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What the folk was that?

It’s Sunday so I’m dropping the proverbial needle on one of my favourite albums. It’s been like this for a while now. Since my Father passed away last year this record has taken on a much more profound meaning. 668 more words

Leeds

Serendipity Can Happen At Any Time

“You might want to shelve that manuscript…or song…or artwork.”

Many of us have heard that advice from well-meaning parents, teachers, and mentors. While it is often given with the best of intentions, sometimes that advice should be ignored, and if it has been followed, it should be revisited. 14 more words

Joanne Guidoccio

Serendipity Can Happen At Any Time

“You might want to shelve that manuscript…or song…or artwork.”

Many of us have heard that advice from well-meaning parents, teachers, and mentors. While it is often given with the best of intentions, sometimes that advice should be ignored, and if it has been followed, it should be revisited. 418 more words

Inspiration

The Mexican Whistler

“Wake up. Please, wake up.”

My brother was shaking me gently and whispering in my ear. It was just after 2 in the morning. He was scared half to death. 99 more words

Child Abuse

Happy 80th, Roger!

Roger Whittaker is 80 today. There is a new best of CD available. Not very many new tracks, just a new compilation of his greatest songs (in German). 69 more words

Music

Retired Roger

About eight years ago I wrote this blog for the Guardian Music. (Yes, imagine that. A Bookwitch on music…)

‘He’s the greatest singer in the world, so why do so few people in Britain appreciate Roger Whittaker? 503 more words

Blogs

March 22 in history

238 Gordian I and his son Gordian II were proclaimed Roman emperors.

1599 Anthony van Dyck, Flemish painter, was born (d. 1641).

1621  The Pilgrims of… 643 more words

History