Monthly Archives: April 2015

Fred Astaire and Northern Soul………………….

The greatest ever male dancer and how little has changed from the 30s and 40s to the emergence of Northern Soul in the 1970s………..its all about the rhythm and the music.

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More Lithuanian musical success…………Giedre Slekyte (in the Malko conducting competition)

After two days during which twenty-four young conductors were put through their paces at the helm of the DNSO, the jury in the Malko competition has just announced the dozen who have made it into the second round. The field … Continue reading

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Louie Louie………rambling, incoherent piece of genius!

Jack Ely, the lead singer of the Kingsmen who was best known for 1960s hit Louie Louie, has died aged 71. His son, Sean Ely said the singer died at home in Redmond, Oregon after a long battle with an illness. … Continue reading

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It may be obscene………..but it is funny and seems to be effective!

A mysterious “dick pic vigilante” who goes by the name of ‘Wanksy’ is spray-painting penises around potholes so that his local council has to come and fill them in. The “anonymous” street artist said he has been working “on and … Continue reading

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Sexist, racist and inappropriate interview questions……….this is the 21st century!!!!!!!!!

Ten shocking (and some illegal) questions graduates have actually been asked in job interviews “Can you wear more make-up next time?” and other offensive questions candidates have actually been asked. As if job interviews weren’t scary enough, it seems companies are … Continue reading

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The Glories of West Yorkshire…………………

There are times in winter when it is grey, wet and cold that I think what am I doing living in a godforsaken place like West Yorkshire. Then the seasons change, Spring bursts forth and we begin to see the … Continue reading

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BBC………cash cow funded by the rate payer

The BBC has spent over £44.5m since 2010 on hotels and accommodation for guests and staff, a freedom of information request by has found. The corporation spent over £10.3m on booking accommodation in 2014, its highest bill in five years. … Continue reading

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A photograph that gives hope for humanity………and would justify the award of a Nobel Peace Prize

Eva Kor, 81, arrived in Lueneburg to give evidence at the trial of Oskar Groening, 93 – known as the ‘bookkeeper of Auschwitz’. The pair were seen embracing as they met in the courtroom. Groening is accused of serving at … Continue reading

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TESCO………….listen to your customers!!!!!

Tesco has suffered the biggest loss in high street history and the sixth worst loss for any UK company as the true scale of years of mismanagement was laid bare. Its chief executive, Dave Lewis, attempted to shock the supermarket’s heart … Continue reading

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Hill of Three Crosses, Vilnius, Lithuania………….autumnal colours

Hill of Three Crosses, Vilnius, Lithuania…………possibly one of the most beautiful views in Vilnius, particularly in the autumn when the leaves on the trees begin to change colour. I hope to return in the not too distant future so this … Continue reading

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