Monthly Archives: January 2012

Gustav Leonhardt has died

Gustav Leonhardt has died. His Bach recordings have been so much part of my life that I can’t quite believe it is true. In fact I only saw the Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach several decades after it first came … Continue reading

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Other species die too

We are afraid of Alzheimer’s. What distinguishes us from the other species, at least most other species is the size of our brain. We have a sophisticated way of living a sophisticated civilisation which places us apart from the other … Continue reading

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Health, prevention or cure?

Health is a guess. Some people believe themselves to be invincible & do all the wrong things. Some people are, like the composer  Stravinsky was,  hypochondriacs & take inside themselves loads of pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals are often natural remedies which have … Continue reading

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Trafalgar Square 07 / 01 / 12

The grieving mothers of Iran were at Trafalgar Square on Saturday.  They always there are on a Saturday. They are steadfast in their devotion to the cause.  Also that day, there was a demo against the US prison camp at … Continue reading

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Amir Mirza Hekmati

Iran has arrested somebody called Amir Mirza Hekmati for spying. He is a US / Iran citizen. It appears that he was born in Arizona. It is all a bit mystifying. Why he would he want joint citizenship? Maybe he … Continue reading

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Eve Arnold.

Eve Arnold has died age 99. She missed out on her 100th birthday by a few weeks. She travelled all over the World taking photographs, thus recording much of life in much of the World. She visited both Russia & … Continue reading

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2011

Time to reflect on 2011. Nostradamus’ saying that the more things change the more they remain the same seems to apply in large doses. Rebellions in North Africa & the Middle East  seemed to give hope of better things to … Continue reading

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