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Entries from January 22nd, 2013

For the hard of hearing

January 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Life

The other day I was going through the EPG on the TV and saw that Arthur Penn’s classic Bonnie & Clyde was being shown in the small hours on one of the ITV channels so I set the box up to record it. Tonight I decided to watch it. I hadn’t seen it since I […]

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Blandings

January 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Life

I watched the first episode of the new adaptation of Blandings the other day. The predictable response from Wodehouse fans is to hate it because it is not as good as the books. I’m fortunate in having never got round to reading the Blandings books so I found it all very entertaining without having the […]

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To refer or not to refer

January 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Politics

Whenever there is discussion about Britain’s place in Europe there is one argument that always gets trotted out in favour of a referendum; that most of us never got a chance to vote last time round because we were too young or not even born. By that logic we should have a referendum on EU […]

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Dali

January 17th, 2013 · Comments Off · Life

The other night I watched a programme about Salvador Dali. Sort of. I mean, it was about him; his name was in the title and was what would have drawn an audience, but it was also about Jack Bond who made a film about Dali in 1965. The programme was presented, written and directed by […]

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On my radio

January 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Music

For all the hype and fuss about downloads and streaming, and with HMV just calling in the receivers it feels a whole lot like the future where we put aside all the old ways of discovering, listening to, and buying music. And yet the radio still has its place doesn’t it? I listening to the […]

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Wilko

January 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Music

A very sad announcement on Wilko Johnson’s Facebook page today: WILKO JOHNSON – IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas. He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy. He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and […]

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Death in Paradise

January 9th, 2013 · Comments Off · Life

A new series of Death in Paradise started on TV tonight and just like last time I spent a whole hour wondering why I liked it so much when it contains everything I normally dislike about detective shows. Each episode follows a formula, which is the same formula used in so many shows. It starts […]

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2012 and all that

January 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Life, Music

I thought I would end my un-noticed and un-remarked blogging hiatus with a few belated comments about 2012. On the whole I didn’t like it much. There were plenty of individual things I enjoyed but the overall experience was not great and that is partly because I spend a lot of my time at work […]

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