Listen here sonny…..

Banksy on GCHQ

The guerrilla graffiti artist Banksy is believed to be behind an artwork which has appeared on the side of a house in Cheltenham. The Gloucestershire Echo reported that the owner of the house, Karren Smith, 48, said she saw men packing a white tarpaulin into a van at about 7.30am on Sunday. She said: ‘They were taking it down and putting it into the back of the van. I thought it might be something to do with the police, like when a crime happens. I saw these people looking and then saw the graffiti. It’s pretty good. It livens up the street.

From The Guardian article.

Pete Seeger, RIP.

Pete Seeger, activist, singer, songwriter died today aged 94. Ar dheis Dé go Raibh a Anam.

Pete Seeger singing “I’m gonna be an engineer”, a song written by his sister Peggy.

Mandela is free

I know it’s a sad day that Nelson Mandela has passed away. Instead of being sad, I’d like to remember him with this song, one of my favourites, from Eric Bibb.

Rest In Peace Mandela.

Que jodido estoy

You can see me at minute 00:07, 2:15 and 03:00 doing my best Alan Lomax impression.

“Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)” is a 1924 song by Cádiz-born composer José María Lacalle García (later Joseph Lacalle), with Spanish lyrics. After the composer died in 1937, English language lyrics were written by Albert Gamse. (From wikipedia)

José María Lacalle García (1924)

Amapola, lindísima Amapola,
Será siempre mi alma tuya, sola.
Yo te quiero, amada niña mía,
Igual que ama la flor la luz del día.

Amapola, lindísima Amapola,
No seas tan ingrata, ámame.
Amapola, Amapola,
¿Cómo puedes tú vivir tan sola?

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