Under Milk Wood goes Reggae [Audio]

Under Dubwood take the words of Dylan Thomas spoken by Richard Burton and mixes them with the studio sounds of King Tubby.  The result is a curiously displaced psychedelic skank, putting Llareggub somewhere just outside downtown Kingston, Jamaica. Love it!

Street Art

Street art excites controversy.   To some street art is graffiti, something unwanted, an attack on the urban fabric and their sense of safety within it.   To others street art is a means of expression, of enlivening and humanising urban spaces, introducing humour, colour and passion.  

Men of quality do not fear equality

I couldn’t agree more with the sentiment that men of quality do not fear equality. I’m amazed that some men think it demeaning to cook or clean, or wield a needle and thread.   Just as I am by women who balk at wielding a hammer or turning a screwdriver.   To me the almost obsessive focusContinue reading “Men of quality do not fear equality”

Quiet genius

This is a great example of media promoting a cause. Disco grew out of marginalised subcultures – black, Latino and gay – with an inherent message of unity and self-expression. Now, English Disco Lovers are aiming to take the English Defence League’s no. 1 position on Google. Go on, do what you can to helpContinue reading “Quiet genius”

What is missing?

One in five mammals, one in three amphibians, one in eight birds and one in three fish of those so far assessed are under threat of extinction. The assumption that we in the developed world are doing a better job at conservation is also shaken by the ‘What is missing’ initiative.

Vintage: Incredible pictures of people and places from another age

This collection is from various sources but is united by the overarching theme, Vintage London. The images here range in time from the start of the 1920s to 1945. Looking back at cityscapes reminds us how human in scale our cities once were. The clothes, well, that’s a matter of opinion . . . I’mContinue reading “Vintage: Incredible pictures of people and places from another age”