No science is being interrupted for the purpose of getting the new mosaic.
A sympathetic priest heard his confession and provided absolution for what he was about to do.
(from a piece in The Spectator about the assassination of Admiral Darlan by Fernand Bonnier on Christmas Eve 1942
The government had initially argued that all liabilities for the torture by colonial authorities had been transferred to the Kenyan Republic upon independence in 1963 and that it could not be held liable now.
(The UK government is to apologise and pay compensation to those tortured during the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya in the 1950s.)
Unfinished Business Jim Hall & Paul Desmond Concierto
Wild World Jimmy Cliff Icon
Stardust Hoagy Carmichael 1942:Stomp Stomp
Chena/Back To Your Heart Divided Kingdom Republic Munyaradzi
My Heart Tells Me Charlie Parker (1942) Complete “Birth of the Bebop”
See See Rider (Take B) Wee Bea Booze Sammy Price & The Blues Singers
E Lucevan Le Stelle Enrico Caruso Caruso: 21 Greatest Opera Recordings
You Can’t Go Home Again Chet Baker & Paul Desmond Together
Direct Download: roadsback.mp3
until after May 10th.
for sending me this glimpse of Bill Griffiths from back then:
Anselm Hollo would have been 79 today.
Almost thirty years ago:
I warn you. I warn you that you will have pain – when healing and relief depend upon payment. I warn you that you will have ignorance – when talents are untended and wits are wasted, when learning is a privilege and not a right. I warn you that you will have poverty – when pensions slip and benefits are whittled away by a government that won’t pay in an economy that can’t pay. I warn you that you will be cold – when fuel charges are used as a tax system that the rich don’t notice and the poor can’t afford. I warn you that you must not expect work – when many cannot spend, more will not be able to earn. When they don’t earn, they don’t spend. When they don’t spend, work dies. I warn you not to go into the streets alone after dark or into the streets in large crowds of protest in the light. I warn you that you will be quiet – when the curfew of fear and the gibbet of unemployment make you obedient. I warn you that you will have defence of a sort – with a risk and at a price that passes all understanding. I warn you that you will be home-bound – when fares and transport bills kill leisure and lock you up. I warn you that you will borrow less – when credit, loans, mortgages and easy payments are refused to people on your melting income. I warn you not to be ordinary. I warn you not to be young. I warn you not to fall ill. I warn you not to get old.
Neil Kinnock, Speech in Bridgend, Glamorgan, June 1983.
Pity he went on to become an arsehole.
The Coulin Gerry McFadden Irish Traditional Uilleann Pipes
A Man’s a Man for A’That Ewan McColl Songs of Robert Burns
Ghost Town The Specials Ghost Town
Danny Boy Shane McGowan The Rare Oul’ Stuff
Beasley Street John Cooper Clarke Word of Mouth
If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso Gertrude Stein Winter 1934/5
The Long and Winding Road Langley Schools Music Project Innocence & Despair
The Lark in the Clean Air Gerry McFadden Irish Traditional Uilleann Pipes
In Memoriam Peter Gilpin, our dear friend for 45 years, died in Spain April 2nd 2013
Direct Download: gil.mp3
Goodbye, Peter. A yet more empty world.
until after the fools’ day
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Festival 5/cinq#4, Calais March 23/24th 2013
With Thierry Rat; Julien Blaine; Christoph Bruneel; Anne Letoré; Peter Holvoet-Hanssen; Le Cercle des Poètes Retrouvé (Calais)