Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bruce McAllister – a masterclass in how to use answers to improve questions.

Bruce McAllister was born in 1946 to a peripatetic Navy family with a Pearl-Harbor-survivor father and an underdog-championing anthropologist mother.¬† As children, he and his brother Jack lived in Florida, Washington D.C., California and Italy. For twenty-five years he taught … Continue reading

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Football nil, Cheats one

It becomes more difficult every week for sensible people to remain football fans. Based in Ireland, I watch the English Premier League on TV on a regular basis – mostly when Liverpool are involved (for my sins in this and … Continue reading

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Latest Score: Kinks one, Beatles nil.

Making comparisons between pop groups is invidious and ultimately pointless. But I was listening to a song at work yesterday, Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks and attempted to explain the song to a younger colleague in its temporal and political … Continue reading

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Bloggerview meets Todd McCaffrey

Tell me one little known fact about Todd McCaffrey. Okay, some people know that I was born Todd Johnson. ¬†Most people don’t know that I changed started using McCaffrey as my last name because I was asked to switch last … Continue reading

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Stone Age Cooking

I’m cooking dinner today and I decided to make cauliflower cheese as a side dish. It’s been a while so I looked up a recipe on-line to check I had all my ducks in a row. Heaven help us, the … Continue reading

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Crimes Against Singing (and Dylan)

Hi, my name is Bob and I listen to Prog Rock. There, it’s out in the open. The first step on the road to recovery. When I got back into vinyl I decided to re-vist my past sins, but from … Continue reading

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Top Music from 2011

For the past five years I have been a committed collector of vinyl LPs. Before I got back into records I dismissed vinyl nuts who claimed music sounded better on big old 12 inch discs. Now, I must reveal myself … Continue reading

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