Obama, BBC China sniping and Guantanamo First Act

Chinese Censorship: As part of the BBCs “take” on the international views on the new, 44th President of the United States, their China correspondent Michael Bristow has reported that his inauguration speech was censored in China. Apparently, the English version on the Xinghua News site is okay, but the Chinese version for the locals has… Continue reading Obama, BBC China sniping and Guantanamo First Act

Henry Purcell – Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary (reprise)

In a post a while back,  I mentioned that I’d like to see the version I saw on telly where these geezers in period costume using real period instruments played The March while wandering around the cloisters…  Well this is nearly it! I’m not sure that this is a live recorded video as microphones are… Continue reading Henry Purcell – Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary (reprise)