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

episode #74 month of October

October glows on every cheek,October shines in every eye,While up the hill and down the daleHer crimson banners fly.Elaine Goodale Eastman  This month’s name comes from Latin octo and Greek ôctō (as in octagon and octopus) meaning “eight,” because this was the eighth month of the early Roman calendar. October’s full Moon, known as the Hunter’s Moon,… Continue reading episode #74 month of October

episode #73 James Bond

The one and only special agent, notorious womaniser and masculine icon, James Bond is lavishing and exotic. The 25th film No Time To Die release day is 29th September! Ian Fleming, inspired by his experiences in Naval Intelligence during WW and his passion for travelling the world, sat down at his typewriter at Goldeneye, to write… Continue reading episode #73 James Bond

episode #59 flora in June

June is traditionally the month for peonies to burst forth, and is also very much the time for cutting roses.  Spoken word Edgar Allan Poe: Dream-Land read by Jerome McGann Music Gorillaz: Some Kind Of Nature Milez Benjinam: Chop That Wood Bossa Bossa: Aquarela Do Brasil Stelvio Cipriani: Papaya (Colonna sonora del film ''La polizia… Continue reading episode #59 flora in June

episode #54 platonic love

Platonic love is a phrase used with allusion to Plato’s account of love in his Symposium. The Symposium was named after the cultural and social practice of the same name, which was a post-banquet gathering in which men would drink, listen to music, and relax. In the text, there are seven speakers, all based on… Continue reading episode #54 platonic love

episode #52 wonders of the world

Spoken word Sir Walter Raleigh: What Is Our Life (read by John Richetti) Music Beastie Boys: Shambala Gorillaz: Tranz Malian Musicians & Damon Albarn feat. Simon Burwell: Institut National Des Arts Stereolab: The Flower Called Nowhere Bonobo ft. Andreya Triana: Stay The Same Florence + The Machine: 100 Years Koop feat. Mikael Sundin: Tonight Louis… Continue reading episode #52 wonders of the world

episode #33 candle of joy

Spoken Word Robert Herrick: Delight In Disorder read by Alan Rickman I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made… Continue reading episode #33 candle of joy

episode #27 daydreaming

Spoken Word W.B. Yeats: When you are old (read by Cillian Murphy) Music Gorillaz: Magic City Barrio Jazz Gang: Take Your Freedom Back Stereolab: The Flower Called Nowhere Aphex Twin: Kesson Dalef Frank Sinatra: Nothing But The Best Louis Armstrong &The Sy Oliver Choir: Didn’t It Rain? Coleman Hawkins: The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise… Continue reading episode #27 daydreaming

episode #26 jazz romance

Spoken Word John Keats: To Autumn (read by Ben Whishaw) Music Louis Armstrong: The Dummy Song Michael Sauer vs Phoneheads feat. Bill Ramsey: Why and When Gorillaz (feat. George Benson): Humility Natalie Cole: This Will Be St Germain: Rose Rouge GoGo Penguin: Quiet Mind Nancy Wilson: Call Me Belleruche: Ginger Wine Nina Simone: This Year's… Continue reading episode #26 jazz romance

episode #22 fairy tales

Spoken Word J.R.R. Tolkien: Tale of Tinuviel Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.Where words fail, music speaks.Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.Everything you look at can become… Continue reading episode #22 fairy tales