Monthly Archives: March 2012

Occupy Wall Street and history

Here’s a recent Al Jazeera documentary, from the ‘Fault Lines’ series, called History of an occupation, about the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. What I find fascinating about modern-day history is how copiously it is recorded. At the moment I’m … Continue reading

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Vince Taylor – Ziggy played guitar

In 1998, Alan Yentob made a documentary to mark David Bowie’s 50th birthday. Amongst other things in the programme, Bowie explained how his Ziggy Stardust persona came about. In the mid sixties, Bowie sometimes used to hang out with a … Continue reading

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Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May

I’m in the process of writing a book about Robert Herrick (who thesedays is often called a second rate poet. Herrick was born in 1591 and died in 1674 at the age of 84; quite remarkable considering that he lived … Continue reading

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