Garth Cartwright

Contributing Writer

Garth Cartwright is a New Zealand born, London based journalist, critic, DJ and music promoter. He regularly contributes to UK newspapers, magazines, and websites - focusing on vernacular culture with a special interest in the Balkans, the former Soviet bloc, the US South West and deep South. He is the author of several books including "Princes Amongst Men: Journeys With Gypsy Musicians", "More Miles Than Money: Journeys Through American Music, and "Going For A Song: A Chronicle Of The UK Record Shop".

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LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Shadow Of A Life

I guess we could get used to living without interacting, remaining in isolation, fearing what’s out there. A shadow life. Or, perhaps more correctly, a shadow of a life.

Garth Cartwright