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Barbara Ann (1965)- Beach Boys

Barbara Ann is the first song by the Beach Boys to appear in the music library project and it is also one of the first songs I can ever remember hearing.  I am still in awe of it, mainly because

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I Origins (2014) – Mike Cahill (Friday’s Finest)

This week on Friday’s Finest we showcase another recent low budget – independent Sci-Fi movie called I-Origins. Like last week’s movie The Man From Earth, this movie probes profound questions about the human existence. I-Origins is a highly original movie

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Bapa (2008) – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

Geoffrey Gurrumul wrote and performed some of the most beautiful world music of this millennium so far. Geoffrey was an Australian blind aboriginal singer who played the guitar upside down. After the release of his debut album –  (pictured above)

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‘Walk Star Shares His Successes’ – Hawkesbury Gazette

I mentioned in the recent post Wet Ghost that I received a lot of memorabilia from Australia. One such item was a newspaper clipping from my youth when I won and broke the record at the Australian National All-Schools Athletic

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Posted in Reading, Reflections, Sport and Adventure

Bajo el Agua (2015) – Manuel Medrano

Bajo el Agua (underwater) is the first song to appear from a Colombian music artist. I was shopping in ‘Exito’ (a large supermarket store) here in Bogota on the 53 (Calle / street) and I heard the song come on

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26/11 – 2/12 incl. Movie stars, Little Books, The Moon, The Buddha and Jazz

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Deepfake Roundtable: Cruise, Downey Jr., Lucas & More – The Streaming Wars | Above the Line Roundtable video discussion at Collider Videos: With the

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Bad as Me (2011) – Tom Waits

You’re the head on the spear You’re the nail on the cross You’re the fly in my beer You’re the key that got lost You’re the letter from Jesus on the bathroom wall You’re mother superior in only a bra

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The Man From Earth (2007) – Richard Schenkman (Friday’s Finest)

Imagine you are at an impromptu farewell party for a work colleague and it becomes a mysterious interrogation and the retiring scholar whom you are fare-welling reveals he has a longer and stranger past than you could possibly imagine. The

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Backstreets (1975) – Bruce Springsteen

No other Springsteen song springs to mind which encapsulates more fervently the idealism and escapism of youth than Backstreets. It is one of my favourite songs from my most cherished Bruce Springsteen album – Born to Run. It is the

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Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes (Introduction)

I am currently reading Don Quixote. It was recommended to me by the bookstore clerk who stated it was the greatest book in Spanish literature. His opinion isn’t without company as wikipedia affirms that Don Quixote is the most influential

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