This is a quite deliberately staged photo in Cuba. I thought it'd be hilarious to sit on a beach in the Caribbean in a flat cap drinking a pint of Mild. In a dimpled handle glass too... However the story behind the photo was a little more complex. First up I was travelling alone and … Continue reading YDWP: By the Seaside
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NDJrXeExJ4 Have you noticed that songs whose titles being with the word "Someday" are never songs which have much of a positive spin to the lyrics. The above song dates back to the early days of Jazz and was written by the first important composer of Jazz: Jelly Roll Morton. The song has been … Continue reading YDWP: Someday
Reblogging as part of the Word of the Day Challenge: Quest
My look at the first season continues with a look at the fifth story in the season: The Keys of Marinus, written by Dalek creator Terry Nation and directed by one-time only Doctor Who director John Gorrie.
For those of you of up on your Doctor Wholore you will have noticed that I skipped story four, Marco Polo, and you probably know the reason why. For those out of the loop, Marco Polo is one the stories that was a victim of the BBC archive purge and no print of the story is known to have survived, an off-air sound track exists but I feel that since the story has no video to accompany the sound I cannot give an accurate and honest examination.
So, Keys of Marinus, is it any good? In short, no. It is the first real turkey of a story and is pretty much a…
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For those of us who grew in the late eighties and early nineties the term extreme close up will immediately bring smiles and thoughts of Mike Myer's Wayne's World films and comedy shorts but it is also a genuine camera term although sometimes it is referred to as a BCU (Big Close Up). Most of … Continue reading Extreme Close Up
I received an email from Mrs A yesterday and with it was a PDF of a copy of a forthcoming script from her current theatre group, she's highlighted a part she thinks I should audition for. Not going to dismiss it out of hand I read it. The script will run to about an hour's … Continue reading YDWP: Script
Adam Adamant Lives! was a fantasy crime show from the mid-sixties which ran for two series, it starred Gerald Harper as Edwardian spy and Adventurer Adam Adamant who gets frozen in 1902 and is thawed out in the 1960s. Shocked by 1960s culture he sets himself up as an agent to put decent values back … Continue reading DWP: A Vintage Year for Scoundrels
"Just hold it there," said the Artist leveling up the prospective from his stand. He sharpened his pencil with a penknife and started to sketch. "Do you think it will sell?" Asked his model. "You are an exquisite thing my dear," cooed the Artist. "This will be a valuable addition to any collection of beautiful … Continue reading The Artist
I love this tune, it's by a Hoagy Carmichael Band and was recorded in the same session which proved to be the final recording session of the legendary Bix Beiderbecke. However the video link below is slightly misleading as Bix sat out on the recording of this tune. https://youtu.be/_lPEE1s2KpQ Now of course everyone knows Hoagy … Continue reading DWP: One Night in Havana
The corporal crumpled up the note and threw it to the flaw and stared at it as it came to a halt at the foot of the stairs. She'd read it five times and her reaction had been the same. Numbness. It wasn't shock or concern, she felt nothing. She rose from her chair and … Continue reading RDP: A Most Unwelcome Letter
Rest assured this post will not be repeating that photo. Nopes I am just sharing a few holiday snaps Margarita 2007 Margarita 2008 Detroit Zoo 2006 Cuba Your Daily Word Prompt: Photograph