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Sunday, November 01, 2020

'Lockdown Eve': always my favourite time of the year........


 

Walker said he was inspired to write the song after an encounter with a street performer in a New Orleans jail. 

While in jail for public intoxication in 1965, he met a homeless man who called himself "Mr. Bojangles" to conceal his true identity from the police. Mr. Bojangles had been arrested as part of a police sweep of indigent people that was carried out following a high-profile murder. 

The two men and others in the cell chatted about all manner of things, but when Mr. Bojangles told a story about his dog, the mood in the room turned heavy. Someone else in the cell asked for something to lighten the mood, and Mr. Bojangles obliged with a tap dance.

 The homeless "Mr. Bojangles", who was white, had taken his pseudonym from Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878–1949), the best-paid Black entertainer of his era........https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Bojangles_(song)

Sunday, October 25, 2020

𝑺𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒆

 


A black & white photo of a Native American girl.In 1894 (photographer unknown) So beautiful .I colourised it. Looks good!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

White Riot

  


Try and catch the excellent movie "White Riot" on SKY ART tomorrow (Friday 16th October) at 10 pm . 

Lots of great rare live footage (eg The Clash) of the birth of Rock Against Racism . 

Heavily featured is Red Saunders it's founder. 

Here is Red with Cath a couple of years ago.


Saturday, October 03, 2020

Play Detectives ( in Kerkira )

 


Big shout out to Julie who helped me this week with my old Family Photos. https://www.facebook.com/QueenOfClean

 

https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/This-week/   

I seem to have cold (again) but unlike some people, I don't make a song and dance about it. I have refused a helicopter and everytime CNN ring me up, I just 'em to "Piss Off"...........