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Das war er nun, der Tag, an dem ich zum ersten Mal in meinem Leben die Saturn-Awards verfolgt habe, eine Preisverleihung für die besten Science-Fiction-, Horror- und Fantasyfilme des letzten Jahres. 534 more words

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Unrestrained Revelry

“2. (lowercase) unrestrained revelry”…

…is one of the definitions of “saturnalia”, a word that comes from the celebration of the Roman god Saturn. The original Saturnalia orgies were held in the month that we now know as December. 266 more words


Special Post: Barons Court


This is the latest post in a series I have been running giving a station by station guide to London. Today’s post will feature a measure of London Underground history, a bit of tennis and some music… 396 more words


Throw Back Thursday: Gustav Holst

Does anybody else remember having to extensively study the Planets in school music lessons? Jupiter was always my favourite!


Musical Thoughts - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Flos Campi

When I wrote some brief thoughts on Finlandia around a month ago, I didn’t think it would be that long before I next wrote. Anyway, here we are. 640 more words


25th May 1934. Eight Rocks from the Sun.

‘Observe how system into system runs, What other planets circle other suns’?Alexander Pope: Essay on Man.

The composer Gustav Holst died Today in 1934, is best remembered for his Planets Suite, regarding the astrological characteristics of Mars, the Bringer of War; Venus the Bringer of Peace etc.- names of which we owe to the Roman gods.(1) 442 more words


Young Tory of the Year

Susan, a television presenter, (Stephen Fry) is in a box at a concert hall; there is a packed house behind her and an orchestra tuning up. 741 more words