• The mystery of Picasso (1956) trailer

    The trailer for Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1956 documentary “The Mystery of Picasso” (1956) ((Open Culture website and article)) which is available on Amazon ((DVD on Amazon)).

  • Pete Seeger, RIP.

    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

    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 <a href=wikipedia) Amapola…