Saturday, 24 January 2015

music...joe hinton (funny how time slips away)


I bought this as a 45 when I was in my teens. I played it over and over again. I'd never heard anything like it.

Even now, fifty years on, I still feel the same way. It's an astonishing piece of music.

Friday, 23 January 2015


This is stuff that I've haven't found a home for.

It just sits there, month after month, so let me do a bit of house-clearing. 

women's liberation

You've come a long way, girls.


Tuesday, 20 January 2015


Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow for over forty years on the soap-opera, Coronation Street, has died at 60 from throat cancer.

I was fourteen when I came to Britain from South Africa. I'd not seen television before, yet alone Coronation Street. I was transfixed.

Deirdre had these enormous spectacles, from behind which her eyes bulged. She suffered a whole lot, but she was a game girl.

Coronation Street has been running now for 55 years.

Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow, had been rumoured not be returning to the soap.

Monday, 19 January 2015

music...ravel's bolero (danced by maya plisetskaya)

The extraordinary beauty and eloquence of her limbs and hands.

Saturday, 17 January 2015


storm clouds over leamingon

world peace

future leaders of the western world...

Rejoice that everything we know is in safe hands.

good stuff

The Victoria and Albert Museum Cafe, London.

William Morris.

Thursday, 15 January 2015


Bored? Time to bring on some cock.

There you go.