- Tristram Shandy is on @BBCRadio4's In Our Time today. I never managed to finish it. But then nor did John Updike. http://t.co/7MQ5TeiKlM 1 hour ago
- RT @theretronaut: WWII: “Housewives! Please finish travelling by 4 o’clock” ( buff.ly/Qz3EjV) http://t.co/x005sIFMdZ 2 hours ago
- "Maybe Twitter could provide health care to its U.S. based tweeters." #longshot huffingtonpost.com/michael-rosenb… Via @tcmbigcheese 11 hours ago
- Notebook. Titian, flesh merchant: clivedavis.net/2014/04/23/not… 11 hours ago
- RT @AskewSisters: We're very excited - our new album has finally arrived! http://t.co/RYdoEBRGcP 13 hours ago
- On Stefan Zweig's art & his genius for friendship. Plus a glimpse of his home in Bath. By biographer @GeorgeProchnik: vimeo.com/89710851 18 hours ago
- The rebel. Nigel Farage in another life? http://t.co/4XdDTN2Jks MT @sketch_a_etch @ukipwebmaster 18 hours ago
- To Be 20 Yrs Old in Rwanda, by Carl de Keyzer, @lemondefr @MagnumPhotos: lemonde.fr/international/… Via @photojournalism http://t.co/vjuYFxyW4w 21 hours ago
- RT @StigAbell: The clue's in the title: we summarise all 37 plays by Shakespeare, except for one http://t.co/prCLkucNCe 21 hours ago
Monthly Archives: May 2012
My review of the biography of Nica Rothschild — the music-loving heiress who inspired many a jazz man — is in today’s Independent.
“It’s a measure of the quality of the wordplay that you can be out of touch with the pop charts and still have enormous fun…” My Times review of Adam Kay’s Smutty Songs show is here (paywall). Trying to find a YouTube … Continue reading
Clive Crooks weighs his prospects. I really do hope he’s wrong: Obama’s big problem, I think, is that he is no longer the president he said he would be. Above all, he’s stopped trying to be that president. The astonishing … Continue reading
Sign at a garden centre in my vicinity.
It’s too much to expect the people who run big Wall Street firms to speak plain English, since so much of their livelihood depends on people believing that what they do cannot be translated into plain English. What John Mack’s … Continue reading
Caetano’s classic song. The day they celebrated the end of slavery in Brazil.
Violence is now ingrained in dancehall music, as it is in gangsta rap, which borrowed much from Jamaican deejay styles of delivery, dubbing and “toasting”. (Dr Dre’s revered 1992 album, The Chronic, teems with Jamaican influences, even Jamaican voices.) … Jamaican … Continue reading
My (paywall) reviews today: Kate Dimbleby sings Dory Previn, Bulgaria’s Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs cook up Balkan vamps with a splash of reggae.