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‘Something to tease, something to please, something to test, something …..'

I know some people love this series but I think these guys get the tone about right;

’24’ is one of those programmes which were hyped to high heaven when made and will not stand the test of time.

As Bill Hicks used to say, “Trust your judgment; you’re right, it’s a piece of s**t.”

This is a song about a one-night stand that wrecks a marriage. Bizarre that it forms an important part of the soundtrack of the lives of people who heard it.

Truly original singing voice, Gene Pitney; look up more of his work when you have the chance.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/110626-Gene-Pitney

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Continuing the theme of 24 hours which has fascinated artists forever, ‘Pippa Passes’ by Robert Browning. Here’s a link to an audio recording of this epic poem;

https://archive.org/details/pippa_passes_0911_librivox

Just thought I’d leave this here as it confirms everything I’ve been saying for years now.

It’s kind of like a bonus membership feature; you win a General Election and upon seizing power you discover you have been given a powerful media organ to do with as you wish because you can always threaten to defund them if they don’t push whatever your line is.

Nice.

Now don’t ever consume BBC news output again, okay? It’s like smoking, a habit you have to break for your own health’s sake.

I’m no petrol-head but the skill, courage, engineering feats and drama of the Le Mans 24 hour race are captured well in this documentary.

Look up the film of Steve McQueen competing in the race to understand he was the coolest petrol-head who ever lived.

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Gregory Thielker (American, b. 1979): Until now, 2010. Oil on linen, 36 x 48 inches. Republic Gallery, Paris, France. © Gregory Thielker

Anila Quayyum Agha (Pakistani-American, b. 1965): Intersections, 2013. Shadow sculpture, laser-cut wood, single light bulb, 6.5′ square cube. Cast Shadows: 32′ x 34′. Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas. © Anila Quayyum Agha.

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