s blowing through the Mozambique Channel right now. It’s not gentle and technically it’s a tropical cyclone, anyway.

Accurate low pressure weather system nomenclature. S’important.

No. I’m talking about the upcoming Elbow single, Gentle Storm:

Wait a second – wasn’t that Benedict Cucumberbeagle? Yes. Yes, I think it was.
This is a kind of updated, faster, more unsettling version of MJ’s Black and White video. It’s a really, really good song as well.

I have yet to post the review of the Little Fictions album, I know. It’s one of those that I just can’t stop listening to. And it’s fitting that on this day of love, I should mention it, since the whole thing is basically all about Guy Garvey falling in love.

But… more of that on a day with fewer hearts and flowers.