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Aged 20, I bought my first Bob Dylan album in 1964. Freewheelin Bob Dylan. Here are links to five favourite songs on this album. Plus background.

BACKGROUND

I first heard songs of 22-year-old Bob Dylan on BBC Radio in 1963. At that time, music critics described his voice as having a nasal twang.

The lyrics of several of the songs he penned captured my imagination. Outside of folk music, most songs focussed on personal relationships. Continue reading 



I feel some small measure of Empathy for the Non-Violent Protesters on Capitol Hill, Washington DC last week

Updated 17 January 2021

Last Wednesday evening ( 6 January 2021), I clicked on the CNN channel giving unbroken news coverage to the protests at Capitol Hill, which had the unqualified support of President Trump. For the next hour, I watched the drama unfold and then switched off the TV. Tens of thousands of Trump supporters stayed outside the government building  while a few hundred enraged supporters stormed into the corridors and centres of power.

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Extinction Rebellion. Is the Honeymoon Over? Is it the beginning of ongoing commitment to address the Climate Emergency?

2688 words

HEADINGS;

We need a revolution

Various activists court arrest

More and more arrests

Working with despair Continue reading 



The Failure of the Left

The Failure of the Left

Presidents and Prime Ministers of the so-called Left, journalists from the left, people of faith, scientists and academics have collectively compromised on ethics, social justice, wealth redistribution, gun control, racism in our insitututions,¬†exploitation of the poor, environmental issues and more. Continue reading 




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