Tuesday, January 18, 2005

NO GLASTONBURY NEXT YEAR: The licence for this year's Glastonbury festival has been granted - South Mendip councillors voted 12-4 in favour - but Michael Eavis has told the BBC there won't be a festival in 2007. This now establishes a break "every fifth year", which makes sense to Eavis who understands the fallow principle. We can't imagine Mean Fiddler will be too delighted to hear that one of their big bankers will be 'resting.' Eavis plans to spend the summer next year building a pond - he's discovered an underwater spring which he intends to use to keep the 2008 fully watered.