Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
I wrote to the author Mick Macve of this excellent article how I was big fan of Tim Buckley’s Song to the Siren and how it was used in the Australian movie Candy – which I wrote about here. He led me to a fascinating audio podcast in his post of Larry Beckett reading the first verse and discussing the composition of the song.
‘Tim Buckley grew up in Orange County, California, surrounded by members of The John Birch Society and other right wing zealots. Despite (or because of) the unpromising environment, within a few years, Steve Noonan, Jackson Browne and Tim Buckley all emerged from the area, playing a similar brand of folk-rock. Tim Buckley was a popular student at high school and amongst his close friends were Mary Guibert, Jim Fielder and Larry Beckett. On October 23rd 1965, Tim Buckley and Mary Guibert were married. They were both 18 years old. Just over a year later, Mary Guibert gave birth to Jeff Buckley’…. (Read entire article here)
I believe I encountered Sarah Angleton’s blog via Bruce Goodman’s blog at Weave a Web. Sarah writes the most curious posts like this one about one of (if not the first) biggest media hoaxes in history:
It has been nearly ninety-six years since that fateful Saturday night when a previously peaceful unemployment demonstration in London’s Trafalgar Square turned into a violent mob ransacking the National Gallery and the Houses of Parliament, and knocking down the clock tower containing the famous Big Ben.
A shock, for sure, the wireless report from the BBC may not have been entirely unexpected by a nation made nervous by the recent 1917 Russian revolution. England had elected its first Labour Government in 1922 and the country was in the grip social change….….’ (Read entire article here)
I was surprised to see this timely video appear from Jordan and relieved that it’s not just me that thinks this. It seems after his long illness he’s finally seeing things the way they are. I highlighted some of the same concerns about the new authoritarian state in my Opinion Piece – ‘We are now governed under Chinese-Rule’.
‘It’s mid January, 2022. I wrote this column this week for one of Canada’s major newspapers, the National Post, and thought I’d read it for those of you who want to watch or listen’.
An excerpt from JP’s article in the National Post:
‘These systems are now shaking. We’re compromising them seriously with this unending and unpredictable stream of restrictions, lockdowns, regulations and curfews. We’re also undermining our entire monetary system, with the provision of unending largesse from government coffers, to ease the stress of the COVID response. We’re playing with fire. We’ve demolished two Christmas seasons in a row. Life is short. These are rare occasions. We’re stopping kids from attending school. We’re sowing mistrust in our institutions in a seriously dangerous manner. We’re frightening people to make them comply. We’re producing bureaucratic institutions that hypothetically hold public health in the highest regard, but subordinating all our properly political institutions to that end, because we lack leadership, and rely on ultimately unreliable opinion polls to govern broadscale political policy. I’ve never seen breakdown in institutional trust on this scale before in my lifetime..‘…..(Watch video clip here)