In a recent post I quoted a well known figure from memory – never a good idea in public – of his 1996 interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr. The figure in question, Noam Chomsky, made his mark initially in … Read More »
Fellow SheffieIders from eighteen to eighty-eight – if you want a great night out with live music from top quality musicians who know how to get folk on the floor and dancing, here’s two city bands guaranteed to deliver. Every … Read More »
Last night I slept by the river, half a mile from Hereford on a flat patch of bank with lush long grass, short steep slope to the water and the whole hidden from housing on the far bank by the … Read More »
The FB exchanges below, originals here, are a little complicated but hardly rocket science. The posters – all of them – appear broadly to share my views on the West’s dirty war on Syria. Yes, all of them. That includes … Read More »
I never watch togger any other time, but get excited at world cup games. In a packed pub in Birmingham on Tuesday night I amazed myself by leaping to my feet to scream “off-off–OFF” after a smirking Barrios head-butted Henderson … Read More »
What’s that you’re saying? Your ringtone for a hearse? Snapped the other day on Bridge Street, Stratford upon Avon.
… Saturday night, June 30, in the city’s Botanical Gardens. Then we all went home.
That UK media are owned by billionaires and/or dependent on market forces is insufficiently appreciated. Even those who in theory grasp the significance of such ownership patterns and market dependence too often abandon their understanding in the face of relentless … Read More »
Saturday, June 15th, Mike and Sue hosted an afternoon garden party. Morning grey with threat of rain but by noon the day done good. Great food and drink, great company and the one bit of rain – shower causing temporary … Read More »
I’ve just taken delivery of an inflatable kayak, the Sevylor Colorado – well reviewed by experts and owners alike, and just £274 on eBay. It weighs fourteen-point-five kilos but that’s without paddle, air-pump, buoyancy aid and (my prime motive) camping … Read More »