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Have you seen Tim Cockburn? This is a work of his, titled ‘Home’. There is not much I want to say about ‘Home’. One picture, two scenes. Or one scene, two pictures. Joining and adjoining anyway. Both together reveal the story. Without the other, ‘anyone’s guess’? Will he get to sleep with her or be … Continue reading

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Loop

Loop

Oh My God. Oh. My. God. God! Would you believe that? Would you? Would you Adam and Eve it? I do not believe that. I don’t believe my ears! No Way! I don’t care what you say. I don’t care. What you say? What the Fuck? Really? You’re kidding me? No way. Yes way? No … Continue reading

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They might be giants. Yes they might. This is a relatively obscure way to start a post – and am I quoting the US band They Might Be Giants who began life in 1982 and are still extant and still, beyond rock-music aficionados, obscure. Though in the Top Trumps of obscure bands with giants in … Continue reading

Exclusive: The Mad Gardener’s Song, new verses

Exclusive: The Mad Gardener’s Song, new verses

Well I never. Upon a walk in January I looked over by a loch, and saw peeking from a rock, these titled verses do not mock, my weary eyes did flock. Preserved a million or more tick-tock, in an oak box upon them I knock-knock. Its wood gave up the ghost and its contents I … Continue reading

Sha la la la la

Sha la la la la

Baby. It’s. You. Baby. It’s You. Baby it’s. You. Baby It’s You – however you want to punctuate this line this is a song of the purest of pure romantic love songs Pure romance. Pure reasonable obsession. Much of pop music is about ‘you’, the otherwise lesser referred second-person of the made up fiction world. … Continue reading

A Sculpture

A Sculpture

This above sculpture may or may not be particularly noteworthy to you. But the location may be. It is for me. For it is situated on a traffic roundabout, and not even a particularly busy traffic roundabout rather one that is mostly passed by shoppers on their way to and from a grocery supermarket, or … Continue reading

Cristian Grossi – 150,000 results and counting…

Cristian Grossi – 150,000 results and counting…

I seem to be blogging about illustrators of late and this post is about another one, Cristian Grossi. His works came to my attention back in June via another WordPress blog Chicquero and a post titled Insect mood. Some of the images were mildly animated (as it were) and I was not sure what I made … Continue reading

Dusk To Dusk

Dusk To Dusk

WARNING: FOR ADULT VIEWING ONLY AND THEN NOT FOR THOSE OF A SENSITIVE DISPOSITION. ONE SCENE IN PARTICULAR MAY GIVE YOU LIFELONG NIGHTMARES. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. ************************** Welcome to October’s edition of Stop Making Sense your regular Sunday fill for all that’s new in the world of music-cinema. My name is Chris Stevens, and … Continue reading

My God

My God

    Tom Cruise, American Dream.   Tom Cruise, American Dreamer.   His, Scientology. Fantastical Hollywood B-movie script.   Save, its pretensions of credibility.     But at least a Scientologist is not running for president     A Mormon is.     Shhh! Keep Mum, ask no questions, he’s one of us. Ish.   … Continue reading

The Jaundiced Junket (tribute to John Cooper Clarke)

The Jaundiced Junket (tribute to John Cooper Clarke)

I reasonably recently watched a documentary on John Cooper Clarke titled Evidently…John Cooper Clarke on BBC 4. This is not a review of it though but a poem if poem be the word inspired by his work, and one poem in particular Pest from his 1979 live album Walking Back to Happiness (which asides was in translucent … Continue reading

Him & Her – The Sleepover

Him & Her – The Sleepover

Him & Her is back on BBC 3. And fans of this bedsit comedy will be glad to hear that very little has changed, indeed almost certainly nothing has changed. Imagine The Royle Family if Craig Cash’s Dave Best and Caroline Aherne’s Denise Best had left the Royle family home to set up in their … Continue reading

Would I Lie To You? – telling the facts from the fiction

Would I Lie To You? – telling the facts from the fiction

Look closely into my eyes, Larry David Style if you please. And watch my lips. In this review there will be no word of a lie. Trust me! Would I Lie To You? is one of those TV comedy shows that arrives on our screens without fanfare and will as likely leave them without fanfare … Continue reading

Who Do You Think You Are? – Emilia Fox

Who Do You Think You Are? – Emilia Fox

Who Does Emilia Fox Think She Is? – so asks the fifth episode of the eighth series of the BBC celebrity genealogy program Who Do You Think You Are? Emilia Fox is best known to British television viewers for her role of hard-working brooding forensic pathologist Dr Nikki Alexander in Silent Witness filling the equally … Continue reading

Chickens – Uncowardly Comedy

Chickens – Uncowardly Comedy

Channel 4′s Comedy Showcase returned for its third year Friday night September 2 with Chickens. Channel 4′s Comedy Showcase is for new British comedy – a kind of piloting in which one presumes a good mixture of audience numbers and critical reception results in a whole series being commissioned. This was the successful fate for … Continue reading

Four Rooms – Deal or No Deal? – Deal!

Four Rooms – Deal or No Deal? – Deal!

Four Rooms the new Channel 4 show in which members of the British public chance their valued – and they hope valuable – goods with four professional dealers. A sexed up Antiques Roadshow (unless you had a soft spot for Michael Aspel and now Fiona Bruce!) – where there is no pretense here that the … Continue reading

Scott and Bailey – the latest DC’s on the TV beat

Scott and Bailey – the latest DC’s on the TV beat

Scott and Bailey is a new Manchester based detective drama from Manchester based Red Production Company whose first episode (of six) broadcast on ITV Sunday May 29th. A new detective drama or yet another detective drama or just how many detective dramas do we need? Like hospital dramas and cooking shows there is an endless … Continue reading

Originally posted on Blog Rest and Play:
This Channel 4 program based on fifteen hitherto unrevealed letters between Wallis Simpson and her second husband Ernest Simpson overturns what we the British public have come to understand about the whole WE (Wallis, Edward) affair. Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters narrated by Samuel West and written and…