Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Richter plays Chopin

How to play a piano.

Right-wing plays

Julian Fellowes backed Nicholas Hytner's call for for a "good, mischievous right wing play" in an item on the Today programme this morning. The item did not mention that it was following up on a piece in The Sunday Times.

On Today, Julian Fellowes's main point was that the 60s left is now the establishment. He made the point at least twice. The most striking thing about the discussion (which is not captured in the BBC News online report) was that the playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah could not or would not understand this simple point.

Preachy drama (of any political hue) is no fun but the Iraq war deserves some treatment along the lines of The Falklands Play.

Monday, March 06, 2006


Some privatisation ideas at the ASI Blog. Shame their RSS feed doesn't give Bloglines the whole article any more or I'd read their site more often.

MoMA's curator

The memoirs of William S. Rubin.


I finally completed the touch-typing program, YESolo on the Keyboard. It is rather a tough 100 lessons but I liked the positive reinforcement messages and the rigorous approach. The program is very good value and I recommend it.

Walerian Borowczyk

Death of a surrealist.