So, did those Feet? 10

So, did those Feet?
  This is a companion piece to the William Blake post written exclusively for Smorgasbord- Variety is the Spice of Life. It explores the legend behind the lines in Blake’s poem Jerusalem… And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God, On England’s pleasant pastures ...

Just an Odd Job Girl 24

Just an Odd Job Girl
Book Review: Just an Odd Job Girl by Sally Cronin   I have known Imogens all my working life; women in their middle years with varying circumstances. Through death or divorce some have no partner. Others are married, happy or otherwise. But the husband is working and the children grown and gone. An empty nest ...

Thomas the Rhymer

Thomas the Rhymer
  I was recently lucky enough to be interviewed by Sally Cronin. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-book-reading-and-interview-paul-andruss/ At the end of the interview, my good friend Sue asked a thought provoking question: what drew me to the ideas behind Thomas the Rhymer? To be honest Sue’s incisive question left me realising I have forgotten a lot about why I ...

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 9

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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