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Lilac Wine

I always thought ‘Lilac Wine’ was written by Elkie Brooks… I was wrong, it was written in 1950 by James Shelton and loads of other people have recorded it, including  Eartha Kitt, Nina Simone, and Katie Melua; it seems a female sort of song to e but maybe that’s because I associate it with Elkie Brooks, but two Jeffs, Buckley and Beck have also recorded it. 56 more words

Music... And My Favourite Gigs

Breakfast Chicken with a kumquat side; exotic cooking on a school night

There are a some things I can’t walk past without buying. 3 of them appear in our stores around this time: Quinces, rhubarb and kumquats. Something attracts me and, even though I know I might take them home and  stare at them for days, I can’t help myself. 325 more words

The Comic Wisdom of 'Erik the Viking'

I highly recommend you watch Erik the Viking if you haven’t, or re-watch if you have. I got to watch it again last night and it is still a fun movie – although I was watching it specifically because I wanted to refresh my memory on what I wanted to discuss here. 578 more words

Opinion

Fanta, Baby?

Among the highlights of my writing career was last year’s release of my very first Christmas story. It was fun to write, turned out to be a pretty good story, and gave me an excuse to peruse endless photos of hot guys with handsomely wrapped packages, if you catch my drift, wink wink, nudge nudge. 455 more words

Stuff I Write

Batman '66: Volume 1

Batman ’66, Vol. 1
Collects issues 1-5.
ISBN: 78-1401247218.

The Blurb: Put on your go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi” back to the Swingin’ 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form for the first time!

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She should have been a Mexican

As an unrepentent lefty and a person of mixed race (Afro-Indigenous on her mother’s side, with a “white” father), Eartha Kitt would have fit right in as a Latina artist.  45 more words

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