here, (at least until his agent pulls it off the web) and purchase the book here. Fascinating.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
So many hours listening to this...recorded in 1969 with Fairport Convention (written in 1967?), 'though Judy Collins first recorded it as a cover in 1968. Sandy Denny was troubled: a user, a "bad mom".
According to Wikipedia: in late March 1978, while Denny's husband Trevor Lucas was on one of his "disappearing acts", on holiday with her parents and baby Georgia in Cornwall, Denny was injured when she fell down a staircase and hit her head on concrete. Following the incident, Denny suffered from intense headaches; a doctor prescribed her the painkiller Distalgesic, a drug known to have fatal side effects when mixed with alcohol. On 1 April, several days after the fall, Denny performed a charity concert at Byfield. On 13 April, concerned with his wife's erratic behavior and fearing for his daughter's safety, Trevor Lucas left the UK and returned to his native Australia with their child, leaving Sandy without telling her. On 17 April, Denny collapsed and fell into a coma while at friend Miranda Ward's home. Four days later, she died. Her death was ruled to be the result of a traumatic mid-brain haemorrhage and blunt force trauma to her head.
Gave me goosebumps then; gives me goosebumps now.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
"They spent most of the day off alone together and they smiled and laughed a lot like they had their own private world, just walking the studio lot and talking privately together. (The picture seen here) is of her holding her hand to his mouth to feel what he is saying as he speaks to her."
"Chaplin had worked with several deaf people throughout his career in an effort to improve his own pantomime communication skills and traveled with deaf artist Granville Redmond, who taught Charlie sign language and finger-spelling. He was also a great supporter of the deaf during a time when most people in America were trying to abolish sign language all together."
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Check it out!
Friday, March 29, 2013
As HRM, the Queen once said:
"1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an Annus Horribilis."
Am I permitted to feel empathetic - with of all people - the Queen of England?! I sure feel like it.