Saturday, 21 April 2018
New York is the jewel in Americas crown. Although one of the things I really liked about the city was the idea that a derby hat was cooler head wear than the most bejewelled of crowns. Before I arrived in the city a friend gave me a street map and suggested the most sensible of routes for navigating the grid system.
Off course I really had no use for it.
I was in great company and that is the only map that has meaning for me.
Friday, 30 March 2018
The Doctor once said, actually quite recently, every Christmas is last Christmas. I think every Era is also last Era. Can it really be that this fantastic period in Who is is now just that; history?
Ah well, we will always have Mondas...
Saturday, 17 March 2018
I used to pour over this cover. This distant field of snow with a red sky and a sun setting, with straining huskies pulling an intrepid traveler. I used to wonder if they were traveling towards something or fleeing from something. There were small photos of the original line up and band members on the rear sleeve and lyrics too. more than I was used to seeing on an album sleeve or even the inner sleeve. They struck me as young professors or scientists who had learned to make music and I could not imagine them ever appearing on Top Of The Pops. They did off course, with a different line up. And I thought they looked like a Jim Steranko drawing had come to life. particularly Phil Oakie who looked like Lady Hydra. The cover design for the album made for one of the best home made tee shirts I have ever owned. And I do not own many tee shirts...
I'm a gentleman, I am..
The Bitch is dead. Long live The Bitch.