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What is the sound of one hand clapping?

If you recognise that question you could be into Zen philosophy. Or you could, like me, have heard it asked in Van Morrison’s song, Enlightenment… 1,280 more words

Thinking, Or Ranting, Or Both

Tessa Hadley--"At Home in the Past" (New Yorker, June 6 & 13, 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: GLEN HANSARD-Tiny Desk Concert #225  (June 17, 2012).

What can I say about Glen Hansard that I haven’t said already—he’s a powerful singer and a great storyteller.  880 more words

Tiny Desk Concert


Our lives on earth are filled with cycles of completion. There’s a time to come,
and a time to go. The river runs a course; the house gets built — there’s nothing… 239 more words


10 Word Review - Van Morrison: Keep Me Singing

Warm. Groove. Old-school. Poetic. Smooth. Funk. Wonderful. Quality. Unique. Yes.

10 Word Review

Coincidence No. 402

I’m sitting listening to Let the Record Show (the Dexys LP of 2016, their versions of Irish standards) whilst doing my 2015-16 accounts (close to the wire as usual). 216 more words


See You Next Time

Just a little video with a pretty song…


Highs and Lows

Just one more post and extract from Wuthering Heights !   Two blogs today but read Snow Laden (the post below) first of all – or it won’t make sense ! 702 more words