Greg Lake, of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, became the latest celebrity musician to die in 2016, joining such luminaries as David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen. Greg was probably most famous for his Christmas song, I Believe in Father Christmas. … Continue reading I believe in Father Christmas, not Santa Claus
I went up to London last week to visit some friends. I was planning to catch the 10.38 to London Victoria. Only when I got there, with ten minutes to spare, the ticket office had just closed. Why would they … Continue reading Is this really the way to run a railway?
What a wonderful gig at the Labour Club last night, featuring the inimitable Nigel Hobbins, and the revelatory Native Oysters Band, in aid of the Oval Campaign. Nigel was brilliant as always, doing a poignant rendition of his Garden of … Continue reading The Native Oysters Band at the Whitstable Labour Club
So the news this week has been all about fake news. A significant factor in the American election, we were told, was the proliferation of news sites deliberately propagating made-up stories. Channel 4 had an exclusive. Ciaran Jenkins, ITN’s Northern … Continue reading Fake News vs Stooge News