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Alive – Pearl Jam (1991)

As a an impressionable young adult in the early 90s, the big music blasting our vivacious hearts and minds was ignited from Seattle. Bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Sound Garden were pumping the airwaves with a

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‘If in doubt, cut it out’ – Reflections on Ernest Hemingway’s writing

‘If in Doubt Cut it Out’ is an old writer’s slogan used to remind budding writers to get rid of unnecessary noise and clutter. Cutting words remains one of the hardest, yet necessary parts of writing. Even after all these

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Alexandra Leaving – Leonard Cohen

Alexandra Leaving is the third song from Leonard Cohen in the music library project and is the seventh song on his 2001 record Ten New Songs.  Alexandra Leaving is based on “The God Abandons Antony“, a poem by Constantine P.

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27/8 – 2/9 Messiah, Individual Sovereignty, Diddly-Squat Auralians, Edinburgh Fringe & Thieves

Welcome back to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Wow, what a week huh?! If you’re reading this we made it through the other side or you may have just paid someone

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Ain’t That Lonely Yet – Dwight Yoakam

The next song in the music library project is Dwight Yoakam’s ‘Ain’t That Lonely Yet’. I am reblogging Badfinger’s Powerpop article about it (click image below), since that is where I first heard it. I found this country song really

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Monos (2019) – Alejandro Landes (Colombian entry for the best international feature film – Oscars)

I normally reserve my movie reviews for Friday’s-finest, but I hastily brought this one forward since I just saw Monos at the cinema and it has been selected as the Colombian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the

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Dogville (2003) – Lars Von Trier (Friday’s Finest)

This nearly 3 hour film which is set entirely on a sound stage and filmed like an intimate theatrical production would test just about anyone’s patience. I’m not going to lie. I bought the DVD brand new for about the

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Ain’t No Cure For Love – Leonard Cohen

I would class Ain’t No Cure for Love as a top tier Leonard Cohen song. Unlike the first song of his presented from the library, the restrained and melancholic A Thousand Kisses Deep  I would highly recommend anyone unfamiliar with

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Take a walk with James Joyce along the beach

Today in Wednesday’s book quote, we revisit A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce. If you remember in our previous encounter A morning inspiration we examined Joyce’s exceptional discourse about the spirit and unfettered freedom

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Agnus Dei – Michael W Smith

Agnus Dei is a Christian theological concept of the Lamb of God and the associated liturgical text from the Roman Catholic Latin Mass. You’ll recall in a recent post about Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings where Barber used Agnus Dei

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