Bowie: coming out, from Dylan Jones’s “David Bowie: A Life”

Monday, September 18th, 2017

A few words on Bowie’s coming out as gay in 1972, courtesy of Michael Watts and John Lydon.

Review: “Letters of Note”

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

My review, and I give it 3/5.

Quotes from “Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield” by Todd Mayfield and Travis Atria

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Just a few excerpts from Todd Mayfield’s brand-new book on his father, Curtis Mayfield, heavy on the political tip.

Part of Sarah Bakewell’s introduction to Montaigne

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

I’ve come to realise that I probably never will stop writing about this subject: Montaigne’s words are from the 1500s but are still extremely valid and interesting. Bakewell’s book on him is impossible to put down once you’ve started. Here’s a few brilliant quotes from the introduction to said book.

Some Kierkegaard today: Kim Kardashian, Arcade Fire and Childish Gambino

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Søren Kierkegaard through the eyes of “Kim Kardashian”, Arcade Fire and Childish Gambino.