Monthly Archives: November 2020

Thank heavens for the humor

and loyalty of pet dogs.

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“Private Lives” BBC DVD (1981)

A strong play from the Noel Coward set ( a must-have for Coward fans). Spent a highly entertaining evening back in a live theatre Saturday watching this one (in a well-done, non-intrusive, recorded-live performance), starring a hammy Donald Sinden as … Continue reading

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Mayall’s Masterpiece: “Blues from Laurel Canyon” (1968)

An blues legend-outsider’s 1967-8 musical impression of Los Angeles–Mayall’s new home back then. Many cultural references: “Sunset” is Sunset Blvd. “Mothers” were the Mothers of Invention. “Moon” was Keith Moon, The Who’s drummer. “The Bear” was a member of Canned … Continue reading

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Harbingers of Christmas

1. Mandarins have been available now for a while. 2. Shaw’s Frame channel changed over Friday to their annual yule fireplace, which will last well into January

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Donald Trump,

you’re fired.

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2 Betty Plus Four Gigs (1974 A.D.)

Sat., Nov. 2, 1974, Club 41 (enlisted men’s mess), CFB Cold Lake (I saved/recorded in mono) Set 1 Me and You and a Dog Named Boo–Lobo Clap for the Wolfman–The Guess Who Let Me Be There–Olivia Newton John Suzanne–Leonard Cohen/Noel … Continue reading

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Incredibly Dangerous 1984-ish U.S. Propaganda

being mailed to Canadian mailboxes: The Epoch Times. A crap-agenda rag available for a few years in Canadian restaurants, worming its way further and more into our relatively sane country. The rag now has a Canadian edition and is getting … Continue reading

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Does this sound like Trump/GOP voters?

“A democracy depends upon the individual and voter making an intelligent and rational choice for what he regards as his enlightened self-interest in any given circumstance.” –Aldous Huxley

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Trump:

“Every idol, however exalted, turns out to be a Moloch, hungry for human sacrifice.” –Aldous Huxley

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The Wisdom of Aldous Huxley

(from another book from his personal library) Huxley (1894-1963) was a notable intellectual, mystic, witty novelist, and consciousness expert and the author of Brave New World. He was long involved with Eastern philosophies and, notably, the human potential movement. -All … Continue reading

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