The following is not aimed at anyone likely to be reading this blog. I would like to add this as a friendly disclaimer 🙂 What do you want me to say? What do you want me to do? What do you want from me? What can I say which will ever convince you? Satisfy you? … More Poem – What?
I was off for a fortnight. For the first week I slept for most of the day, lulled by the diminishing effects of the morphine. I listened to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, Neil Young’s On the Beach and Tonight’s the Night. I was alive but not alive. As the morphine wore off, the pain kicked in, … More Masks
What’s the message in Disney’s classic 1937 film Snow White? Could it be that good always triumphs? That love conquers all? That we shouldn’t judge by appearances? Yes to all three – but I’d like to suggest another, perhaps less obvious message at play And it’s this – that intelligence is bad, stupidity is good. … More Some Day My Brain Will Come – Snow White and Intelligence
This follows the same format as the other playlists I have done with another of my favourite bands. I hope you enjoy it. REM Playlist Carnival of Sorts Gardening at Night Radio Free Europe We Walk Southern Central Rain Don’t Go Back to Rockville Pretty Persuasion Maps and Legends Driver 8 Fall on Me Cuyahoga … More REM – Playlist
A companion piece (of sorts) to my earlier ‘favourite albums’ list. I recommend so many records on that list I thought I’d whittle it down to the ones I regard as the best of the best – essential listening. I’ve stuck to studio albums for the most part but some compilations are so good they … More Essential Albums List
Another great band I took longer than most to appreciate. Here is a playlist I wish I’d had as an impressionable 18-year-old Led Zeppelin – Playlist Good Times Bad Times Dazed and Confused Communication Breakdown Your Time is Gonna Come How Many More Times Whole Lotta Love Living Loving Maid Ramble On Bring it On … More Led Zeppelin – Playlist
My favourite band. Enjoy my playlist 🙂 Pink Floyd Playlist With Syd: Arnold Layne See Emily Play Astronomy Domine Lucifer Sam Interstellar Overdrive Bike Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Jugband Blues Post-Syd: Atom Heart Mother Suite If Echoes Speak to Me / Breathe Time Money Us and Them Any Colour You … More Pink Floyd – Playlist