I've always felt that there is the need for a hero, someone who acts altruistically, someone to look up to. I'm not talking exclusively Superhero here, a hero doesn't have to be "Super" and not someone to whom we can all abdicate our own responsibilities but a figure who leads by showing a good example … Continue reading Wear leather and carry a big knife…
Well, here's a thing… I started to write this much nearer the time it happened, back in November last year (2017) but, as I so often do, I wandered off-topic and produced a sprawling piece that even I couldn't understand and shelved it. A few days ago I went back to it and took out … Continue reading Music, drinks, people, flamingos – it happens in Łódź…
I went to my favourite local pub at the weekend, I stood at the bar and the young man behind the bar came over to me and said, "Are you alright there?" "Yes," I said, "I'm fine, how are you?" "Oh, I'm alright," he said, "What would you like to drink? The penny had dropped … Continue reading Are you alright there?
Come this September I'll have travelled sixty times around the sun, seemingly endlessly looping around the star as it in turn circumnavigates the galaxy which is itself wheeling through space on its own course. It's enough to make you giddy. It is true though that the older you get the more you do realise … Continue reading Let’s talk poetry
I started to write a piece about September: September; the summer is over, the days are noticeably getting shorter, there is a definite autumnal chill in the air, not every day, but some days and especially in the mornings. September; leaves are turning, falling; nature is shutting down some of its systems to ride-out the … Continue reading SeptVember Song
I was in Katowice recently, end of August; yes, again, I like Katowice, and I took the time to go and visit The Silesian Park, (Park Śląski) which is a big public park, really big, over 600 hectares in area, about 1,500 acres and it sits on the border of Katowice, Siemianowice Śląskie and Chorzów; … Continue reading A walk in the park.
On Friday 29th September I went to the London Palladium to see The Zombies performing their 50th Anniversary show of Odessey and Oracle, an album released in 1968 but recorded in 1967, hence the 50th anniversary. I was there with Marysia and Przemek, keyboards and guitar respectively in the Warsaw based band, Signal To Noise … Continue reading Two Concert Weekend