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A Christmas wish: the end of End of Year lists

Let’s come clean: who actually reads those endless columns of woeful end of year ‘Best of’ lists on garish backgrounds, so beloved by magazine and newspaper critics alike? 282 more words

Listening Reflections

Words, Words, Words...

Those who read to the end my report of the other day about that 1950 confrontation between Musical Opinion and Music Survey will have seen mention of Robert Donington’s strong reaction to hearing Schoenberg’s… 606 more words


Every Generation has their own unique love for movies

Films fans from every generation grew up loving movies from their time. I find it truly amazing when I discover a movie that a person from a generation same or different recommended to me, and I end up loving the movie just as he or she did. 354 more words


Failing is the best thing I’ve ever done

I have started many things and failed at many things, this is a fact! Failing repeatedly can be both a good thing and a bad thing.  626 more words

My Life

Perfidia - A Second Look

I’m currently rereading James Ellroy’s Perfidia, and, although I was very impressed when I first read it, I’m finding I’m enjoying it even more this time round. 501 more words

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Criticism: The Writer's Friend

Receiving criticism on your own creative writing has to be one of the hardest things in the world. It’s roughly equivalent to someone using their red pen all over a love letter you’ve written – or someone ransacking a beautiful apartment that you’ve spent so much time on perfecting. 171 more words


வாழ்கைத் தத்துவத்தை உணர்த்தும் இன்னொரு மெலோடி - நதி போகும் கூழாங்கல் பயணம்

சிலர் இளையராஜா பாட்டு கேட்டவுடன் பிடிக்கும் என்றும் ரஹ்மான் பாட்டு கேட்க கேட்க தான் பிடிக்கும் என்று சொல்வதுண்டு. ஆனால் பாலா, தங்கர்பச்சன், மிஸ்கின் போன்ற இயக்குனர்களின் இசையமைப்பாளர்கள், மற்றும் அவர்களுடைய இசை தேர்ந்தேடுப்புகளும் சிறப்பானதாகவே இருந்து வருகின்றன.