Posts tagged with ‘Jillian Greenwood’

Haydn His Head

February 8, 2009

Who Needs Friends like Rosenbaum? During my recent visit to Austria I picked up a little tit-bit from “The Rough Guide to Austria” about the composer Haydn who ‘lived‘ in the town of Eisenstadt where I was staying, for some years.  My sarcastic emphasis is because by all accounts, Haydn’s opinion of Eisenstadt and it’s […]

High Hopes for Obama

January 20, 2009

Just like the ant, Obama has the high hopes of the nation on his side today.  We just hope that the Rubber Tree plant of in-equality that starts in the USA and cascades down across the world like Thatcher’s trickle-down economics, can finally be moved. Two recent posts amplify this disparity that exists across the […]

Mauritania: Views Combined & Democracy

August 23, 2008

This post, http://globalvoicesonline.org/2008/08/06/arabeyes-mauritanian-president-ousted-in-military-coup-detat/ ,and it’s associated comments provide a lot of extra information on the recent coup d’etat there.  This comment by a Mauritanian is totally in line. Check out Jillian Greenwood here, http://jillrees.com/articles/our-reputation-abroad/ ,for her personal view of the country as she passed through last year en route to Mali. The country is primitive […]

Is Knife Crime London-o-centric, or the reporting of it?

July 8, 2008

Last week I arrived in Croydon to a week’s worth of knife deaths, convictions and escapes.  It seemed that the whole place was a blood-bath.  In examining them closely, some deaths were national news – and deservedly so, but mostly, there is no world outside of London for all the meeja types. For instance, in […]

Jacques Brel – Amsterdam, a new translation

May 2, 2008

A better translation of the classic Jaques Brel song, “Dans le Port d’Amsterdam” by Jillian Greenwood