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George and Clive

Three days ago George Monbiot announced in the Guardian that he had prostate cancer. He’s in surgery today. This is definitely not cheering news, even in an odd way, and I’m sure we all wish him a successful recovery. 1,696 more words


Loose Canon by Ian Shircore is essentially a poor man’s version of Revolution in the Head by Ian Macdonald for the songs of Pete Atkin and Clive James. 1,905 more words

Al Stewart



There are times when I have company

on my drives to the Green Waste depot.

If I’d been alone today, it would not have… 318 more words

Common sense and a sense of humour

Brian Edwards posted this in Facebook:

Here’s my favourite quote of all time. It’s from Clive James. And it summarises my own philosophy, which I don’t always live up to:

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Milestones and landmarks (3)...with Kim Moore

Like I say, there are so many people in the poetry world to whom I owe so much. Almost all of them have been guests on the cobweb, and some of them are extra special. 3,070 more words


Long before “Top Gun” Tom Cruise, my boyhood hero was “Biggles”, Squadron Leader James Bigglesworth.  He was a British World War 1 pilot, and later, in World War 2, one of those immortally praised by Winston Churchill for winning the Battle of Britain.  864 more words

Wise Words with Bruce Wise

Jazz Suite, Waltz Number 2 by Shostakovich
by Rusica Bedewel
“The most powerful, quirky music ever written.”
—Ewald E. Eisbruc

Waltz Number 2 by Shostakovich is both gorgeous and… 833 more words