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Original Soundtrack Recording. David Bowie: 8th January 1947-10th January 2016.

  “ Didn’t know what time it was and the lights were low. I leaned back on my radio. Some cat was layin’ down some rock ‘n’ roll… “ David Bowie: ‘Starman’ 1972. I’m fifteen years old. And I’m passing my penultimate summer … Continue reading

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Certainty.

When a certain kind of person Turns a certain kind of age And a certain kind of lover Turns a certain kind of page It’s a moment fraught with danger And a certain kind of choice An uncertain kind of … Continue reading

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The End Of The World.

A little levity from more innocent times. I do not own the copyright on this recording and post it only in the interests of cheering us all up a bit today. In celebration of the genius of its authors and … Continue reading

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Four (Brussels 22/11/15).

Tonight there are two people who want to kill me. Yes, and you too. And anyone else who doesn’t particularly want to live in their global caliphate. They have explosives and they have guns. And they have the support of, … Continue reading

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In Extremis.

Vilvoorde is a city in Flanders. It’s not a big place. In fact with 40,000 residents it’s barely a city at all. Most foreigners, passing on the train into Brussels from the airport, would if they noticed it at all … Continue reading

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Jock Tamson’s Bairns.

‘Jock Tamson’s Bairns is Lowland Scots dialect version of Jack Thomson’s children. The phrase more often occurs in an extended form: We’re a’ Jock Tamson’s bairns. This is interpreted in a metaphorical sense as a statement of egalitarian sentiments equivalent … Continue reading

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Le Courrier De Nuit (Traduction Pierre Telliac).

  C’est le courrier de nuit qui franchit la frontière , Distribuant les cartes du jeu d’une autre manière , Ravivant passions à gauche comme de droite , Pour un bon voyage d’espoir et de peurs ce soir. Des rêves … Continue reading

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Nobody Hurts You.

‘Hey baby, I’m out of favour. You can’t always be the right flavour’: Nobody Hurts You (Harder Than Yourself): Graham Parker: 1979. For a few months shy of four years between 1976 and 1980 there were few better live rock … Continue reading

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A Farage Made In Heaven (Fanfare For The Common Man).

Inspired by conversations with Patrick Hanson Lowe and Nick Schon. Illustration by Nick Schon. On Thursday President Obama told journalists in Brussels that the US “has a deep interest in ensuring that the UK remains united… “ We’re getting used to … Continue reading

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Many Mansions.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you: John 14:2 (KJV) My father was born in 1920. In the first sixty-five years of his life he visited what his generation knew … Continue reading

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