Saturday, March 28, 2020

Stack up the bricks, pour the cement

I have seen Bob Dylan over 10 times.The last time was 7 years ago in  Blackpool  [here] are some of my photos of that.

I dont think JFK was that "good":
 He just looks good now compared with what came after him.....
 He also created a template copied by  Obama:Bill Clinton ; Blair .Keir Starmer  et al...
 Shiny neoliberals  that people people eventually saw through and,in anger,  gave themselves  to Thrump:Boris:Cummings:& that cunt Farage......  -the 'anti-JFK's'
( "the party behind the grassy knoll.".)
That said, the image of JFK's death is still potent.Probably more potent now than then?
So JFK is a  dream .....and no bad thing for that,
I can still remember exactly what i was doing when I first heard him shot. The Granada TV man said said something like.......
"shoot him if you can, see if you can shoot the invisible man......."
"Murder Most Foul": Lyrics 

click here to Read this Guardian Review today 
I notice ,this weekend, British TV is littered with ads for over-the counter sleeping tablet 'Nightol'
 I look forward to a couple of weeks when Ant&Dec begin  promoting  Benzodiazepines

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

"Let the healing ßégin." Johnson in December

photo of Phil on Sunday.It was his 68th Birthday. I have known him for 57 years.He is self-isolating.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

just before Boris closes all our dancehalls.......

A Lovely night in Bury with Don & Margaret seeing Yorkston Thorne & Khan
Robbie Burns meets Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmīجلال‌الدین محمد رومی Via:Fife & New Delhi
Thank You for a lovely night X
.Cath didnt go tonight ( she is not well) 
Hopefully she will be better by June when we meet in Bury Met again.
some random images of the week......

Saturday, February 29, 2020

7 pretty girls to the graveyard 'only 6 of 'em coming back

I love this i found! 
Loads of fine rare tunes.Check this thread   Just one fine example below: enjoy pop-pickers!
Listen to those lyrics!
fuck off Shakespeare !

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Halifax Noir

Upper George Halifax.

This week's photos:
I talked to  the Polish Embassy in London today.
 It seems that I can apply for a Polish/EU Passport .
 Also Chris & Cath are  eligible
3 Polish Passports !
It's only a thought.But a nice one! 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

and my mama cried

And my mama cried........dreamed I was an eskimo ,frozen wind began to blow under my boots 'n around my toe frost had bit the ground below was a hundred degrees below zero...................
Ken & Stan

Stan The Man was in the same class as me at Clare Hall Halifax 1963-1968
A wonderful bloke.
He died a few weeks back & me & Ken attended his funeral on Thursday.
A very professional  & kind service. They even hired horses,plumes, people in black hats & jompers to carry his coffin to the service
'funeral  ended , as Family & Friends walked out the Crem, Stan's  favourite tune played LOUD!. "Dont Eat The Yellow Snow"
Bravo Stanley.You Won.

Me,Phil & Stan.
*I.P. Address :
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Saturday, February 08, 2020

just like tom thumb blues
So a boring week !
It's just felt like a 'rehersal' but for what? I dont know......
Last week ,while visiting Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, I tripped in the multi-story car park next to the Market.Breaking my fall. i grazed my thumb.
No big deal ,but the cut was on the joint . Over the last week it became infected & swollen. Hypochondria spread like a coronia virus.....  Hence the photos ⓒ Cathy Zimnoch
The week's good news is, I stumbled upon  a book in Hebden Bridge Library .
It is  the finest prose  I have read in many a long year.....
.Set in the Basque Region of Spain. It's about a serial killer, but it is much more than that.
 [More Federico García Lorca than Raymond Chandler.]
Written by Dolores Redondo  it reads like the finest  poetry.Reminding  me of the style of  Anne Micheals 
 Beautiful stuff...unique. Myth,magic, folklore, withcraft, psychogeography, and much much more...... please steal & read it!
They have also made a movie of it.'Not seen ,probably crap, but hey! This is it's trailer....

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Stan Brown

Stan Brown died this week.
 Me and Phil were in the same class as Clare Hall ,Halifax
His funeral is at Elland Crem on Thursday 13 Feb 
We came like this  in Halifax tonight to mark a passing.................. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

in Occupied Todmorden today

"Journalist Aran Tori travels across Britain tracking down the nation's Far Right Extremists. The combination of BREXIT and Donald Trump presidency has empowered the Ultra Nationalist cause, leaving communities more divided than ever. Aran enters the world of White Nationalism with a friendly curiosity and open approach, reflecting on his own beliefs of British identity."  Photograph taken in Liverpool yesterday by

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Music For A New Decade.

May I wish all you ßénchers a Happy 2020.
Thank You for your vigilance*
Here is some music to speed you into a new year.
Van Anh Vo leading a performance of "Ghost Riders in the Sky" on a dan bau in Vietnam in 2012.
I especially like her backing band playing those Psychedelic Ironing Boards.Is this the future?
*regarding the " vigilance".Who is that sneaking around the corner in June 2019 in Manchester Central Library?


after the goldrush

"To mark our 500th call you are invited to return to your favourite Sepia Saturday contribution and re-share it with the world". 
This is a sepia saturday
post and below is a re-post of mine from 14th January 2010.
Photo from Aunt Brenda's album.

More uploads from my family's history here.............more info shortly.........Yesterday,.I met My Brother Zyg with Cathy & my Sister-in-Law Jean at The Bear in Todmorden.We had Lunch &; he gave me several Newspaper cuttings relating to Our Family's presence in North America. (not read them yet!) +137 more photos to share including the one above..........It's kind of tricky sharing & scanning these photos as they are both small & stuck in a photo album.I dont want to damage anything so i will take my time to copy them safely........
Here are the first batch I've uploaded.Something I never knew, My Aunty Brenda was born in Canada. My Grandfather moved there in the early 1900's "looking for gold" :"goldpanning" Whatever........I will give you more detail when i understand it more myself.
I have a postcard from Canada.Later my Grandfather must have moved South, hence these photo from Saranac Lake in upstate New York. .
I have been sharing these photos on facebook with Historic Saranac Lake
Turns Out It's Not Connected with Robert Louis Stevenson.But Interesting,None The Less (just mere coincidence a Family member returned?)......
.Sorry I have been AWOL from blogging .will visit you soon!Check Out Alan's Sepia Saturday for other romps !
Photo from Aunt Brenda's album.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Christmas Card

Thanks for the card Don & Margaret .I haven't sent mine all out yet!
Sorry for not being in touch recently,
 'will email this week. Love from Me & Cathy.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Thunderbirds Are Go !

He has the look of a kid who was bullied by a bunch of working class kids. 
Perhaps The Brexit Party today  is his revenge?

Phil's Birthday Drinks In Halifax

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