I guess that this week people will be celebrating (if that’s the right word) the anniversary. More specifically, the first anniversary of me posting my drivel on a blog – or maybe VE Day, I suppose. Both are, of course, momentous events although I will grant that maybe – just maybe – one of them […]Read more "One Year"
Back in the days of my youth – when I had lot more hair and the facial stuff didn’t display quite so much snowy colouring – I used to more or less court controversy with my tastes and views. In my last year at school I even ‘stood’ as the candidate for the least supported […]Read more "Guilty Pleasures"
Even for an old relic like me, the modern world offers some fascinating advances – and ones which make all sorts of things possible. The older I get, the more I’ve come to realise that some things change naturally and for the better – although some older truths simply become more evident – and it’s […]Read more "Dig the Digital"
My post last week got a whole heap more reaction than I had anticipated – and around 99% of it was very positive, a real success. Unfortunately, the same level of accomplishment in predicting this week’s lottery numbers wasn’t quite so evident, so I’m back at they keyboard for another seven days at least. The […]Read more "The Show Must go On"
It’s been a real mix of factors that prompted my post this week – and all of them good in one way or another. Regular readers of my eclectic mix of posts will know that I recently received a number of boxes that were stored for me in my former home in Luxembourg. Among them […]Read more "God Save Queen"
Shortly ahead of the release of a brand new Queen album featuring four brand new Freddie Mercury-included tracks (there’s a great article about it in the Guardian – http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/sep/19/queen-unveil-full-details-of-new-album-featuring-unheard-mercury-tracks) I just have to share my memories of this stunning band. My love affair with the music of Queen began because I was something of […]Read more "Fastidious"
After my piece about Kate Bush (and other geniuses) a couple of weeks ago I have been constantly asked whether music really is that important in the grand scheme of things. Okay, two people asked me something along those lines in passing. The truth for me is that my answer would probably be ‘yes’. Music […]Read more "A Constant Companion"