May 2006

Several excellent tracks here, and one that’s not so great. “Bhinna Abhinna” by Sheila Chandra (from The History of Indipop) “Bird on the Wire” by Leonard Cohen (from The Best of…) “Donegan’s Gone” by Mark Knopfler (from Shangri-La) “Evelyn (The Song Of Slurs)” by No-Man (from Dry Cleaning Ray) “Insomnia” by Faithless (from Reverence) “Last…

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It’s easy to ask the question, hard to follow through to the logical conclusion. From the BBC: Pope Benedict XVI has made a historic visit to the former Nazi death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau at the end of his four-day tour of Poland. […] It was particularly difficult for a Christian – a German…

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Now this is something that I hadn’t really thought about: “More than 1,000 members of the British military have deserted the armed forces since the start of the 2003 Iraq war, the BBC has discovered.” Anyone know what the figures are for the US armed forces? The nearest thing I could find to a real…

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The nearest decent motor racing circuit is Lime Rock, down in north-west Connecticut. I’ve been down there a couple of times before, and I’ve just decided to drive over for Monday’s events. (For those outside the US, Monday is the Memorial Day holiday.) It’s about 155 miles from Brookline to Lime Rock, so I’ll set…

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