Black is the colour

A friend sent me a recording of Johny Smith playing Black is the Colour. It brought tears to my eyes, that haunting melody, the sad tonality overlaid on major chords. I listened to it a few times and immediately started to feel better. This short article came about as a result. Read More …

My divided Britain

The only common ground I have with the Thatcher funeral protesters is the cost. She has gone and perhaps the money could have been put to better use. However, protesters will not be worrying about the rising cost of benefits in the UK. Benefit payments, that will no doubt be paying for much of the beer swilled during the parties celebrating her death. Read More …

Bull fighting in France – Constitutional

Nothing sends me off the deep end quicker than any news about animal cruelty. So when you hear that it has been enshrined in the constitution, you would probably think I was talking about a third world country. However, Judges in France have ruled that it is unconstitutional to ban bull fighting. Next they will be telling us that it is unconstitutional to not be allowed to burn witches at the stake. Read More …