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Film review - Absolute Beginners (Julien Temple, 1986)

Panned on its original release and a complete commercial failure [1], Julian Temple’s musical Absolute Beginners is a film that is often cited as the cause of a partial collapse of the British film industry. 522 more words


The Unmaking

A friend was amused by something I said that alluded to The Kinks’ album Arthur. I went on to explain the album to him, something he consented to by not chewing his own tail off to make good his escape. 897 more words


Theatre | Sunny Afternoon, New Alexandra Theatre

The Olivier Award-winning musical Sunny Afternoon swung into Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre with a burst of Sixties excess, rock star brawls and real rock ‘n’ roll. 551 more words


Sunny Afternoon

I’ll take it as read that Sunny Afternoon is this hugely enjoyable and successful award-winning musical, that it’s much more than just juke box theatre, and that it is performed  superbly by a multi-talented cast.  1,617 more words


Come Dancing ~ The Kinks

I’m feeling a little Ray Davies this morning and decided to share with you.
Please listen responsibly.


Highbury Sunrise

In England there is a cricket commentator who, when he writes, refers to himself as ‘this column’. Some think he is a pompous, too clever by half, twit but as someone who has experienced self esteem issues I would like to pay tribute to him and assure him help is out there… 1,002 more words

Cricket Humour


Listening to a few young adults the other day talking about the ideals of valor and commitment to a cause and I was struck by their inability to ascribe to those virtues. 580 more words