'Gotta lurve those Gershwin guys': Last night's BBC Prom from the Albert Hall was devoted to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, than which, etc, etc! It was performed by the John Wilson Orchestra, a new outfit to me, which consisted of a full mixture of symphonic and dance orchestras. It was an enchanting evening only slightly spoiled by the gloomy knowledge that there will never be a greater collection of musical genius than that which accrued in 'Noo Yawk' in the '30s, '40s and early '50s of which the Gershwin brothers were only a part.
Just for you, SoD: An interesting - well, interesting for Brexit nerds like me and SoD - in The Telegraph today, analysing how many of the doom 'n' gloom prognostications of the Euro fanatics have actually come to pass. Not that many, seems to be the summary. Yes, there is the odd problem here and there, but then, when did we ever have no problems at all? Also, not mentioned in the article, is the joyful fact that we have dodged the proposed new Euro Income Tax which is approaching the European horizon even as I write!
One of our Bishops is missing! I confess that as it has become increasingly clear, except to a manic fringe of mouth-dribblers, that anthropological global warming is no real problem, I rarely visit those sensible sites, like 'Bishop Hill' because, well, what is there left to say? Alas, the good 'Bishop' obviously feels the same because his site has more or less lapsed. However, before it disappears entirely, I would like to express my thanks for his always scrupulous but deadly attacks on the loonies.
The best news I've seen in yonks: There was some newsreel footage on 'telly' showing some Syrian people whose town had just been liberated from ISIS. Some of the men were busy cutting off the beards they had been forced to grow and the women were running down the street cheering whilst some were busy burning their burqas. it was a salutary reminder that not all Muslims are mouth-foaming, murderous loonies!
A simple question: Would you have the nerve to dive into that Olympic cesspool swimming pool that keeps changing colour? Riiiight, thought not!
But not all bad at the Olympics: According to a report via Drudge, a Russian flag has been torn down and despoiled in the Olympic village. I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked! However, a 'Rooskie' official has said that it might have been a mistake by a cleaner! Yeah, well, try telling that to 'Vlad the Impaler' before he invades Brazil!
Not so much "'Allo, 'Allo" as goodbye, goodbye: For the sake of my foreign readers, "'Allo, 'Allo" was an old BBC TV comedy(!) series set in occupied France during WWII. I think I once watched about ten minutes of it and, well, talk about laugh, I nearly did! Well, there's nothing that funny about the Gestapo, is there? Anyway, the BBC in its infinite wisdom(not) has decided not to run a new series because some people might be upset by the appearance of Nazis!
No more rumbles today