Category Archives: women in society

Zepparella……….gender bending heavy rock!

I have always had an aversion to “tribute bands” as they tend to be a poor imitation of the originals, and the idea that they reproduce note for note the original songs really doesn’t do anything for me. If the … Continue reading

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Molly Rose – Spitfire Pilot (along with thirty eight other kinds of aeroplanes)

  A little while ago I watched a TV programme about the unsung women who did jobs during the war for which were never really acknowledged. One of the women featured was a very resilient Molly Rose who had been … Continue reading

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Khatia Buniatishvili plays Kanchellis “When Almonds Blossomed”

A little while ago a friend of mine in Lithuania sent me a link to a piece of music by the Georgian composer, Giya Kanchelli. This was a piece for solo cello and very atmospheric and brooding. I had come … Continue reading

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Tennessee Waltz and memories of childhood………..

My earliest memories of hearing music in my childhood (mid late fifties) was my mother singing as she did all the household duties. Remember, for working class families the norm was for the mother to stay at home and look … Continue reading

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Customer service “par excellence” at the Merienda cafe, Cockermouth

My recent visit to Cumbria has taken me to different parts of the county and usually when I arrive anywhere the first thing I do is search out a cafe for my daily input of cappuccino. On these visits I … Continue reading

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Mae West……..is that a gun in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me!

  “I used to be Snow White but I drifted,” quipped Mae West, the Hollywood actress who is remembered for her Wildean wit as much as her flamboyant personality. West was born on August 17, 1893, in New York, a … Continue reading

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Kindadukish……….the Ellington “sound”

Andrea Motis was about 13 or at most 14 years of age when this recording was made and it is staggering how such a young woman could could be imbued with the spirit of the Ellington sound. Stood alongside Jesse … Continue reading

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