Monthly Archives: July 2015

RIP, Cecil.

I understand this wonderful picture Could never Do you justice. Now We will never know just how Much. Now We will never get to see you Up close and scores of children will never see you And say, “Wow!” And … Continue reading

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The Great British Summer

Thinking back about the ‘Great British Holiday’, this first came about (I think) when British workers were granted two weeks paid holiday per year, usually the last two weeks in August. Prior to that, if the workers wanted two weeks … Continue reading

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Prelude and Capriccio in d minor by Butstedt

A good case can be made for this being the partial inspiration for Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in d minor; BWV565. The form is identical, and the figuration and style is very similar. At that time, circa 1700, the different … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s World

Yesterday, I saw Jurassic World. It was OK. I can’t say that it really impressed me as much as the original, Jurassic Park. But it was clever. Too much CGI, and the story was roughly similar to Jurassic Park too. … Continue reading

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Did the Enlightenment Pass Us By?

I’m a very soft hearted, gentle sort of person, and I love animals, so I tend to sign anything that’s going in the way of petitions or letters to one’s MP and what not. And I think that our Prime … Continue reading

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