The First Cuckoo in Spring

Furrow / 5th May, 2016


Mum text me this morning… “The Cuckoo is singing loud and clear”. I look forward to this message in some shape or form, without fail, every year. Spring has now sprung, it’s official. This yearly migratory message has arrived right about now ever since I can remember.

OK, the Bluebells kick in a touch …More»

Purple and Pink

Fanfare / 29th April, 2016


So, another good man down. The web has been full of touching tributes for Prince this week, none more poignant than the David Gilmour tearing up Comfortably Numb with a liquid mid song improv on Purple Rain. RIP Prince Rogers Nelson 1958 – 2016


A Jungle Enjoyment

Flicks / 27th April, 2016


The remake was remarkably entertaining despite knowing the outcome.

The python Kaa, of  ‘Trust in Me’ fame and the orang-utan, King Louie with a threatening Christopher Walken voice over stole the show.

Disney left for the most part the musical interludes alone or they were sung with Rex Harrison lethargy which was probably just as …More»

A Prince for Others

Fanfare / 24th April, 2016


Prince for me was not the brightest star in the firmament and after some of the other losses so far this year in the world of entertainment he would sit below the highest mantle, but his lyrics for  Sinead o’Connor’s Nothing Compares To You were magical and her interpretation so touching that it …More»