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Monday, 31 December 2018
Friday, 21 December 2018
Sunday, 16 December 2018
Here are some quotes from Slaughterhouse Five:
“Among the things Billy Pilgrim could not change were the past, present, and future.”
“They were adored by the Germans, who thought they were exactly what Englishmen ought to be. They made war look stylish and reasonable, and fun...
They were dressed half for battle, half for tennis or croquet.”
“Billy licked his lips, thought a while, inquired at last: "Why me?"
"That is a very Earthling question to ask, Mr. Pilgrim. Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is. Have you ever seen bugs trapped in amber?"
"Yes." Billy, in fact had a paperweight in his office which was a blob of polished amber with three lady-bugs embedded in it. "Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why.”
And the most famous one of all:
"...and so it goes..."
I'm listening to the late J.J.Cale singing City Girls. You can listen HERE.
Friday, 7 December 2018
|Roger McGough today|
|And in the 1960s, left, with the group Scaffold. |
Paul McCartney's brother, Mike McGear is in the centre.
helping clean up the town,
Now they hang from the mantelpiece
both upside down.
and then straight up the stairs,
Batman and Robin
are saying their prayers.
They've locked all the doors
and they've put out the bat,
Put on their batjamas
(They like doing that)
made their batbeds,
With two springy battresses
for sleepy batheads.
and they're counting black sheep,
Batman and Robin
are falling asleep.