A Crafty Cigarette

Crafty Cigarette

Criticism is in a critical condition.

It’s seemingly never been harder to make it or to get work as a critic.


Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
There are times in any music lover life when you’re there, right at the start of a great band, they soundtrack an instrumental part of your life and you know you’ll be together regardless, through the ‘jazz funk concept album’ even.


This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts events leading to the fall of the Bastille on July 14th 1789. Among the historical figures shown are Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Jacques Necker, Georges Danton, Camille Desmoulins and the Bastille's governor, Bernard de Launay. For more information on the fall of the Bastille and the French Revolution
I should give prior warning here that this interview involves lots of exclamation marks. But believe me, there could have been many more. Let’s just say that the septuagenarian soul legend on the other end of the line lives life with a permanent exclamation mark.
Fifty years ago, Ken Loach’s TV drama Cathy Come Home was broadcast on the BBC. Horrified and shocked viewers watched one family’s downward spiral into the cruel,
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