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Virginia Woolf’s Final Letter and To the Lighthouse

Originally posted on Observation Blogger:
Virginia Woolf’s final letter was found by her husband Leonard on the day she disappeared in 1941. Her body was found some weeks later in the River Ouse, dressed in an overcoat with pockets filled with…

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Results – Favourite Bob Dylan Songs as voted by ‘Expecting Rain’ Bob Dylan Discussion Community

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Watch the  video below ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ video when you consider Allen Ginsberg’s comments – ‘Dylan had become a column of air, so to speak, at certain moments, where his total physical and mental focus…

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Comedy and the Ages. Lenny Bruce, Charles Bukowski and Hunter S Thompson

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George Carlin himself once put it: “Lenny Bruce opened the doors for all the guys like me.” Last night I watched the sobering documentary on the infamous American comedian Lenny Bruce called, Swear to tell…

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Charles Bukowski’s gravestone epitaph ‘Don’t Try’

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Many people have wondered what the gravestone epitaph of the great American counter-culture poet and novelist Charles Bukowski means – ‘Don’t Try.’  I was baffled by this too until I came across this illuminating quote…

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Lost Tribe

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No matter what he did, where he went for all the beer he drunk the people he upset for all the stupid things he did, He could at least say to himself in the end: ‘I once had this…

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The Shed

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I liked lurking in my Dad’s garden shed. There would be his old desk and chair, rusty tools in varying states of disrepair, spare metal, bits and pieces covered with varied layers of dust. I…

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Inside Llewyn Davis – The Coen Brothers

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Inside Llewyn Davis is about a folk singer trying, but not very successfully to make it ‘big’ in the early 1960s Greenwich Village. Llewyn is a lost man trapped inside a beastly world where its…

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Making The First Step – Dylanholics Anonymous

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Observation Blogger (OB) – Hi, my name is Observation Blogger. Dylanholic Anonymous (DA) – Hi Observation Blogger (everyone) OB – Hey, I am a Dylanholic. DA – Glad you have come to join us today…

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Bob Dylan’s Pay in Blood – A Wise Ol’ Man’s ‘Masters of War’.

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Dylan is using his voice in Pay in Blood to project a dialogue between four distinct protagonists in this protest song. The first half entails a fierce exchange between ‘slave’ and ‘slaveowner’ but then the…

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Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) Ingmar Bergman

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Last night I saw this gorgeous movie called Smiles of a Summer Night.  This Ingmar Bergman period piece comedy runs rampant with extremely clever and witty dialogue. It’s so unashamedly cheeky! On the surface, it’s…

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