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episode #82 treasures of Wirral

Hoylake the name Hoylake was derived from Hoyle Lake West Kirby “Kirby” is an old Norse (Viking) name, meaning ‘church-town’ originally Kirkjubyr, meaning ‘village with a church’. The form with the modifier “West” exists to distinguish it from the other town of the same name in Wirral: Kirkby-in-Walea (now the modern town of Wallasey).  Port… Continue reading episode #82 treasures of Wirral

Instagram account termination

Through the Bohemian Looking Glass Instagram account is going to be deleted on 26th December 2021. Veronika has decided to boycott social media platforms until a safer environment for users is provided. If you are wishing to reach her write an email veronika (at) ms eclectic mind (dot) eu. Her personal account is still working… Continue reading Instagram account termination

episode #81 back to the past

Spoken word Robert Minhinnick: The Rhinoceros read by Michael Sheen Music The Propellerheads feat. Miss Shirley Bassey: History Repeating  Boards of Canada: New Seeds Moby: In This World The Good, The Bad & The Queen: History Song Morcheeba: Gained The World Gabin: Keep It Cool Underworld: Dirty Epic Rufus Wainwright: Complainte de la Butte Damon… Continue reading episode #81 back to the past

episode #80 November in history

At 3pm on 2 November 1936 the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC began the world’s first regular hi-definition television service, from specially constructed studios at Alexandra Palace in North London.  Armistice Day – Remembrance Day – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the guns finally fell silent, the war halted and… Continue reading episode #80 November in history

episode #79 month of November

The meaning of November comes from Novem, the Latin word for nine. Because November was called mensis november, the ninth month. The old Roman calendar started in March, making November the ninth month.  The Anglo-Saxons called November “wind monath”, because it was the time when cold winds started to blow. They also called it “blod… Continue reading episode #79 month of November

episode #77 Halloween

Halloween (a contraction of “All Hallows’ evening”),also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve,or All Saints’ Eve is a holiday observed on 31st October the day before the Western Christian feast of All Saints, or All Hallows, and initiates the season of Allhallowtide. In much of Europe and North America, celebration of Halloween is largely nonreligious.… Continue reading episode #77 Halloween

episode #76 weather predictions

Spoken word Allen Ginsberg: Elephant in Meditation Hall Music Nu Yorican Soul (4Hero Mix): I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun  Vanessa Paradis: Sunday Mondays The Limp Twins: Sunday Driver Nostalgia 77: Rainclouds Coleman Hawkins: The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt: On the Sunny Side… Continue reading episode #76 weather predictions

episode #75 Black History Month

The former London Mayor Ken Livingstone explained this beautiful way; “In order to enrich the cultural diversity of the Greater London area, it is imperative that Londoners know more about African influences on medieval and renaissance European music so that accepted ideas about European music is changed. Despite the significant role that Africa and its… Continue reading episode #75 Black History Month

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