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|Here's an interesting moral conundrum|
at 09:20 23 May 2013
A musician who's work you have enjoyed and respected, with whom you hav enjoyed a "workshop" and learned a fair bit from, dies...
It turns out that the death was suicide. Shortly afterwards, rumours begin circulating. Those rumours appear to be supported, online, by people who have been verified as a former tour manager, and a fellow musician or two, as well as an ex wife.
The rumours involve several incidents of alleged assaults on young girls, though are mainly historic. The suggestion is that these allegations were about to come out, via legal process etc.
Do you continue listening to / enjoying any of the music ?
What if there are eleme nts of your guitar playing technique, and songs in your repertoire formly based on the man's teaching / idiosyncratic style?
|I came frighteningly close to killing a cyclist a few years back|
at 16:26 21 May 2013
Dark b road, 7 o clockish. Hedges either side, relatively narrow but okay for cars to pass. 40mph.
two cars coming other way with lights on, up the hill. Strong glare, hard to see clearly anything not lit up by those lights.
Cyclist, no lights, my side of the road. Not visible at all until the final car coming the other way had passed and I was no longer having to deal with their headlights. Saw a grey shape about 5 yards in front. Swerved violently, nearly went in the hedge the other side.
Absolutely his fault, but Im quite sure Id have been blamed by some, and quite possibly sued.
Im glad I didnt put a flippant comment on facebook about it at the time.
|Good value but presentable central London hotels|
at 14:04 20 May 2013
Am thinking of taking the boy for an overnight trip soon. Im hopnig to get into the Berkeley cheaply but if that doesnt happen, I need another option...
|Aren't computers and the internet great?|
at 09:15 14 May 2013
Putting aside the joys of illegal music and prOn...
I started writing a story for my son last night. As i mentioned on a thread a couple of weeks back, there seems to be a bit of a gap in the market for kids books which would fit with exactly where he is in terms of reading so I decided to fill it.
I thought back to when I was a kid. My father probably wouldnt have thought to do it, though my uncle might have done. But the hassle of a typewriter, which produces small type anyway, and the impossibility of adding any sort of easy formatting, or pictures would have made such a project vastly more difficult and probably less satisfying and effective.