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Is There Any Island Left For Islanders Like Him? From The New Yorker On Billy Joel: 'Thirty-Three Hit Wonder'

Excellent piece here.

I think you’ve got to look at Billy Joel’s raw talent; the prodigious musical gifts and compositional ability; the mimicry, the voices, the piano-playing which became a vehicle for so many of his hits.  425 more words

Public Debate

The Piano Bar

The Piano Bar

With this post I get to show not only some of my ‘warts of longing and wanderlust’ but an abiding romanticism that has tagged along with me through my life. 487 more words

Billy Ray Chitwood

X. What Then?

Pondering continuosly to further the project or projects they know not.
The ‘I’ to perceive it’s own perception, ends finitely out of reach.

What then of trust and what then of love? 57 more words


I lost you

I lost you

The other night

In the dying heat.

In those feeble hours

Where I dreamt under the same patterned sky,

And played with the wrestled white sheets; 167 more words


The Dead Men Stood Together Longlisted for the UKLA Children’s Book Award

Lancaster University’s Beyond Twilight blog on YA fiction resumes with a review of Chris Priestley’s novel, The Dead Men Stood Together, based on Coleridge’s ‘Rime of the Ancient mariner’. 25 more words

YA Fiction

Norstrilia - Cordwainer Smith (1975)

To our detriment, this is Smith’s only novel, his output otherwise being a large number of quirky short stories mostly set in this universe of The Instrumentality of Mankind. 597 more words