It has become my habit that at the end of each year to put together a “best of” playlist of the music that I have been listening to, or has meant something, that year. Again, I’m a bit late finishing the 2014 version for various reasons, but last week I finished reviewing the tracks and placing them…
Loving the new EP from Little Boots.
I visited the Victoria & Albert Museum on Saturday for the first time. It was something I’ve been meaning to do for ages as it is the only one of the big four London museums I’ve never been in. I only scratched the surface of its collection and, while I was bowled over by the jewellery gallery, I spent most of my time in the museum’s Asian galleries.
Here is a Ming/Qing dynasty stoneware teapot, made around 1625 – 55, from the V&A’s Chinese gallery. I love the fact that they know the name of the person who made it; Hui Mengchen.
Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust,John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi, Act V Scene V
Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust.
A further musical highlight of 2013 was this blistering performance by Cleo Higgins from the second series of ‘The Voice”.
It has become my habit that at the end of each year I usually put together a “best of” playlist of the music that I have been listening to, or has meant something, that year. I’m a bit late finishing the 2013 version at the end of January 2014. Although that’s not as bad as…
Young I drank beer & vomited green bile
Older drank wine vomited blood red
Now I vomit airMaturity by Allen Ginsberg
Last Monday was my Dad’s 70th birthday and on the Saturday before we organised a big party for family and friends. It was a really successful event and a big part of that success was the music. We had a live band in the shape of The Window Trees — the band my sister sings…