..to yesterday’s thread about the price of the BobBox falling? I was just about to write something witty and informative.. well ok, I was just about to write something.
In my little South of France bubble many a new thing passes me by. For $12 one can watch a Jason Isbell concert live (or on a 24 hour loop)
Is this kind of thing commonplace these modern, groovy days?
Liivin’ on reds, vitamin c and cocaine…oh, and a glass of Cab, please
Some on here might see me as old, bitter and cynical (gasps of astonishment, cries of “Oh no, you are Mr Fluffy” and “You light up my day”).
However jaded I might be, however “seen that, been there, refused to wear that stupid t-shirt” 99% of the time I actually love my life ( I admit it helps living in the South of France).
The Things That Make Life Better, especially popular culture, staggers and delights me on a daily basis.
This is a golden age for TV & Films. Thanks to the internet this week I have watched Olive Kitteridge (ok, a four parter about a bitter & cynical woman has a certain appeal) and Inside Out (what an utter delight! Inventive, brilliantly imagined and I simply could not stop laughing – the final scene inside a cat’s brain had me falling off the settee).
Reading lots of books, too many to be honest, but 2015 highlights include The Girl On The Train, All The Light We Cannot See and The Brothers.
Ah, but music – music perhaps the single most important part of my cultural life.
The number of new records that really excite me, get to me, » Continue Reading.
A perfect marriage?
Bad Blood is to these ears most excellent! The album should be ace-in-a-bucket….
…so vivid that I woke up trembling. Bob had just gone electric and I was playing bass! The hostile crowd, Bob shouting “play louder” , I was there!
A couple of months later I read this. http://www.beachamjournal.com/journal/2015/08/forest-hills-and-the-hollywood-bowl-the-days-after-bob-dylan-went-electric.html
The photo at the end of the piece is obviously and definitively the coolest pic of all time- care to disagree?
On the “C’mon Greece” thread I belatedly welcomed to you back. You chose to treat this as some form of sarcasm. Whilst on political/social matters I disagree with almost every stance you take I genuinely do welcome you back. You make me think, challenge my wishy-washy liberal assumptions and often make me laugh. Welcome back indeed!!
In the aftermath of this most depressing of elections I have viewed this rather a lot today
….but Mrs S hates it. Who’s right?
I mentioned this in my late late entry for What We Did Last Month but as nobody seemed to read it her is the plug once more.
Great writing, great insights, a joy!
So here we are a few weeks back on the open sea. Lots of us are still finding our way around the new ship and especially using a tablet as a guide I keep getting lost, opening wrong doors and generally wandering aimlessly around. But is it just me or has something of the old spirit been lost as we spent months & months scattered to the four winds or marooned in the wilderness that is Facebook? I bump into the odd person here and there, we have a wee chat about Ladies of Soul or something, then we nod politely and say “see you around”. Of course Captain Burt and a lot of his officers are missing in action but that can’t be the whole reason for what, for me at least, is an air of becalmed turpitude. Tell me it ain’t so…..