It’s Life, Jim, But Not As We Know It

It’s Life, Jim, But Not As We Know It

“It’s Life, Jim, But Not As We Know It” is a poem that I wrote in hurry, ironically whilst rushing to catch a plane to make my own small contribution to global warming.  Even worse, I was coming up with couplets and phrases whilst sitting in the...
The fading of hope – liberalism into the darkness

The fading of hope – liberalism into the darkness

In 2004, Barak Obama burst onto the nationwide political stage with a legendary speech that would become known as the audacity of hope.  A decade on, it seems that those who hoped the Obama presidency would be a launchpad for a different kind of America, indeed a...
Genesis Revisited with Steve Hackett

Genesis Revisited with Steve Hackett

This is going to be a review of Steve Hackett and Genesis Revisited.  But before we go dancing with volcanoes and moonlit knights, I want to take you on a different, perhaps unexpected, trip down music’s memory lane.  Back in 1983 when Nick Beggs was playing...