Category Archives: music

Colonial fans

It’s summertime and it’s aircon time. Except in our block. A couple of the rented flats have it, but it doesn’t work. They (British) are most disappointed. After all it is sooooo hot here at not even thirty degrees. The … Continue reading

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Reach out

I stretched to find you to touch you there was just an empty space I talked to you in my drowsy stupor you didn’t answer I wondered where you were and turned over to drift back to sleep I knew … Continue reading

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Having a laugh

A little light relief is called for in the form of my job interview. Little being the operative word, as in a very little time was spent on it. Some of you may remember my previous post on roughseas where … Continue reading

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Consumerism (7) – it doesn’t matter to me

The much-heralded post and the final one in the series. Perhaps the most important one too. Oh. Why? Because it is the one where you can make a difference. I was going to insert a terribly clever digression here to … Continue reading

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Just another day

There are lots of people who describe Christmas Day as just another day. And sit down to a huge Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, open their presents from the huge pile under the tree festooned with bright ornaments, have … Continue reading

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Donna, donna, and Joan Baez? Just another hypocrite?

Ay! When I was a kid at junior school, ie below 11 years of age, we sang this song. I couldn’t sing it without crying. Couldn’t bear the thought of the poor calf being killed. Vegetarian before I knew it … Continue reading

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Joan Baez

My father introduced me to Joan Baez. My father, the radical trade union representative in his youth, who didn’t like the politics of Joan Baez when he was older. He hated her singing ‘We shall overcome’ but couldn’t resist the … Continue reading

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Writing about the bus strike and the prospect of possibly having to get a bus at 7.15am from La Linea brought another thought to mind. There is something about getting older that seems to result in needing to allow more … Continue reading

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