Blog Contents Page: Miscellaneous (History, Health, Wordgames…)

CINEMA     FOOTBALL     CURRENT AFFAIRS     MUSIC Watch ‘Dark Docs’ (June 2018) Christopher Hitchens Beclowning Sean Hannity, Alan Colmes and Ralph Reed (March 2018) On ‘Fifth Columns’ and Artistic Licence (February 2018) British Pathé News: 1910 – 1970 (February 2018) When Michael Moore Was The First One To Speak To O.J. Simpson…

Blog Contents Page: Music

CINEMA     FOOTBALL     CURRENT AFFAIRS     MISCELLANEOUS: (HISTORY, HEALTH, WORDGAMES……) R.I.P. Mark E. Smith: My Favourite 10 Songs By The Fall (January 2018) Stevie Wonder on Sesame Street (January 2018) Lee Ranaldo Was The Best Singer and Songwriter In Sonic Youth (January 2018) The Django Themes (September 2017) Singing In Other Languages…

Blog Contents Page: Cinema

FOOTBALL     CURRENT AFFAIRS     MUSIC     MISCELLANEOUS: (HISTORY, HEALTH, WORDGAMES……) A Look At ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ (2011) (April 2018) The Guardian’s Series On Decades of Cinema: 1990s (April 2018) The Guardian’s Series On Decades of Cinema: 1950s (April 2018) The Guardian’s Series On Decades of Cinema: 1930s & 1920s…

Blog Contents Page: Football (Soccer, if you must)

CINEMA     CURRENT AFFAIRS     MUSIC     MISCELLANEOUS: (HISTORY, HEALTH, WORDGAMES……) Russia 2018: World Cup Thoughts: Fifteen (July 2018) Russia 2018: World Cup Thoughts: Fourteen (July 2018) Russia 2018: World Cup Thoughts: Thirteen (June 2018) Russia 2018: World Cup Thoughts: Twelve (June 2018) Russia 2018: World Cup Thoughts: Eleven (June 2018) Russia 2018:…

Heading For The Corner Flag

quora.com Which would be a great name for a football blog. I once saw a Bristol City game at Ashton Gate in League One and a City player headed to the corner flag with maybe 87 minutes on the clock. I exhaled loudly and my friend scoffed at the side’s lack of a moral backbone…

An onslaught of knowledge and logic from Kshama Sawant (2016)

This was one of the highlights from the political primaries in the USA last year, along with a similar humdinger between Chris Hedges and Robert Reich. Kshama Sawant comes in with her verbal machine gun, unerringly on target, yet Rebecca Traister shows great fortitude in holding her ground. Faced with this overpowering screed, while having to…

‘Stretched out’ mixes

I’m not a gamer but, supposedly, Guitar Hero allows for the required manipulation of a certain tune. The beauty of much of this work is that Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones packed so much into such a short space of playing time, originally, but once you know the tunes like second nature, there’s a…

Just one view: Whatever Works (2009)

I don’t know if I can truly, objectively, appreciate the work of certain people. I find it almost impossible to dislike anything by The Fall, by The Beatles and by Woody Allen but, even with that knowledge in mind, I still honestly think that this is a hugely enjoyable piece of work; one that, if…

On Ossoff Being Told To Get Off

If a centrist Democrat wins = See? We Democrats need to be centrist. If a centrist Democrat loses = See? The candidate wasn’t centrist *enough*; stop it with your counter-productive purism. ‘Elections are won from the middle ground’. Did Trump run from the middle? Did the Bush/Cheney crime syndicate? Did Richard Nixon? Did Ronald “Mad…

First day blues for the reds

Fixtures day for the Football League. It’s exciting for many, and it is cool to picture when you’ll be playing certain sides, but after the initial rush, it’s just a horrible reminder that summer will end one day and cold will return. I’d rather forestall that idea for a long as possible, yet here I…