Since you asked…

Very – very – occasionally, I rise to the challenge of answering a few questions posed by another blogger. This is one of those times, so my thanks to Judy at lifelessons for making me bestir myself to respond to these nosy (her word, not mine) questions. If nothing else, this goes to prove that…

Song Lyric Sunday: Duets – ‘Sunshine on Leith’

The Proclaimers – twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid – are arguably a Scottish national institution. It is, for example, an iron rule that any evening wedding ‘do’ that takes place in Scotland must end with ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’. This lovely song is a nod towards their birthplace of Leith – once the…

One-Liner Wednesday: Life goes on

“And in myself too, many things have perished which I imagined would last forever, and new structures have arisen, giving birth to new sorrows and new joys”  – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann)  – – – – – – – – –Or, to put it another way…. One-Liner Wednesday 22 January…

One-Liner Wednesday: Plus ça change

“The fault I find with our journalism is that it forces us to take an interest in some fresh triviality or other every day”  – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann)  – – – – – – – – –Same old, same old. Proust started writing his magnum opus in 1906. One-Liner…

Song Lyric Sunday: Football (apparently) – ‘End Of The Night’

I originally categorised the overall overall theme for Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge this week’s as ‘Aspects’: the key words are ‘bottom’, ‘end’, ‘middle’, ‘side’ and ‘top’. Although it seems it refers to Football terms. I had not spotted that, I must say. My immediate thought was ‘The End’ by The Doors, but I’ve used…

One-Liner Wednesday: Remembrance Of Things Past

“..only three or four books in a lifetime give us anything that is of real importance”  – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann)  – – – – – – – – – I gave up making New Year resolutions a long time ago, but that doesn’t mean I am without ambition. One…

Song Lyric Sunday: La – ‘Joan of Arc’

Even a great wordsmith like Leonard Cohen sometimes ran out of things to say – especially when in want of a chorus. ‘Joan of Arc’ is the final track on ‘Songs of Love and Hate’. With this dialogue between Joan and the fire which is to burn her at the stake it is, in my…