Monthly Archives: August 2011

Self-Constructed Disgrace

I no longer drink socially. Drink exclusively at home, typically in the presence or company of my partner, who rarely drinks, and who won’t let me greet the dawn in the overend of some supposedly big moment zone, fired by … Continue reading

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Over and Over; Blackened

A small story in the local paper; a few centimetres in a corner of a page. Found it difficult to believe; what could be the logic or objective? I have accepted invitations to attend mosque services and related events during … Continue reading

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Chris Farlowe: Always In Time

Always impressive to encounter a performer who has not declined with age and, if anything, has improved from what was excellent before. One example of this is the singer Lulu. Another is singer Chris Farlowe, whose signature song is the … Continue reading

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When I Think of Angels

Was listening to the Bop Ensemble’s album for the second time. On loan from Harvey Glatt. Still trying to hear what he hears. Come across a song, “When I Think of Angels”, that seems to capture the sentiments of yesterday, … Continue reading

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Sirtefied

Reports of Gaddafi’s compound in his hometown of Sirte being bombed today by the British, in circumstances where NATO’s bombing operations in Libya are under Canadian command. I thought that the UN Security Council Resolution was such that any bombing … Continue reading

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Bee Gees: You’ll Never See My Face Again

When they are young, it is the lyrical maturity that amazes. In 1969, when Barry Gibb was 23 and twin brothers Robin and Maurice were 20, The Bee Gees released the double album, Odessa. Included was this song, about the … Continue reading

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Jovovich and Macfadyen : .45

My admiration for Milla Jovovich is from two films: Dummy (2002), co-starring Adrien Brody, where she plays a klezmer punk singer, and this one: .45. (2006). There is a certain acting talent that can play roughness convincingly. In .45, her … Continue reading

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