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Reading music....

We’re well into November and I am deep into The Mirror & the Light but am going to be very honest and say it still hasn’t quite grabbed me as much as I’d hoped. I suspect this is all my fault, I’ve read or listened in dribs and drabs and perhaps that makes for a lesser impact and a disjointed atmosphere, but I’ve just passed P 300 330 so progress is being made. I’ll be staying the course along with anyone else out there still with me in 1536.  And I have just read that astonishing chapter where...
Tags: Books, 2020, Hilary Mantel, British Library, Catherine, Warwick, Henry Viii, Aragon, Jacqueline, Cromwell, Arundel Castle, Dovegreyreader, Du Pre, Wolsey, Pablo Casals, Christopher Nupen


Fly So High – Valhalla (Videoclip)

VALHALLA es el nuevo sencillo del artista colombiano FLY SO HIGH que ya hace más de un año no nos mostraba algo de su talentoso don para rimar. El artista paisa aprovechó los visuales y el beat para crear una oda a la mitología vikinga. Como dato curioso, y para los que de pronto no conocen, Valhalla es el cielo de los guerreros nórdicos donde se les promete una vida en eternidad con abundancia en comida, sexo y alcohol junto al dios todo poderoso Odín. Una canción corta pero muy sustanciosa ...
Tags: Rap, Beer, Colombia, 2020, Jazz, Thor, Medellin, Vikings, Cerveza, Odin, Valhalla, Español, Kamasutra, Comida, Beat Colombiano, Coito


The Fire of Joy - Roughly Eighty Poems to Get by Heart and Say Aloud ~ Clive James

My chapter-a-day-of-a-thought-filled book endeavour is still going reasonably well, and no one is more surprised about this than me. I often start these things with great enthusiasm only for it to slowly wane into forgetfulness, missed days and before you know it not a lot. My book for October was Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald which was, sadly for me, the right book at the wrong time, so I substituted J.B.Priestley’s Grumbling at Large from Notting Hill Editions and have warmed to a man I’v...
Tags: Books, Poetry, Ted, 2020, Waterstones, James, Bay, Joy, Clive James, Ted Hughes, Clive, Notting Hill, Keats, Helen Macdonald, Simon Armitage, Priestley


Update... The Mirror & the Light

‘Ah. Privy Seal is greater? Privy Seal is all I could desire. The ambassador takes a sliver of veal.’ An exchange between Thomas Cromwell and Eustace Chapuys, and though I’ve now read it for the fourth time of asking it still leaps off the page at me as a wonderful play on words. Privy Seal - Sliver of Veal. And I mistakenly read ‘silver’ in there too. Magical. I’m up to page 214 and have a nice notebook on the go too,   But I now have to confess I’ve hit a bit of a confused phase wit...
Tags: Books, 2020, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Thomas, Thomas Cromwell, Wyatt, Cromwell, Dovegreyreader, Eustace Chapuys, Crumuell


Charly D – Real (Single)

Les traemos REAL el single compartido con el artista argentino CHARLY D proveniente de la provincia de Santa Fe. Fusionando rimas rapeadas sobre una beat de trap Charly nos hace una muestra de lo que vienen cocinando dentro del sello Khan Records. Real suena a sinceridad, a barrio, a competencia y a “beef”. Si te gustó la música de Charly D puedes seguir sus redes sociales musicales: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1up3IRHkx8uT4PXC6HzMXl Youtube: https://youtu.be/qMZgD1MBx6Q Tambié...
Tags: Spotify, Youtube, Audio, 2020, Argentina, Jazz, Santa Fe, Real, Español, Charly D, Khan Records, Provincia, Santa Fe Fusionando, Khan Records Real


Fenna – Sombra maga (Single)

El artista argentino FENNA que hace parte del sello Khan Records nos compartió su nuevo sencillo titulado “Sombra Maga“. Fenna junto a los demás raperos tales como Joni Wolf, Mika Rain, Pvpila y Charly D que hacen parte del mismo sello experimentan mucho con los ritmos del Rap y el Trap. Sombra Maga además de ser el nombre del sencillo que promocionamos ahora también es el nombre del último álbum del artista. Pudimos percibir que Fenna posee un estilo versátil, ya que en el mismo track logra ...
Tags: 2020, Argentina, Jazz, Joni, Español, Fenna, Khan Records, Santafe, Sombra manga, Sombra Maga Fenna, Joni Wolf Mika Rain Pvpila, Trap Sombra Maga, Facundo Fernandez Si


The Road Ahead: What a Biden Win Might Mean for Employers

Well, it’s over. Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States effective January 20, 2021. For employers, the last several years have been filled with several retreats from existing policies.   And over the last year in particular, the Trump administration was busy rolling out new regulations for employers to follow.  It’s not quite as predicted four years ago at this same time but not that far off either. What’s interesting, however, is that those regulations may not be rolled back ...
Tags: Law, Labor, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, Employment, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Connecticut, 2020, Biden, Election, Trump, EEOC


Pleasings...

So many I hardly know where to start but I'll start with looking forward... I've been thinking ahead to next spring as a real antidote to the winter I knew we'd be having, and so I have planted up lots of bulbs in pots. Tulips, this year Angelique and Victoria's Secret  (Belle Epoque sold out very early) and a huge half barrel (a present from the Gamekeeper) planted up with several varieties of narcissus for spring cheer and colour. I keep thinking how hearts will lift en masse when we get thro...
Tags: Books, 2020, Victoria, Joni Mitchell, Belle Epoque, Nicky, Angelique, Joni, Dovegreyreader, Pleasings, Secret Belle Epoque, Jenny Matucana


funny pictures, political edition, 2020

Today there is a need for some humor, with it being election day in the U.S. This is a scary election, with millions of people voting for which presidential candidate seems least likely to destroy democracy. (I still can’t get over the fact that out of all the great people here, Joe Biden and Donald […]
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Funny, Joe Biden, 2020, Humor, Debate, Biden, Election, Political Humor, Presidential Election, Trump, Donald, Madea, Funny Pictures


Here we go again... The Mirror & the Light ~ Hilary Mantel

I don't believe this. The last time I settled down to read The Mirror & the Light Lockdown the First happened and the book proved to be entirely the wrong sort of confinement reading for me. And now what happens... We plan to read it through November together and what happens, here in the UK at least, Lockdown the Second. It's almost as if Anne Boleyn is sending messages, warning me off, because if I read that opening chapter once more about the narrow shoulders fitting in the arrow box, and...
Tags: Books, UK, 2020, New Zealand, Sony, Hilary Mantel, Oasis, Anne Boleyn, Dovegreyreader


Aleyxer Beats – Sístole (Videoclip)

El artista bogotano Aleyxer Beats nos muestra el primer sencillo perteneciente al disco ESTIRPE titulado con el nombre de Sístole (La sístole es la fase de contracción del corazón, donde la sangre es bombeada a los vasos), que es el inicio de todo y como el mismo dice, cada canción del disco será una parte de su esencia. Iniciamos entonces conociendo un poco el corazón que vemos reflejado en todo su desahogo frente al micrófono. El video estuvo a cargo de Hank Miller de LaBiblioteca y la prod...
Tags: Colombia, Hip Hop, 2020, Jazz, Bogota, Español, Videoclip, Rap Colombiano, Hank Miller, Aleyxer Beats, Estirpe, Sístole


Pluto In Capricorn: Collective Depression in 2020 – 2021

I wrote this is 2015. I updated periodically. I want to do this again, now. Here’s the original post: “I don’t know anyone who isn’t struggling at this time…” I’ve lost count how many times I’ve said that over the last … Read More...
Tags: Psychology, 2020, Pluto, Capricorn, Astrology, Discuss, 2021, Pluto-in-Capricorn


Happy Half Hours ~ A.A.Milne

'How does a nation pull itself together again after a disaster? How do we move on from overwhelming experiences?...' ...asks Frank Cottrell-Boyce in his introduction to the Notting Hill edition of Happy Half Hours - Selected Writings of A.A.Milne (published October 20th) and I had to wonder whether this little volume was a product of recent events or a happy coincidence. Whatever its recent provenance there can be no doubt it is the perfect book for our times. Writing in the aftermath of t...
Tags: Books, France, 2020, New Zealand, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Alan, Google Maps, Black Sea, Christchurch, South Island, Southern Hemisphere, Milne, Christopher Robin, Mesopotamia, Bartholomew, Port Hills


A Conversation...

Bookhound and I were having one of our conversations the other day, it went a bit like this... Me : 'Clocks go back this weekend.' Him : 'That means it's only five weeks to Advent and the C*******s bough coming into the kitchen.' Me : 'But surely it was only last week we packed the deccies away and put them in the loft...' And we suddenly realised that this year had somehow vanished, and we have no real markers for it other than those we'd prefer to forget. No month in New Zealand obviousl...
Tags: Books, UK, 2020, New Zealand, Devon, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Waterstones, Country Life, Don, Falmouth, Dovegreyreader, Cotehele, North Cornwall, St Raphael Huccaby, Coleton Fishacre


Pulled the Trophy 2020

 In light of the impending freak snowstorm today, Dad and I pulled the Trophy out of the water this morning.  If the forecast for the weekend holds Platte should be iced up in a week. I dropped my iPhone in the Lake and got a towel stuck in the winch. Other than that it went smoothly. [Author: [email protected] (Basspastor)]
Tags: Sport, 2020, Fishing, Trophy, Trophy Story, Trophy Pulled


Troubled Blood ~ Robert Galbraith

Well of course I was going to love a book that occasionally references the music and lyrics of Joni Mitchell as a reminder of life’s foibles. Court and Spark makes an appearance in Troubled Blood , as do several of the later albums. If you are a fan of Joni then you might only need to read 'Love came to my door, with a sleeping roll and madman's soul...'  the tune will swiftly follow and you'll be singing the next few lines... He thought for sure I'd seen himDancing up a river in the darkLooki...
Tags: Books, Afghanistan, 2020, Joni Mitchell, Robin, Pat, Don, J K Rowling, Margot, Susan Hill, Tom Burke, Robert Galbraith, Joni, Peter James, Dovegreyreader, Holliday Grainger


Porsche Finally Finds Victory Lane In IMSA’s Petit Le Mans Endurance Event

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, 2020, Autos, Motorsport, IMSA, Petit Le Mans, 911 RSR


How Social Marketers can win at the polls this election cycle

The 2020 Presidential Election is unlike any other – surrounded by political, social, and environmental turmoil. Many marketers are asking the question, “how do we handle our posting schedule with the upcoming election and social news cycle changing every few minutes?” We’re here to help.   360i’s Paid & Organic Social Marketing teams have put together recommendations and examples to help guide marketers as they plan for content in the next few weeks.   is designed to help your brand na...
Tags: Social, General, Marketing, Social Media, Social Marketing, 2020, Election, Engagement, Polls, Pov, Paid Social, Organic social


A Quick Trip to....

In the same way that I had no idea I wanted to go to Trebizond with Rose Macaulay, I really had no intention of reading my way to Brazil until a copy of Brazil That Never Was by Dr Andrew Lees, Professor of Neurology at The National Hospital in  London, arrived from Notting Hill Editions.  If you don’t know them these little books are really worth checking out, and with The Season of Gifts on the distant horizon (way too soon to give voice to the word) they would make excellent presents for tho...
Tags: Books, London, Africa, Atlantic, Liverpool, 2020, New Zealand, Yorkshire, Brazil, South America, Great Ormond Street, St Helens, Andrew, Fawcett, National Hospital, Notting Hill


The Hare and the Moon - A Calendar of Paintings ~ Catherine Hyde

I've admired Catherine Hyde's artwork for years, but without realising it via the cards that come from lovely friends on birthdays, high days and holidays with the beautiful pictures. I do usually look for the artist's name but it takes a while for their style to become familiar enough to be recognised. And I have my favourites... Anyone who drives into Cornwall will know the Nearly Home Trees... Cookworthy Knapp on the A30 near Lifton. A small copse of  beech trees and a proper landmark th...
Tags: Books, 2020, Cornwall, Sherborne, Lifton, Demeter, Eve, Dovegreyreader, Arts & Crafts, Candlestick Press, Paul Durcan, Elementum Gallery, Catherine Hyde, Cookworthy Knapp


Empty Calendar

“We have surface time, which is the time we move through every day, but we need to reach the rhythms of deep time. Like the ocean is all waves and movement on the surface, we need to sink through time to the depths where the true rhythm lies.”    ~John O’Donohue I stopped using online … Continue reading Empty Calendar
Tags: Comics, Time, Calendar, 2020, Meaning, Random, John O Donohue


Top 10 most viewed music videos on YouTube 2020

Here are the top ten all-time most viewed music videos around the world on YouTube in 2020, all with at least three billion views. 1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee 6.9 billion views 2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video] 5.0 billion views 3. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Official Video] Furious 7 Soundtrack 4.7 billion views 4. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bru...
Tags: Music, Youtube, Music Videos, Justin Bieber, 2020, Wiz Khalifa, Top 10, Views, Youtube Music, Movement, Most Viewed, Charlie Puth, Yankee, All Time, Digital Video News, Luis Fonsi Despacito


The Towers of Trebizond ~ Rose Macauley

‘Take my camel dear,” said my Aunt Dot as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass.’ A priceless pearl among that string of wonderful first lines from novels and on a par with the fame of The Go-Between perhaps... 'The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there...' or Anna Karenina for  'All happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” But my less odorous companion than a camel, as I started reading Rose Macaula...
Tags: Silk Road, Asia, Europe, Books, Turkey, Bbc, 2020, Black Sea, Istanbul, Laurie, George Martin, Anna Karenina, Marmara, Bartholomew, Dovegreyreader, Rose Macaulay


Jota Bermúdez ft. Chili P – Palabra (Single)

Sencillo titulado PALABRA de los artistas Jota Bermúdez y Chili P, ambos colombianos. En sus propias palabras describen este tema como un Hip hop samplero a lo old school, “sin vizajes” (o sea sin tanta explicación), que es apto para gente que se para por lo que dice. Producción musical: Jota Bermudez y Chili π Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0iaaAYthOJCHqtI2ufsrVZ #JotaBermudez #Chiliπ  The post Jota Bermúdez ft. Chili P - Palabra (Single) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Colombia, 2020, Jazz, Flow, Bogota, Español, Sample, Rapero, Ritmo, Chiliπ, JotaBermudez, Old School Beat, Jota Bermúdez


The Mirror & the Light, and shall we...

Firstly a few housekeeping details... an update on the Comments, or lack of, situation Thank you to those who let me know there were gremlins and my apologies to Handheld Press that it happened on the very day I had posted about  Potterism by Rose Macaulay and their very kind offer of a discount. Fear not the discount code EMILIE can be used with any of their books by Rose until October 25th and if anyone wanted to leave a comment on that post now please do. More Rose Macaulay to come. Sadly i...
Tags: Books, 2020, Hilary Mantel, Waterstones, Rose, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, James Naughtie, Dovegreyreader, Rose Macaulay


ALI A.K.A MIND ft. DOBLE PORCIÓN – Paraíso Fiscal (Videoclip)

Esta canción es una colaboración entre el rapero bogotano Ali Aka Mind junto con los raperos paisas Doble Porción (Mañas Ru-fino y Métricas Frías). El video es una animación realizado por FTZ Studio. Una buena colaboración entre raperos de dos de las ciudades con los mejores exponentes de Colombia. Es un recuento de como empezaron sus carreras musicales y lo que han vivido hasta ahora donde saben que han dejado huella en el gremio del rap colombiano. También puedes ver el Making off del video...
Tags: Colombia, 2020, Jazz, Medellin, Bogota, Español, Videoclip, Doble Porción, Ali aka Mind, Rap Colombiano, Paraíso Fiscal, Rap Español, Nestor Cristancho Batería, Jaime Guerrero Bajo, Sergio Salazar Mezcla


Potterism: A Tragi-Farcical Tract ~ Rose Macaulay

'It has given place to the age of melodrama, when nothing is too strange to happen, and no one is ever surprised.' My next foray into the writing of Rose Macaulay was Potterism - A Tragi-Farcical Tract, first published in 1920 and recently republished by Handheld Press, and if ever there was a book for now this is it. It's somehow reassuring to discover that human nature changes very little... That reactions to extreme life and world events remain equally unpredictable and perhaps, dare I...
Tags: Books, America, 2020, Catholic, Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf, Rose, Fleming, J K Rowling, Somerville, Johnny, Jane, Nancy Mitford, Robert Galbraith, Gerard O Donovan, Dovegreyreader


It’s 2020, So of Course a Texas City Is Dealing With a Brain-Eating Amoeba in Its Water System

2020 is so far the year of the novel coronavirus, murder hornets, climate change-induced wildfire hell and now: a brain-eating amoeba. Yes, you read that correctly. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Brain, 2020, Texas City, Amoebas


Why We Need Great Speakers Now More Than Ever

Ready for an understatement? This past year has been tough. A worldwide pandemic has changed our way of life in the process of taking many. Racial tensions and injustices have been brought to the surface and have, understandably, boiled over. Political issues have hardened and divided us at a time when we need each other the most. But we aren’t a news outlet or a political commentary. So what does what all of this have to do with giving presentations? It’s this: we need great speakers now more t...
Tags: Hope, 2020, Words, Rally, Voice, Speaking, Mourning, Solution, Problem, Presentation Fun Facts, Problem Solution, Great Speaker, Maria B Dunn, Virginia Kearney


Rose Macaulay

Well, dear blog, it is my birthday today (I don't often let on, they seem to come round too frequently for this Coronation year baby) and this, by the way, is me at my christening days before my first Christmas, and I like to think I still have that gaze in my subconscious memory somewhere But I have a birthday gift for you thanks to Handheld Press. Handheld Press often run a special offer when it is one of their birthdays. or an author's birthday, or an anniversary, and when they kne...
Tags: Books, UK, 2020, Rose, Dovegreyreader, Rose Macaulay, Mary Azarian, Towers of Trebizond, Handheld Press Handheld Press, Jane Oliver Desire ~ Una Silberrad, Crewe Junction



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