Thursday, 8 December 2016

Naughty! Johnny Cash, Robert Plant - and the great Don Covay/Mick Jagger controversy

Listen to "Crescent City Blues" by Gordon Jenkins, which was released in 1953. The song starts 35 seconds in. It will remind you strongly of a far more famous recording released two years later:
Recognise it? Well, of course, it's...

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Junior doctors would be happy to scrap the NHS if it increased their salaries. But...

... I thought they were fighting to "save our NHS" - because that's what the BBC and the Guardian and every other compassion-mongering left-wing media outlet keeps telling us. But, according to The Sun, the results of a secret questionnaire given to 9,500 junior and student doctors tells a very different story:
The survey — composed by a medic from Hull — asked them about the NHS, the new contract and potential future strike action.
It found that 93 per cent of young doctors backed “complete privatisation” of the NHS if it meant salaries would increase “substantially”.
Rarely...

Something tells me Paul Joseph Watson doesn't altogether approve of the losing side's response to Brexit...

I'd only take issue with two items in that video...

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Yes, I know I'm too wet to live - but the tale of Kate and Pippin is balm for the soul

You can find out...

The Swedish noir crime TV series "Modus" is terrifying - but for all the wrong reasons

The eight-part Scandi-noir gloomfest Modus, which is mid-way through its Saturday-night run on BBC4, is the most successful Swedish-made series to be shown on Swedish TV for 25 years. I have no idea why - I bailed out after three episodes. It's awful. Not because the directing or the acting are bad (which they are), or because it's too slow (which it is), or because the script is dull and confusing (and how), but because - as I remarked to my wife during the second episode last week - "Aren't there any normal people left in Sweden?" (My language may have been slightly more colourful than that.)