It seems that rarely have I been more current. With the appointment of a pro-Europe Frenchman, Macron, to the top job in France, although probably with more French blood than I have, there has been some perverse media interest in Madame Macron and their relationship. It’s the age gap, silly. Its the wrong way round,… Continue reading We’re the right way round.
A couple of years ago I spent some time staring at a screen, scrawling and trawling through endless digital alleyways trying to piece together the story of the Ps. My family. As luck would have it, I have a reasonably unusual surname and as a consequence following a family trail, once I’d fixed on it,… Continue reading Who the hell do I think I am?
We’ve arrived at Friday afternoon and I’ve been thinking what to post about for days. It could be cat related and that would be a winner. Yes, we have a cat who could rival the cuteness and loyalty of that one in the movie. (I’ve been out all day and he’s come to sit beside… Continue reading Instant karma’s gonna get you…
Promo shout out… drum roll … Introducing my new blog ( what? you say, you can’t keep up with the old one) … Cyclisto… I thought there should be a place specifically for my cycling adventures, or rather, cycle wanderings. So here it is, and if you are not interested in cycling don’t feel… Continue reading Hey, Cyclisto..
Some years ago I was whiling away the time with one of my favourite indulgences, scanning the Internet Archive live music lists for artists I’d never heard of and just dipping in. Actually, it is still one of my favourite ways of finding new music. No algorithm is going to tell me what I’d like.… Continue reading Alejandro Escovedo – true gent
What’s been happening with the Monkey? After finally shaking off the after effects of a very nasty bug I’m feeling pretty positive at last. The mojo seemed to have been missing for a while and even Mrs. Monkey commented that here we are racing towards Spring and where did the last 10 weeks go?! We… Continue reading What’s happening with the Monkey?
Now here’s an album that serves up an adventure. At times dark and complex and at others trippy and spaced. A feast of dark chocolate coated turkish delight. A box of surprises. The first track begins at a frenetic pace, rattling in challenging your attention, and then comes in the vocal. A voice of purity… Continue reading We need to talk about Gaye.