Category Archives: Arts

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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Dave Allen – May Your God Go with You

On this Easter holiday weekend this post is in no way meant to be disrespectful of those with religious beliefs. We are living in completely mad times – possibly end times – and I feel it’s important to try and … Continue reading

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Gwenno Saunders – Cornish Psych-Pop

I need a break from all the madness that’s going on at the moment. So, Gwenno Saunders was born in Cardiff in 1981. Her father is a noted Cornish poet and her mother is a Welsh activist. As a result … Continue reading

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Babylonian Poetry

One of the many interesting things about the Sumer civilisation is that it doesn’t get as much attention as the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, despite the fact that Sumer was the oldest known human civilisation, having arisen some 7000 … Continue reading

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I Burn But I Am Not Consumed

For such a relatively small country (population just over 5 million) Scotland has always had an enormous amount of musical talent. I’ll kick off with Annie Lennox and a track called Little Bird. This is from her 1992 solo début … Continue reading

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Business as Usual

My spiderbomb.com domain has been down for the best part of six days, while it was being transferred from an American registrar to a European one. This blog is by far the most visited site under the spiderbomb.com domain, having … Continue reading

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