Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Pop concerts this real gone daddy would love to have attended

Taunton? Yes, Taunton. Wherever, I bet it was fun (although I might have given Vince Eager a miss). Cochran, 21 at the time, was to die following a car crash in Chippenham two months later...

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Tristram "My Struggle" Hunt is the new director of the V&A - why didn't he step aside for a disabled black working-class Muslim lesbian?

When Tristram Julian William Hunt FRHistS, the son of  Julian, Baron Hunt of Chesterton, was Labour Education spokesman under Ed Miliband, he was the member of a shadow cabinet that attacked  Tory ruling-class elitism and relentlessly espoused fairness, equality and the desirability of giving racial, religious and sexual minorities better educational opportunities and a fair crack at top jobs. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this meant deliberately disfavouring white, privately-educated, heterosexual British men.

This just in from deranged old far-left political activist, Channel 4's Jon Snow...

As I'm sure anybody who isn't a senile, left-wing, Trump-loathing member of the British media elite can see, there one rather obvious mistaken assumption underlying this tweet...

Friday, 13 January 2017

Micturating prostitutes? "The Kremlin Candidate?" The BBC really needs to control its pathological hatred of Trump.

I generally try to avoid the BBC Ten O'Clock News, so on Wednesday evening I turned over to ITV's News at Ten...

A proper review of Andrew Klavan's enthralling memoir, "The Great Good Thing"

As what follows is a review of a book about one man's conversion to Christianity - and most of you don't "do" religion - let me offer heathens a non-religious hors d'oeuvre:

Andrew Klavan's mother had an uncle who was an Austrian Jew named Adolf. He fought for Austria during the First World War, and went missing in action, presumed killed. He was never heard from again. When Hitler rose to power in the thirties, Klavan's Ashkenazi grandfather is said to have remarked, “Well, I guess now we know what happened to Adolf.”

Well, it made me laugh - as did many passages in Klavan's memoir, The Great Good Thing: A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ - a snip at just £2.99 on Amazon. I've already written about it once (here), but I've been asked to do a proper review. Here it is:

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The art that captures "my" London

Paul, Janet, Paul, Ewing Paddock, exhibited 2012
I've lived in London (or its suburbs) for 58 years. Here are some of the paintings, drawings and etchings that...