Monthly Archives: April 2012

Desert Island Jazz

Inspired (and prompted) by Norman Geras’s list of a dozen jazz records he’d be happy to be stranded with on a desert island my own twelve follow: My first introduction to jazz was a cassette bought for me by an … Continue reading

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Penguins and politics and married life

Earlier today my attention was drawn to a story on the STV website about a man, dressed as a penguin, standing for the council in Edinburgh. This is by some distance the most interesting story of the local election campaign. … Continue reading

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