Song Lyric Sunday: Madness – ‘Brain Damage’

“There’s someone in my head but it’s not me” Helen’s chosen the theme of ‘Madness’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. You might say that – for me at any rate – that was a complete no-brainer. It’s pretty obvious from the title of this blog what my favourite group is, but Pink Floyd is…

Faire-Le-Dodo (87): What You May Have Missed

Greetings from The Management. As we indicated in the recent post announcing that we were stepping in to rejuvenate Mr Deadhead’s blog, our aim is to keep our readers much more informed about local news – even if we have to make it up ourselves – as it concerns the local expat community. As Deaders…

One-Liner Wednesday: Forever Young

“I’m an old-age pensioner, not a reincarnation”  – – – – – – – I wish I’d said that. However, British readers may be surprised to know that it was actually Ann Widdecombe (on The Chase Celebrity Special, to be exact). Non-British readers, of course, couldn’t care less. One-Liner Wednesday 3 January 2018  

Song Lyric Sunday: Sugar/Candy – ‘Candy Says’

For this New Year’s Eve edition of Song Lyric Sunday, Helen has set the theme of ‘Sugar/Candy’. Certainly appropriate for the time of year, but apart from the immediately obvious ‘Brown Sugar’ I wanted something that included ‘Candy’ but wasn’t too saccharine. I think this song, written by Lou Reed and performed by The Velvet…

Under New Management

Here is an important announcement. Over the past year or so, it has become increasingly clear that our good friend Mr Deadhead – Deaders as he is known to some – has been rather  losing his grip on this whole blogging thing. Posts have become sporadic at best, various initiatives have been begun but not…

Song Lyric Sunday: Danger – ‘Dangerous Night’

Confession time: as a rule,when responding to Helen\s Song Lyric Sunday themes I try to come up with a song that, however peripherally, I’m already familiar with. However, this week’s topic of ‘Danger’ had me beaten. There were (are) a few odd lines with ‘danger’ or ‘dangerous’ in them running round in my head, but…

Song Lyric Sunday: Pretending – ‘Tears Of A Clown’

Everyone pretends, at least sometimes. The public face often bears no relation to what’s going on in the internal dialogue. It’s not surprising, therefore, that there are many songs that would fit Helen’s theme this week of ‘pretending’. Bob Dylan almost certainly had his tongue wedged firmly in his cheek when he famously described Smokey…

One-Liner Wednesday: Epistemology 101

“You only think it’s there because you can see it.”  – – – – – – – – – Perhaps a little explanation would be helpful. Those of a certain age may remember that when you turned off an old television set the screen went black but there was a white dot that took a…