From the daily archives:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Religion and cricket: give me cricket every time

March 1, 2011

What’s the difference between religion and cricket? Hmm, as I write that, I realise that it is neither a good joke or a particularly clever question – I mean, it is a daft question, there are loads of differences between religion and cricket, for example, in religion you don’t appear to get much for bowling […]

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#103: 1963, Bob Dylan, Blowin’ In The Wind

March 1, 2011

Yesterday saw the death of Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan‘s first muse and former girlfriend. Although she was the inspiration of many early Dylan tunes, she is, of course, most well known for that iconic photograph on the cover of Dylan’s first great album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, walking arm in arm with him in the […]

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‘Got any Gaddafis?’

March 1, 2011

It has been a bizarre twenty four hours. When I heard The Colonel telling the world that the Libyan people were only rising up against him because they had been taking drugs – I was intrigued, I needed to know more and so in the course of proper and legitimate investigation into the power of […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies: True Grit

March 1, 2011

  In 1970 John Wayne was awarded the best actor Oscar for his performance as Rooster Cogburn in Henry Hathaway’s True Grit.  It was something of a sympathy vote by the Academy – a bit like giving Martin Scorsese the Best Director award for The Departed  -  recognition that a great in their midst had […]

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