Sunday, 20 September 2020
Saturday, 19 September 2020
King Cnut was famous for setting his throne
upon the beach and bidding the tide 'retreat!'
Which of course it didn't, the event was passed off
as him proving the limits of his, and all kings, powers.
Fast forward a thousand years
and in the wealthy West
many more than before
live like the kings of old
but we have forgotten the lesson
of humility in the face of the elements
Cnut's eventide experiment exemplified,
as we stoke up further global warming,
by using up the earths resources
and have a media that we exhaust
when we don't listen to as it tells us
to live better within our limitations.
Friday, 18 September 2020
which are much larger than ourselves,
Thursday, 17 September 2020
|James Marshall Hendrix (1942-70)|
in his first band in the 101st Airborne Division, 1962.
In that first band he was described by one witness
as 'A mix of John Lee Hooker and Beethoven'.
|Now he is everywhere, he is free from the limits|
of the human body, though his legacy is not free
of the bootleggers and a creative estate
that takes a lot of managing.
The studio he built Electric Lady Studios
is his most lasting his mark on popular music.
It is the recording studio that has been
where everyone, from The Clash to Frank Zappa
and David Bowie have found renewed inspiration.
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
For all of my life, until now, I never realised
how much it is a male thing to say 'Let's talk',
As if mutually defensive talk
was a way that both sides
could see as 'good negotiation'.
Myself, I was always an alien
for believing in listening in.