Culture

YYZ

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It might seem strange to celebrate Neil Peart’s life with a video that features an animation of him, rather than the real thing, but it’s a brilliant animation that really highlights his drumming skills. (And it’s one of the classic Rush tracks. Never liked anything they did after the 80s.)   Social media

Humour

The Brexit Memorial Home

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A little Friday afternoon fun: The Brexit Memorial Home (with apologies to Roger Waters) Take all your overgrown infants away somewhere And build them a home, a little place of their own The Brexit Memorial Home for Incurable Remainers and Lords They can appear to themselves every day On closed circuit TV To make sure they’re […]

Music

Debussy’s ‘Sunken Cathedral’ and Satie’s ‘Ogives’

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Philip Hensher in The Spectator wonders about Debussy being apparently devoid of influences: Hardly anything in Debussy’s work is obviously indebted to a predecessor. The hunt for influences on him is a favourite game of musicologists because it is so perverse; once you have mentioned Mussorgsky in the first orchestral nocturne and Wagner’s Parsifal in […]