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…

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…

Song Lyric Sunday: Yuletide – ‘Last Christmas’

Appropriately enough for the time of year, Jim has selected a yuletide theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. One of the truly worst aspects of `Christmas shopping is being subjected to the ceaseless barrage of a comparatively short playlist of ‘Christmas classics’. This song by Wham! is one of the few that doesn’t make…

Song Lyric Sunday: Limbs – ‘In The Arms Of Sleep’

Jim’s propmpt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday had me stumped, I have to admit – although that is partly due to me wishing, rather quixotically, to avoid the obvious. However, I was very glad to happen across this song by The Smashing Pumpkins – a group that I’ve heard of but know little about.…