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3 February 2021
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Boris Johnson has called for a national clapping session for Captain Sir Tom at 6 pm UK time. That will be noon in my time zone (Central Standard Time in the US). Let's all clap for this hero.

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My flatmates and I all clapped, sadly we were the only ones on our street to do so. I was just saying how remarkable it is to live for over 100 years and become world famous in the very last of them - not that the rest of his life wasn't also remarkable, of course.

Farewell Captain Tomjohn-lennon-salute_gif

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4 February 2021
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^ Do you think you and your flatmates were part of "a cult of white British nationalism" https://news.sky.com/story/cap.....t-12208212

5 February 2021
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Christopher Plummer, best known as playing Captain Von Trapp in the Sound of Music, has died aged 91.

 

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5 February 2021
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Aw man, I was so obsessed with that film as a kid so that really sucks to hear. I reckon he lived a good long life though. apple01

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RIP Kevin Spacey (crickets in the background for overused joke)

 

No but seriously goodbye Mr. Plummer. Even the last time I saw him in Knives Out back in 2019 he was still giving his all as an actor. And I'm big on Sound of Music myself.

and this news has suddenly made me aware of the possibility of watching Julie Andrews passing in the next 5 years or so as well and I'm kind of bummed out.

Tomorrow for sure I'm dedicating 3 hours to Mr. Plummer and revisiting that classic.

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Ahhh Girl said
^ Do you think you and your flatmates were part of "a cult of white British nationalism" https://news.sky.com/story/cap.....t-12208212

  

I certainly hope not a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

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8 February 2021
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Jules said

No but seriously goodbye Mr. Plummer. Even the last time I saw him in Knives Out back in 2019 he was still giving his all as an actor. And I'm big on Sound of Music myself.


and this news has suddenly made me aware of the possibility of watching Julie Andrews passing in the next 5 years or so as well and I'm kind of bummed out.


Tomorrow for sure I'm dedicating 3 hours to Mr. Plummer and revisiting that classic.  

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Chick Corea, major jazz pianist, especially on the Fender Rhodes has just died aged 79. Best known for his association with Miles Davis, he played with everyone, including Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke, Vernon Reid, it's a very long list. His Rhodes was sampled for the Yamaha Montage/Modx so I can actually play it (badly). A major influence on many, many others and a writer of many standards.

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, literary citadel of San Francisco, dies at 101

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, an acclaimed poet and longtime proprietor of City Lights, the San Francisco bookstore and avant-garde publishing house that catapulted the Beat Generation to fame and helped establish the city as a center of literary and cultural Revolution , died Feb. 22 at his home in San Francisco. He was 101.

The cause was interstitial lung disease, said his son, Lorenzo.

Intensely private and fiercely political, Mr. Ferlinghetti became a household name in the 1950s when he stood trial on obscenity charges for publishing Allen Ginsberg’s hallucinatory anti-establishment manifesto “Howl.”

The trial brought attention from around the world for Ginsberg, his ecstatically irreverent poem and, by extension, the entire Beat Generation — a roving band of hipsters, poets and artists who rebelled against the country’s conservatism, experimenting with literary forms as well as with drugs, sex and spirituality.

The “Howl” episode also cast Mr. Ferlinghetti as a heroic defender of free speech and a stalwart friend of the creative fringe. In the resulting glare, City Lights became one of San Francisco’s most enduring institutions — at once a source for edge-of-mainstream books, a gathering place for the city’s wandering artists and a pilgrimage site for anarchists, radicals and liberal activists.

When not tending shop, Mr. Ferlinghetti retreated to the attic of an old Victorian house, where he had a typewriter and an expansive view of the city. He wrote dozens of books, including one of the best-selling poetry volumes in American history: “A Coney Island of the Mind” (1958), a plain-spoken, often wry critique of American culture.

Written to be performed aloud with a jazz accompaniment, “Coney Island” helped yank poetry out of the academy into the streets.

“Christ climbed down/from His bare tree/this year,” reads one poem, “and ran away to where/no intrepid Bible salesmen/covered the territory/in two-tone Cadillacs.”

His own writing aside, Mr. Ferlinghetti was more widely known as a fixture at the center of the whirling counterculture that helped shape the nation’s social landscape since the 1950s. He was the bearded guru of San Francisco’s art scene, as closely identified with the city as summer fog and the Golden Gate.

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23 February 2021
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I went to a reading at City Lights bookstore.  That place has a totally cool vibe.

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