Music, short fiction and travel, all with a touch of humour.
5 Myths About Buenos Aires You Should Ignore
Throw away those Buenos Aires guidebooks and ignore the travel blogs — they’re all wrong and possibly even dangerous. I’ve come to the conclusion that Buenos Aires travel blogs are written by those who’ve never been there or those who stayed in the tourist areas and in tourist hotels only.
McCartney’s Greatest Post Beatle Songs
Some people continue to claim Macca has done nothing significant since 1969. This opinion is not borne out by the facts. Maybe this view is due to the occasional piece of nonsense he puts out such as, Mary Had A Little Lamb and that damn Frog Song. A Lennon filter might have made him see sense before getting into the studio.
Songs That Influenced Classic Pop Hits
An angry George Harrison was found guilty in court for having plagiarised He’s So Fine by the Chiffons for My Sweet Lord, albeit subconsciously. The reason he lost was, once My Sweet Lord is put into the same key as He’s So Fine, the musical structure is identical.
What The Hell Do They Put In The New Jersey Water?
There's something strange going on in New Jersey and it's been going on for years. Throughout history, we’ve seen clusters of expertise develop suddenly in a geographical region. We saw the industrial revolution kick off in Britain and the technological revolution on the West Coast of the USA, for example.
Thank God for Deus Ex Machina
I stared over the lip of the volcano. The venting gases and Earth tremors were not supposed to be happening. I knew the volcano was technically active, but it hadn’t erupted for over a century. There was no report of any predicted seismic activity. It was why I was there, taking the opportunity to say I’d been to an ‘active’ volcano and look cool on Instagram selfies.
The Festival of the Dead
It's the start of the Dark Half when the boundary to the Otherworld is at its weakest. The souls of the deceased, the Aos Sí, will move more easily into our world on this night; they will return to their former homes and loved ones for one night.