Monthly Archives: October 2014

Film As Hell

Furious Cliché   Fury is the  highly rated fin de  guerre movie starring Brad Pitt. He commands a tank named Fury in the last weeks of the war. Not a bad movie if you like that kind of thing. But, … Continue reading

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Sad Memory

It brought it all back. The story from Cornwall where three adults died trying to save four teenage surfers. The surfers got home while the three adults got caught in a rip tide which took them to their deaths.  My … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget   WE cannot stand by. We cannot walk on the other side. These are British lads. As British as the chalk downs, the rivers of Northumberland, the Kop, chicken masala Thirty lads whose eyes were open and … Continue reading

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Odd Couples

Odd Couples   Have same sex marriages done the artistic community a disfavour? There was a time when homosexual men and  women got together and formed the most fruitful, satisfactory and productive relationships. Both parties giving each other the cover … Continue reading

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Mean Streets

For many  white people  living in their  almost homogeneous burghs, Brixton  and its environs are the  badlands. Mostly black, sometimes rioting ,at best edgy,at worst….the kind of place where  urban  myths  and even nightmares can come true. Of course the … Continue reading

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Down Among the Luvvies

6×15 revisited So here we go again. The  author as a performing artist or just  a better or worse  billboard for his latest book? The Tabernacle, Westbourne Grove once more heaving with the well bred, the well read , well … Continue reading

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Hearts of Oak

Trafalgar Day Once again  we celebrated   Nelson’s victory   at the Hope, Smithfield. A full hearty English breakfast for a full hearty English hero. Ten patriots  turned up and are served by fair ladies from Italy, Greece and Spain.  This year … Continue reading

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