Saturday, 18 February 2017
Actually, Grayling cast his rat-catcher's net even more widely:
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Dorothy L. Sayers, Justin Welby, and the Mysterious Disappearance of the Public Intellectual Christian
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Part Two of my salute to Sam Peffer, the brilliant paperback cover illustrator who "invented" James Bond
Sam Peffer (1921-2014) was, arguably, the greatest mass-market paperback cover artist of all time, and it was working as a freelancer at £40-£60 per cover for Pan Books from the late '50s to the late-'60s that he reached...
It's them being so cheerful, etc. Me, I love it, no matter how tawdry, fake, commercialised, sentimental and pagan it undoubtedly is. It's part of our culture...
Sunday, 12 February 2017
Friday, 10 February 2017
I used to be quite rude about Andrew Neil...
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
If reincarnation exists, next time round, I'd like to be able to play the guitar like Phil Baugh...or Vince Gill, or Danny Gatton, or...
That's Phil Baugh in 1965, performing his hit from that year, "Country Guitar". Here he is with Glen Campbell, who, before he became a superstar ballad singer, earned his crust as a top session guitarist: