Category Archives: Arts

Beware the Ides of March

Yesterday, the 15th day of the month, was the Ides of March, which became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar, making the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history. Yesterday was also a blue … Continue reading

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A Potpourri – Rigged UK Elections and Driving Tests in California

Further to my post about the rigged UK general election last December, if interested you can find really good further information about it all here. So, how do I go from a rigged general election to driving tests in California..? … Continue reading

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Square Limericks – Some Poetry Stuff for the New Year

A happy New year to one and all. I think 2020 might be a game changer, in the sense that things are going to get so bad that it might shake many people out of their apathy. Who knows? And … Continue reading

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Hugues Cuénod – Some Classical Music

The world of politics is so crazy at the moment (as usual, it’s like five-year-olds on LSD) that despite the fact that this is history in the fast lane, I can’t be bothered commenting on it. So instead, another music … Continue reading

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Freddie Mercury – born 73 years ago today

For a Wikipedia page, Freddie’s one is fairly accurate, and if interested you can find it here. I haven’t posted much on this blog recently, despite the fact that there’s an absolute mountain of historical stuff happening at the moment; … Continue reading

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As The World Falls Down

I’ve been a bit silent on this blog of late, and not because there’s any lack of things to comment about, not least the USUK psychopath’s determination to start a war with Iran, a war that is all built on … Continue reading

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Divas – Hope and Hannah

Last Thursday, 4th July, President Trump gave an Independence Day speech in which he claimed that in the 1700s, more than 300 years ago, there were airports and airplanes; but I think I’ve done enough ‘batshit crazy’ posts for the … Continue reading

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If music be the food of love, play on

There’s lots of shite going on at the moment, both on a personal level and a political level. So, I feel a need for some music… the majority of posts on this blog are about politics but there’s also an … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year to one and all. It goes without saying that 2019 looks set to be an interesting one, and I mean that in both a good way and a bad way. One example of a good way … Continue reading

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Main Lines and Branch Lines

I’ve always had a fascination with railways. Part of this might be because I was born in London and grew up there. London, of course, has an extensive rail network. I can still just about remember working steam engines on … Continue reading

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Tim Murphy RIP

The American poet Tim Murphy died last week. Tim was one of the most brilliant formal poets that I’ve ever encountered. He could weave together metre and rhyme so skillfully that often you had to look twice to realise that … Continue reading

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Nellie McKay – Music and Politics and Censorship

This post is about Nellie McKay, which means we’re going to have a strong mix of music and politics. I’ll start with the music first before getting onto the politics. Talking of which, earlier this month Nellie McKay was interviewed … Continue reading

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Superorganism – Something For Your Mind

I’ve long been reaching the stage where, politically, things are now so mad (and this madness is accepted by the public) that I’m not sure if I can continue commenting on it. As if all the false flag ‘terrorist’ attacks … Continue reading

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Rumanian Folk Dances

After watching this garbage from a band I used to respect many decades ago, I thought I’d try to redress the balance. This is from a post I made a few years ago called A bit of Bartok which amongst … Continue reading

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Public Service Broadcasting – If War Should Come

I’ve been doing a huge amount of gardening work this week and as a result I’m rather cream crackered, to put it mildly. So, before I address the latest political lunacy (which looks like it’s all about to kick off … Continue reading

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