One-Liner Wednesday: ‘Mark it, nuncle’

“I never speak to you except of what I already know and I always know a great deal more than I say” – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann) – – – – – – – – I thought this line sounded vaguely familiar. And, indeed, Shakespeare got there first with this…

Song Lyric Sunday: Attestations – ‘The Promise’

Vows, oaths, promises…all different types of attestation and the key words for Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge this week. I confess I was surprised to see how many songs there are out there called simply ‘(The) Promise’. However, I know my lovely daughter in particular will enjoy this. It’s really rather good… How time will…

One-Liner Wednesday: Pseuds Corner

“There was no need actually to have those tastes, provided one talked enough about them” – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann) – – – – – – – – For the uninitiated, ‘Pseuds Corner’ is a long running feature of the UK satirical magazine ‘Private Eye’, which presents examples of egregiously…

Song Lyric Sunday: Give & Take – ‘Get It On’

Well now…something of a guilty pleasure in response to Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt this week, although almost fifty years on, I guess the Statute of Limitations has kicked in by now. The early-seventies Glam Rock phenomenon presented a bit of a challenge for us long-haired hippy types. It was decidedly uncool to admit to…

One-Liner Wednesday: I doubt it, somehow

“A wicked man, when everyone is loud in the praise of his good deeds, is gnawed by the secret remorse of conscience”  – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann)  – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 4 March 2020