Friday, 7 June 2013

Ah! Vous dirais-je, Gotye!




Its been inserthowevermany years since Gotye released his hit record Somebody That I Used to Know which has struck a cord with millions of bitter dumpees worldwide. However, I've been left a-pandering an a-pondering. Whoever noticed that his hit was right up there with old time greats such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the politically correct favourite Baa Baa Black Sheep and all time essential tune for getting anywhere you need to in life: the ABC Alphabet Song. Listen carefully and check it out for yourself!





Did you hear it? That faint tune in the background is the SAME. However, just to note that none of these songs would exist without their french forefather originale: Ah! Vous dirai-je maman.




I think a time machine is in order here. Someone in the 18th Century has the right to sue.


Saturday, 19 January 2013

Its Another Year!

Our misconstrued, sensation-fuelled beliefs of Ancient Mayan lore were unsurprisingly wrong and so, here we are successful survivors, in 2013!

2012, like every year I find, was a wonderful year for music. Rock and roll Inglaterra! You never disappoint me!

Some of my faves:


Alt-J



Django Django




Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Sad moments in history




If any country's history both past and present, is full of strife, it is Israel's.
American activist Rachel Corrie was killed by a bulldozer in 2003 as it attempted to demolish a home belonging to a Palestinian pharmacist. Recently a judge has cleared any reponsibility or negligence of the Isreali armed forces whilst the driver of the bulldozer claimed not to have seen her.

Corrie was wearing an orange high visibilty jacket and was protesting through a megaphone.

The relationship between America and Isreal has always puzzled me. As it probably does with anyone who gives a damn about human rights. How has this been allowed to continue on is beyond me.

*Photo taken by Tom Hurndall a British activist killed sometime after by an Isreali sniper. The Hurndall family are also looking for answers to their son's death.