Posted in February 2012

A Fairytale That has Become Immortal

A Fairytale That has Become Immortal

There are lots of great songs, and lots of great stories, but The Pogues and Kirsty McColl’s  ‘Fairytale of New York’ is still, for so many reasons, the greatest record over made. It has gained the aura of myth in the wake of McColl’s tragic early death, and has made enough money ‘to keep Shane … Continue reading

Cave Art As Tagging?

Cave Art As Tagging?

Back to my favourite art, and pondering on what it’s about – an archaeologist has suggested that some of it might be teenagers doing a bit of prehistoric tagging. This is one of the stupidest comments I’ve stumbled across in a long time. He also said their life expectancy was only about 18. So somehow … Continue reading

Science and Fighting Greeks

I have earlier described how modern science arose in part from the chaos of England’s Civil War, but long before this, the Greeks were big on on the sciences of course, as Euripides wrote in the 5th century BC: “Blessed is he who learns how to engage in inquiry, with no impulse to harm his … Continue reading