Tonight is the night of the Blue Moon – one of those times when there are two full moons in the month!
And of course that means I choose that AMAZING song written in 1934 by Rodgers and Hart. This is my favourite version because it is slow and soulful!
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own…”
It’s such a moving lyric.
Because Friday night is Music Night
A hairy head and a Birmingham accent isn’t an obvious recipe for success in life, but it doesn’t matter when you’re a musical genius who can write songs like Jeff Lynne. As popular as his works have been, I’ve long thought the Brummie Brian Wilson doesn’t get his due. As a popular songwriter and composer, I reckon he compares with anyone.
As always, feel free to share the sounds you like. ATW regular Harri is on a road trip across Europe soon. You need sounds for that, because the Lord knows that Euroradio is hopeless. I’d be happy to lend him my new-fangled iPod thingy. It’s been on a few road trips and is stuffed solid with every essential noise. I do wonder though, with a wife and ten daughters in the caravan, would he get a chance to play it?
Why not suggest some sounds for the road?
As you may recall, in the past week we have had senior Police figures informing us that burglaries “may” no longer become a priority for the boys in blue but hey, that’s because they have MORE PRESSING MATTERS to deal with – like this.
Police were called after three youths attended a summer gala in Scotland dressed as golliwogs. The trio attended Saturday’s Wick Gala in Caithness, wearing brightly-coloured costumes, curly wigs and black-face. Golliwogs – dolls resembling black-faced minstrels – were characters in children’s books published in the 19th century and became a popular children’s toy in Britain during the early part of the 20th century. Both the doll and the term are now widely considered racist.
A spokesman for Police Scotland told Huffington Post UK: “On Monday 27th July 2015, Police in Wick received a call from a member of the public seeking to raise awareness of what they deemed as possible inappropriate behaviour at a public event known as the Wick Gala, which took place on Saturday 25th July in the town centre.
“Suitable advice was provided to the caller. “Officers have also been in contact with the charity event organisers to provide advice on guidance for future events of a similar nature.”
Exactly WHAT advice was offered and how is this the business of the Police at a time when they keep telling us they are stretched to the limit?
What’s it gonna take for the corrupt media to pay attention to Planned Parenthood? HT: Rush
Yes, he was well beaten in the May General Election and lost his seat. Ever since he has been looking for an avenue back into public life and mooted standing for Mayor of London at one point but that was largely delusional. However…
Leftwing firebrand George Galloway has vowed to rejoin the Labour party ‘pretty damn quick’ if Jeremy Corbyn becomes leader. The controversial former MP was kicked out of the Labour party in 2003 for outspoken criticism of Tony Blair’s Iraq War. But he claimed that if Mr Corbyn wins the race to lead the party, its membership would swell to a million people.
Ken Livingstone. Charlotte Church. Billy Bragg. The entire choir of left wing loons are ALL behind our Jeremy. They want to pick a complete loser and who are we to stop them? Here is George at his best…showing the dignity and class for which he is renowned…
The BBC can be so biased here in N. Ireland. Just consider this headline..
The number of illegal immigrants intercepted at ports in Northern Ireland trying to reach other parts of the UK has risen significantly in the last three years measured.
Figures from the Home Office show that 468 people were intercepted in 2014/15, including those who crossed the border with the Irish Republic.
This is up 71% up on the 274 total in 2012/13.
Got that? So, how does the BBC treat this issue? Well, listening to Stephen Nolan and William Crawley, we are informed that these are “desperate” people, fleeing all sorts of bad things, and there is nothing we can or should do to stop them. Perhaps we need to build an Eritrean Cultural Awareness centre in every town so that they will feel more at home? Listen, these people are coming here illegally. Every one of them should be deported. They are here for the Welfare and if you wonder what it looks like…
It’s ALSO worth reflecting on the salient point that it’s not some third world dictatorship they are feeling – it a liberal French democracy.
Just have a little think. Tony Blair WON three successive general elections and in those terms he is the most successful leader Labour has ever had. So, what to call Blairism? How about – a VIRUS?
One of Britain’s biggest unions has said Jeremy Corbyn must win the Labour leadership to cure the party of the “virus” of Tony Blair as it threw its support behind the leftwinger. The Communication Workers Union, which has 200,000 members, said Labour must loosen the “grip of the Blairites” as it became the latest union to confirm it will encourage its members to vote for Mr Corbyn. Dave Ward, the general secretary of the union, said: “There is a virus within the Labour party and Jeremy Corbyn is the antidote. “The grip of the Blairites and individuals like Peter Mandelson must now be loosened once and for all.”
I agree. Making Labour pure enough for the hard-left ensures it will never get back into Government and indeed may even split should Comrade Corbyn gain the helm of this ship of fools. So if Corbyn wins the UK will be free of the virus of a Labour Government in perpetuity.