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by Donsimone
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19996

Re: Politics

You get my vote Freaky boy - the corporate welfare state, crony capitalism - socialism for the rich and dog-eat-dog for the rest of us can't be the way forward.
by Donsimone
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What moves you?
Replies: 12
Views: 1402

Re: What moves you?

Thanks for the tip. Early '70s prog, ironically, was my way in to classical at school - chapel was a dreadful turn-off, to this day the strains of a Bach tune sets my flesh crawling. People will remember ELP who successfully purloined Mussorgsky, Bartok, Janacek and Copland to create a variety of fr...
by Donsimone
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What moves you?
Replies: 12
Views: 1402

Re: What moves you?

Munich art museum and a Van Gogh 'Sunflowers' which beamed at me an overwhelming sense of intimate yet almost glacial beauty, reminding me that spacewalking is only one of many ways of touching the void. An elderly gent in the cemetery painstakingly watering what were clearly silk flowers - his memo...
by Donsimone
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19996

Re: Politics

In reply to Donsimone. Dealing with the offshore tax havens is one; damping down damagingly speculative financial trades is another. What is the nature of the anti-European wedge in Italy, Donsimone? Shame the fox has been put in charge of the hen house - the Ruritanian Jean-Claude Juncker is thee ...
by Donsimone
Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19996

Re: Politics

The optimist in me hopes for an imminent seachange in European politics as anybody can see that this menage-à-28 is not working. Italy, where I live, seems pretty emblematic of the intractability of the current woeful situation. What should be a massively prosperous nation has been impoverished by y...
by Donsimone
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How Different Was Your Home Life From Your CH Life?
Replies: 46
Views: 4596

Re: How Different Was Your Home Life From Your CH Life?

A Missing Shade of Blue I pitched up with the mark of Cain – Michael Caine actually, complete with Sarf Lundin aksehn't. In Second Form Geography, peg-legged old salt Kit Aitken would promise a pre-decimal 1d 'prize' to dipthonged Londoners for correctly pronouncing the aspirated aitch , even if I'd...
by Donsimone
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Gruesome Encounter of the Newsome Kind
Replies: 61
Views: 13231

Re: Gruesome Encounter of the Newsome Kind

While in the basement mooching around for a bottle of Valpolicella or somesuch, I not so long ago tripped over a forgotten cache of stored books – some Raymond Chandler, Ray Bradbury's 'The Illustrated Man', Wilfred Owen, Orwell, Mervyn Peake, Flann O'Brien, 'The Buddha of Surburbia' etc – when to m...
by Donsimone
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of Bomber Nicholson
Replies: 20
Views: 4468

Re: Death of Bomber Nicholson

Who could have lived through the Bomber 3A experience and forget it. Deeply stimulating and liberating stuff which I've has stayed with me all these years. Despite having stormed off from CH in a huff on the Lower Deps, I went back years later to ask him for a reference for a postgrad course which h...
by Donsimone
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Gruesome Encounter of the Newsome Kind
Replies: 61
Views: 13231

Re: Gruesome Encounter of the Newsome Kind

You've put your finger on an interesting evolutionary pattern there, David. Perhaps we could engage in some plucky demystification of stereotypes and prejudices past and present along the lines of 'Surviving is not thriving'. Discuss in less than 200 words.... I don't claim to have an eagle's eye vi...
by Donsimone
Thu May 30, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Leigh Hunt Photos
Topic: Leigh Hunt House Photos...
Replies: 48
Views: 19046

Re: Leigh Hunt House Photos...

I read that he hadn't made it through the '80s - you wonder what drove him to perform the ultimate gesture of self-defeat. Always academically at ease, he had one of those superheated personalities that went beyond standard issue premonitional-but-petulant youth. I suspect that the accompanying tens...
by Donsimone
Tue May 28, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Leigh Hunt Photos
Topic: Leigh Hunt House Photos...
Replies: 48
Views: 19046

Re: Leigh Hunt House Photos...

More than Roy Wood, a gravity-defying coiffure undoubtedly brought on by fanatical Uriah Heep fandom - those were the air/hair guitar '70's days. I was more into Rory Gallagher myself... :rock: A dark hair horse lurking at the back on the right is the very tall Andrew Lane, son of the art master of ...
by Donsimone
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Leigh Hunt Photos
Topic: Leigh Hunt House Photos...
Replies: 48
Views: 19046

Re: Leigh Hunt House Photos...

dsmg wrote:Donaldson wins in the hair stakes
Not known as 'Fuzz' for nothing.
by Donsimone
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Leigh Hunt Photos
Topic: Leigh Hunt House Photos...
Replies: 48
Views: 19046

Re: Leigh Hunt House Photos...

Any one remember the name of the other tutor (the Morrissey lookalike). Alan Durden. Rather shy, not alltogether comfortable in his role, presumably placed there to learn the ropes under Killer's prodigious wing. I never spotted any Morrissey-style gladioli wilting out of his back pocket, you could...
by Donsimone
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Leigh Hunt Photos
Topic: Leigh Hunt House Photos...
Replies: 48
Views: 19046

Re: Leigh Hunt House Photos...

Well, at the best of times, hair has great talismanic qualities as documented from the Bible onwards - Rev. Rob even took us to Brighton to see the 'Hair' musical around about that time. I think you could dedicate an entire thread to 'Hair at CH in the late 20th Century'. Given the 1970's cultural l...
by Donsimone
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Leigh Hunt Photos
Topic: Leigh Hunt House Photos...
Replies: 48
Views: 19046

Re: Leigh Hunt House Photos...

[quote="Martin Chuzzletits"] Leigh Hunt B, Summer 1973 http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll146/jahsausage/LHB1973.jpg For full photo, click link http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll146/jahsausage/LHB1973.jpg A house photo from back in the days when we "went into flannels" in the summer term. Wow, ...