In 1973, the UK joined the European Union, Richard Nixon was the President of the United States and announced and announced he was dialing down his offensive against North Korea, all this in the midst of the Watergate scandal. Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines declared himself President for Life, Northern Ireland held the referendum and voted to stay in the United Kingdom. Scary, right? Not exactly the same but the news revolving around the same issues. History repeating. In pop culture, the movies The Sting and The Exorcist premiered. The second one of those still haunts me to this day. And Elvis Read more »
After a short break, we are back and ready to resume writing here. We will start our new time capsule series in 1972 because Paul was born that year. Also, it was a leap year, and apparently the longest year ever. (with 2 extra seconds). The year was marked by violence, starting with the infamous “Sunday Bloody Sunday” on January 30th, when 27 unarmed civilians were shot by the British Army during a civil rights march. Which of course, was followed on February 2 by the burning of the British Embassy in Dublin, and after that, countless attacks, bombs, and deaths. The Read more »
Cluck! Cluck! Cluck.
15 songs that have the word dance, dancing, baila, dancer in the title and that will want to make you move to the beat! Dance. Rhythmically moving your body to the sound of music. That activity that can be practiced by anyone, any age, freely or following rules, styles, by yourselves, by pairs, groups, varies according to every one, to cultural differences, through different eras…dance, the most dynamic art form. And although I don’t do it enough, one of my favorite things to do. Without further ado…this is a perfect playlist to lift you up!
This week featuring killer cuts from Cat Power, Sly & The Family Stone, Jimmy Cliff, The Vines, Snoop Dogg, Primal Scream, Hot Chocolate & more! So what with the General Election happening in the UK this week it struck me that I could theme this week’s playlist around that. After due consideration I decided that I’ve had enough of this election already, all the political mud-slinging, the animosity, the empty promises, the endless angry tweets… No, I thought. What’s needed is an anti election playlist, one full of songs that carry some kind of vaguely positive message or just make Read more »