Monthly Archives: August 2010

Musical genres that shouldn’t even bother

I’ve always regarded myself as reasonably broad-minded when it comes to music, although that is a bit of a meaningless comment in a way. After all, there aren’t many people who’ll stand up and say, “I’ve always thought of myself … Continue reading

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“People Who Do Things exceed my endurance…”

"…Good God, for a man who solicits insurance", wrote Dorothy Parker, although she didn’t really live up to this, in the sense that, as I understand it, she kept on going for impressive if fundamentally rubbish men as opposed to … Continue reading

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The annoying bigotry of Father Brown

Having originally read them some years ago, I have recently been re-reading some of G.K. Chesterton’s “Father Brown” detective stories. For those who aren’t familiar with them, they date from between 1911 and 1935 and centre on the eponymous Catholic … Continue reading

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