I had forgotten how superb this band is until I came across their farewell concert on TV, a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful, dynamic music, some of it in Gaelic, of which I have about five words.
Be still my Celtic heart…Continue reading “You may not have heard… Runrig”
The Times’ Literary Editor, Robbie Millen on identity politics and its stifling effect on writers:
It makes me queasy, this idea that “identity” is so sacrosanct that writers’ imaginations must be policed by self-appointed gatekeepers.
Dr Feelgood came out of the UK pub rock / rhythm and blues scene in the mid seventies. I’m not sure that they ever really broke through in the US, but they toured hard and were/are a fantastic live band.
I always preferred Gypie Mayo’s playing.Continue reading “You may not have heard … Dr Feelgood”
The Black Sorrows and founder Joe Camilleri are legends in their native Australia. Sadly, they’re a well-kept secret in Europe.
Sublime, rootsy music. Listen closely and you’ll hear elements of Van Morrison, Dr John, JJ Cale, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan and so, so much more…Continue reading “You may not have heard … The Black Sorrows (@TheBlackSorrows)”
This was my weekend watch. It’s a fantastic, far-reaching discussion across the evolution of virtue, morality, free trade and more. It touches on the green revolution and on Ridley’s Rational Optimist perspective (similar to Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now.
In fact, it’s all that you might expect from a discussion between Peterson and Ridley.
Well worth a watch.
This looks interesting.
Jordan Peterson and Douglas Murray in conversation on Peterson’s podcast.
My weekend will be complete.
However, is this 100 minutes isn’t sufficient, there’s an archive of his podcasts, here.