Camelot 14

Camelot
I often wondered why historians referred to the JFK’s presidency as ‘Camelot.’ Camelot was Arthur’s capital, and like everything to do with Arthur, its origins are shrouded in mystery. No one is sure where the name came from. There is no consistent spelling in early manuscripts: which is not unusual. Some suggest it might be ...

Stuff 32

Stuff
  Brethren, on this first holy day of the holidays (if indeed not the most sacred day of the season), Blessed Black Friday, let us take time to ponder the true meaning of Christmas. In the words of that joyous song praising all that Christmas is, let us remember… I think I’ve gone to hell, ...

Futurist Manifesto 16

Futurist Manifesto
The Futurist Manifesto, written in Milan by the poet Filippo Marinetti in 1909, vehemently rejected the past in favour of humanity’s technical triumph over nature. It celebrated industrialisation, machinery and speed, especially motor cars and aeroplanes. Some of the declarations in the Manifesto make for strange reading – promoting aggression and violent change, and worshipping ...

Bolan’s Millions 6

Bolan's Millions
  I first came across Marc Bolan when I heard my best friend’s older brother playing Tyrannosaurus Rex’s third album Unicorn. I was instantly smitten by this unworldly voice, warbling incomprehensible lyrics to chords bashed out on an old acoustic, accompanied by fevered bongos and tinkling pixiephone. The few words I understood hinted at arcane ...

It is Accomplished 6 of 5 Songs with Meaning 11

It is Accomplished 6 of 5 Songs with Meaning
Day 5 Easter Egg – ‘It is Accomplished’ Peter Gabriel – Passion In the old days you used to get Easter Eggs on DVDs. These were surprise presents like an alternative ending to a movie or an additional live performance. Or say 6 posts in a 5 meaningful songs challenge. As it is actually Easter, ...
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