A skeleton reading a book illustrates the smell of dead dreams.

THE SMELL OF DEAD DREAMS

We take flowers to the hospital when we visit the sick and dying without reflecting on the irony that cut flowers are already dead and their scent is to shield us from the smell of dead dreams.  We see on our death bed, not our whole life flashing before us – as with a drowning […]

Bob Dylan on a motorcycle illustrates the song I SHALL BE RELEASED.

I SHALL BE RELEASED

When Bob Dylan in 1967 recorded I Shall Be Released in the basement of the Big Pink, a house rented by Rick Danko close to Woodstock, the title was elegiac and had a double meaning, naturally. The previous summer, on the night of 29 July 1966, Bob almost faced his maker when he skidded off […]

Beach scene illustrates CADAQUES MARXISM AND THE UNIVERSIDAD DE LA VILLA.

CADAQUÉS MARXISM AND THE UNIVERSIDAD DE LA VILLA

Cadaqués Marxism began long before Karl Marx was born and lasted until the middle of the 19th century when Marx and Engels in 1848 published the Communist Manifesto. The first settlers in Cadaqués were not wanderers seeking a safe haven, but the masons and carpenters with their wives and children who had laboured for three […]