Once It Was Beautiful

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In the Bleak Midwinter Annie Lennox A Christmas Cornucopia
Gece [The Night] Johnny Dyani – Okay Temiz Witchdoctor’s Son
Streets of London Sinéad O’Connor Fire on Babylon (Single)
In the Workhouse: Christmas Day (George R. Sims) Kenneth Williams Parlour Poetry – Comic, Patriotic and Improving Verse from the Victorian Age
Mary’s Boy Child Harry Belafonte Greatest Hits
Fairytale of New York The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl Fairytale of New York (Single)
New Year’s Eve Tom Waits Bad As Me

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Apotheosis of the Supreme Leader?

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…. or not, enjoy the break.


Back to Light

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You Were on My Mind The Undivided Listen To The World
Rudy, A Message To You Dandy Livingston Rudy, A Message To You
Dial Africa (live) Rico Rodriguez This Is Reggae Music Vol.2
Ba Zali Bami Dorothy Masuka and Her Hot Music Jazz and Hot Dance in South Africa 1946-1959
Nkumbuye Umwana Twareranywe Orchestre Impala de Kigali Une Selection de l’Orchestre Impala Vol. 7
Viper Mad Sidney Bechet & Noble Sissle’s Swingers Harlem Ain’t What It Used To Be
Staying in Touch Living Language In-Flight Italian
I See Your Face Before Me Mildred Bailey 78

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Great Lip-Sync

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… or from HERE if loading fails.
NOTE October 5, 2015. Since Apple in its “progress” has made this link unusable, here’s a direct link that I hope will work in your browser.


Dave Cook Three Score and Ten

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Never Be Afraid

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Old Years

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Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Paul Robeson 78
J’attendrai Rina Ketty 78
Orbita Tino Contreras El Jazz Mexicano De Tino Contreras
She Moved Through the Fair Margaret Barry Queen of the Gypsies
Zio Nicola Nicola Paone 78
The Lady’s In Love With You Nellie Lutcher 78
Barbados Charlie Parker AllStars – Miles Davis 78
Allentown Jail Jo Stafford 78
The Old Triangle Dominic Behan Major Minor
Silver Threads Among the Gold John McCormack 78

Direct download: oyrs.mp3


Vorgewählte Gedichte

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Thanks to Ulf Stolterfoht and Wunderhorn.



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Another Year

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Happy Birthday, Cato.


Christopher Logue

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November 23 1926 – December 2 2011

You can find his “information” easily, but Christopher Logue was one of the very few English poets with an edge back in the late 1950s. I published him in (I think) the first “outburst”… at least I remember still setting a poem of his that began:

aeschylus, the oracle said
died from a tortoise falling on his head

which was clearer than most things here then. I also have a memory of him, poor, spending all he had for a David Hockney picture.
The image is stolen from David James site with his father’s photographs: because it’s how I remember him: a glimpse into the past.

Guardian obituary.
NYTimes obituary.
August Kleinzahler’s Memories.


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Danny Lyon has been a favourite photographer of mine for many years. His site is worth checking; as is his note to journalists.


A Rattling Good Yarn

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Wake Up Alone Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures
My Kind Of Beauty Europe Jazz AllStars Room 1220
Se Finisse Tutto Cosi Mina Pappa di latte – vol. 2
The Dream Became Smoke (To Oniro Kapnos) Maria Farantouri I Megales Fones – Entehno Tragoudi
A Song for You Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures

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