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Infinite Tuesday

So what made Nesmith stand apart from his three fellow cast/bandmates? How did he manage not to allow the two years he spent on a TV show about a fake rock band define the 48 years that followed? How did he become the one Monkee it was acceptable to dig? Musician. Actor. Businessman. Producer. Novelist. Philanthropist. Inventor of MTV. Composer. Old Dude. How did he find the time? I was put off by the book cover initially, thinking the normal thing for an autobiography would be an author’s selfie. One would think it would generate more sales and be more eye catching for Monkees/Nesmith fans. [Read more…]

Some Words of Wisdom

A Voyage To Arcturus (David Lindsay)

“You may be sure that a question which requires music for an answer can’t be put into words.” Wish I’d written that! The Scottish writer David Lindsay died in 1945. He is usually regarded as a fantasy writer. While he wrote a great deal, most of his works have been hard to find, out-of-print, neglected. Voyage to Arcturus is the exception, having become a bit of a cult classic and reprinted again and again in paperback editions. Everything follows a dream-logic, which is to say no recognizable logic at all, but one that nevertheless begins to feel internally consistent. More than a parable, the entire novel feels like a transcribed dream.
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Iris (2001 United Kingdom)

IrisIris is a film which straddles a fine line, warming your heart but also breaking your heart. It’s an undeniably heartfelt, touching story. But it’s a story which you know from the beginning can only end in tears. All involved in the making of this film are to be commended for managing to bring this rather difficult story to life. The writers, the director, and the fine cast of actors have done excellent and, most certainly, very challenging work here. [Read more…]

Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)

Angela's Ashes bookA boy growing up in the slums of Limerick, Ireland, starving, freezing and surrounded by the people real families are made of. In a time when memoirs became the finest expressions of high literary art, “Angela’s Ashes” ascended with alacrity to become the most exalted of them. The author paints a watercolour of bleak, smog filled, rainy streets so vivid that I sense the mist rising off the River Shannon and hitting me in the face. [Read more…]

3 Quotes From Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov (1900 – 1986)

“In their lives, most people are cold, stiff, dull, prosaic and unimaginative; nothing subtle emanates from them. They need to be loved, they need good relationships, but they seem to do everything possible to repel each other by remaining closed, gloomy and ponderous. [Read more…]

A DEFINITION OF GOD (Peter Deunov 1864 -1944)

b3bfba3ed771efddb9cc6ec5dd7999ecMy 150th post, (not really – about 25 have been deleted so I would have reached this point some time ago) and here are some inspiring words about the author of our life and universe from a spiritual giant. He was the founder of The White Brotherhood movement, based in Bulgaria, whose message has spread throughout the world. [Read more…]

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD: The World According To Clarkson Vol 3 (Jeremy Clarkson)

for-crying-out-loud-the-world-according-to-clarkson-volume-3This book is a collection of articles that Jeremy wrote for the Sunday Times. The first 50% to 70% of each article is a slice of whimsy (which is why it’s on my blog) that seems to follow the loose thread through JC’s particular view on life. Although it was inevitable that they would eventually find their way into a book, that was not their prime purpose. [Read more…]

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