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The Story of an Impertinent Curiosity (Part 3 Final) – Don Quixote

This week in Wednesday’s literature piece we conclude ‘The Story of an Impertinent Curiosity‘ with Part 3 (Chapter XXXV). In Chapter 34 we read how Anselmo received letters from his wife Camilla pleading for him to return. Despite her anguish

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Blue Eyes (1982) – Elton John

It’s strange this is the first song to appear in the music library project by Elton John considering how many of his songs will feature here. I listened to Elton more than any other music artist before I reached the

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18/02 – 24/02 incl. Intermittent Fasting, Bret Easton Ellis, The Go-Betweens and Cucumbers

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting  Article by Jane E Brody at the New York Times: I’ve long thought the human body was not meant

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Blue Black Sky (2003) – David Bridie

Blue Back Sky comes from Australian singer-songwriter David Bridie’s record Hotel Radio. It’s almost certain you haven’t heard of this 2003 record. There isn’t even a wikipage about it, but most of the songs from this record will feature in

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American Movie (1999) – Chris Smith (Friday’s Finest)

Hmm, well… technically American Movie isn’t a movie, rather it’s a documentary about a movie that was made. Audiences could be forgiven thinking it’s a ‘mockumentary’ in the style of ‘Spinal Tap‘, but no folks I’m afraid this story is

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Blow Up The Pokies (2000)- The Whitlams

Blow Up the Pokies is a protest song about the misery and destruction of Australia’s poker machines. In the US, they’re called slot machines, in the UK; fruit machines. Back in the 1990’s Tim Freedman – the lead singer of

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The Story of an Impertinent Curiosity (Part 2) – Don Quixote

This week in Wednesday’s literature piece we continue with Miguel De Cervantes ‘The Story of an Impertinent Curiosity‘ Part 2 (Chapter XXXIV). The story tells of a man Anselmo who depends entirely on tested experience as a way to determine

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Blind Willie McTell (1983) – Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan has such a vast song catalogue he decided to leave a dizzying array of excellent songs off his records. We have showcased some of these before one including Abandoned Love – Is this Dylan’s saddest song?  That must

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11/02 – 17/02 incl. The Bear Attack, Lou Reed & Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. And The Bear Attack  Article by Stacey E Bryan: Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant” is featured on a random internet list as one of

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Black Mule (1991) – Grant McLennan

Grant McLennan is a former front man of the hugely influential Australian band ‘The Go-Betweens’. It’s been inexplicable to me that the Go-Betweens never reached wider success. Every single person I’ve ever played them for has liked them. Yet somehow

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