After an uninspired cup exit, routine wins (can anything ever be routine for Everton…?) against Sunderland & at Wigan have set the Blues up for a run of games that have loomed large since the fixtures were announced last summer- Liverpool at the tin mine, home games against league leaders Chelsea, the Europa league first … Continue reading Two from Three
…….or if you happen to have this in your possession …..call me. I mean who isn’t in the market for a genuine 14th Century Baltic German Pirate’s impaled skull?????? (Kudos to Capt. C. Jack Rackham and her trusty sidekick Ashley for bringing this to my notice) Continue reading If you know the whereabouts….
Funny how memory works isn’t it? Somewhere in the early ’80’s I picked up a book called Christgau’s Record Guide : Rock Albums of the Seventies. Robert Christgau, the music critic for the Village Voice was unknown to me and probably to everybody else in Ireland. The Voice obviously wasn’t sold in Dublin and back … Continue reading Traveling On…..
Back many, many years ago while starting off in the book trade, I expressed my admiration for Robert Parker to a canny book buyer at a NY city store. Agreeing with me, he nonetheless directed to some other writers- Stephen Greenleaf, Loren Estlemann, Joseph Hansen, James Crumley- who had breathed new life into the “down … Continue reading Robert B. Parker visits the Reichenbach Falls
The always fascinating blog “If Charlie Parker Were A Gunslinger……” publishes this fabulous picture of Elvis’ TV room circa the early-70’s and yes, I now have my color scheme for my home theatre. I’m guessing this is post-Priscilla and what we have is pure bachelor pad motif here. Check out that black and gold color … Continue reading Burning Love…
Frequently the scoreline of a football match doesn’t quite tell the tale. Last weeks 2-2 draw at Arsenal is a case in point. Even Arsene Wenger, a man not given to conceding much with regard to his team and their performances suggested a fairer result might have been 3-1 to Everton. Yesterday’s game hammered the point home … Continue reading Everton & Fellaini serve up La Dolce Vita
Today would have been Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday. I have no idea what a seventy-five year old Elvis would have looked or sounded like. I don’t care to meditate on it. I prefer to think on the story of the young truck driver who become the catalyst for a revolution. It’s a story worth telling. So I’ll … Continue reading The Once and Future King