Hi there, I was in the mood to do some poetry and an idea came to me. I thought I would just write down a list of words in a stream of consciousness way, almost like just plain word association. I planned to then use them to plan out a poem. When I started writing […]Read more "Reversals of Fortune – two poems"
Did you know: around a quarter of children in the UK think that, if a website is listed on Google, then it has been through some kind of authentication process and its content can be trusted. Here are some graphics that I pulled off an Ofcom report from 2017. I do not claim any expertise […]Read more "Children in an Online World"
So, Grease, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Dr Horrible, and finally, the last of my favourite musicals that I’m going to dedicate a Monday Music post to: Once More With Feeling There aren’t many TV shows that could pull off having a musical episode. In the wake of Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s success in […]Read more "Monday Music 3 – 2019"
I’m guessing that the pace is going to keep picking up now with filming due to begin any time. After two big announcements already this week, a third has just dropped. Websites: Gizmodo, TheWrap and Consequence of Sound are all reporting that Spanish actor, Javier Bardem is in talks to play the Fremen naib, Stilgar. […]Read more "Casting Dune – Javier Bardem initial reactions"
Wow, two in 24 hours. They’re like buses. Nothing for weeks and then two come at once. It looks like, hot on the heels of last night’s unveiling of Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto, we now have a big tick next to Chani’s name. The daughter of planetologist Liet Kynes and mother of the God […]Read more "Casting Dune- Zendaya initial reactions"
Various news outlets are reporting that Oscar Isaac is now attached to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune project. I was so thrilled when I saw it because I instantly thought: Duncan Idaho. As it turns out, the role he’s up for is Duke Leto. I had mixed feelings about this at first. He’s a quality actor but is […]Read more "Casting Dune – Oscar Isaac initial reactions"
So, another of my favourite musicals. I’m going to do one more week of this and then move on to something else. I’ve been thinking about my favourites and, after some deliberation, I decided on this one as I have some strong memories of it from childhood. My Fair Lady With sterling performances from Rex […]Read more "Monday Music 2 – 2019"