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The in-yer-face, visceral punk of Paint Your Face from Earth Rod is today’s #onegoodthing.

It rattles along at 100mph, delivering a slice of crashing DIY punk that is as fresh as a bucket of water in your face at 6am, but much more welcome…


Simon Rattle Announced as Music Director of the LSO starting 2017

Sir Simon is homesick, that much is clear. After 13 years helming the Berliner Philharmoniker, who can blame him for getting the Berlin blues? So the announcement earlier today that Sir Simon will become the London Symphony Orchestra’s music director starting September 2017 is very good news indeed. 517 more words

Classical Music

A Walk on the Wildside

I’m allergic to exercise.

If I can use an excuse, I will.

But this week Alf talked me into a hike.

He promised there would be lots of trees, a gurgling creek and I’d be kept busy with the camera. 332 more words


Amity Grove

This morning I scanned a dozen colour slides from April 1969. This exercise took rather longer than usual, firstly because colour restoration was required, and secondly because of the amount of retouching that was necessary. 215 more words


Sitting alone in the sitting room
Not knowing exactly what to do
It’s a little past twelve a.m. now
And thinking is a big ado. 91 more words


on Phil Levine's passing

By now, the poetry world knows that former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine has passed. There is so much that I could say about Levine’s work. 114 more words