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Lang

Langdon Jones died a few days ago. Michael Moorcock writes:  “One of my closest, longest and best friendships was with Lang Jones, a talented composer, editor and writer, one of the most modest people I have ever known, with the sweetest nature of almost any human being I’ve met. He was Assistant Editor of New … Continue reading Lang

What’s happening

I was going to write about what’s happening with the pandemic here in the UK, but this piece from the latest Private Eye summarizes the situation better than I could. Whether you think it is a good or bad idea, the UK is now living with high levels of Covid. This is down to a … Continue reading What’s happening

New Worlds

The other day Michael Moorcock was kind enough to post a link to this blog on his Facebook page and it brought a lot of new readers here, for which I’m grateful. Quite a few of them seem to be interested in the goings-on of long ago, especially those connected with New Worlds® and its … Continue reading New Worlds

My digital half-life

Computers and I go back a long way. When I came to London as a research student in 1967 the whole of London University was serviced by a single huge computer. It was called Atlas and it occupied an entire building in a street alongside Euston Station. It looked like something from a science fiction … Continue reading My digital half-life

Blessed are the Woke

Am I woke?  If I am woke is that a good thing or a bad thing?  If I’m not woke should I be?  What is woke anyway? From Wikepedia: Woke is a political term that originated in the United States, and it refers to a perceived awareness of issues that concern social justice and racial … Continue reading Blessed are the Woke

My Musical Career

I recently posted some photos of myself on my Facebook page and was surprised at the number of Likes they got. The pictures showed me playing my saxophone — or pretending to play it — in 1963 shortly after I’d acquired the thing from a family friend. I’m somewhat diffident about posting pictures of myself, … Continue reading My Musical Career

The Jab

I had my first one yesterday.  The summons came out of the blue by phone on Monday evening, and the appointment was for Tuesday afternoon.  I’d hoped that these Covid-19 innoculations would take place at my GP’s surgery which is easy for me to reach, but no: I had to go up to Tottenham and … Continue reading The Jab

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