Tag Archives: United Kingdom

Was There Ever a Real Leader of the Luddites?

Ned Ludd (circa 1779) They say he is on an equal footing to Robin Hood: obviously a legend in his own lunchtime. Ned Ludd is not someone we can pin down to do a birth chart for, so we will … Continue reading

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“‘Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky”

Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) Have you ever noticed that most Jimi Hendrix photos show him in mid-song? This was a man in constant musical motion. He and his band The Experience were the toast of … Continue reading

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Fascism: Fascination of the Mind

Pink Floyd The Wall: the Movie (2000) Life in Britain during World War II must have been hell. The constant fear of invasion by the Germans coupled with nightly bombing raids and V2 rockets would have kept the population on … Continue reading

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Was Thatcherism a Form of “English Socialism”?

1984: The Graphic Novel (2021) It might seem a stupid question, but the timing of Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power in the 1980’s seems to lend itself to a Newspeak idea: Conservatism as an act of government to control the … Continue reading

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Two Urban Myths about TV Broadcast Interruptions

“The Whole World’s [not] Watching” August 29, 1968 You had to be there, I guess. And I suspect the starter of this rumour was conflating two separate events, one of which happened the day before in Chicago, and the other … Continue reading

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The Rapid Evolution of the Charity Record (1984-1985)

Do They Know It’s Christmas? This song was the first in a series of records to raise money for the starving people in Ethiopia, Africa. Until now, I had never considered seeing what that looked like astrologically. Admittedly, this chart … Continue reading

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Global Meditation Works: Here’s the Proof

Harmonic Convergence (August 16, 1987) Maybe it’s the innocence of the endeavour, or maybe it’s the need to ‘do something’ that brought people together on that fateful morning in 1987. Living in England at the time, I was aware of … Continue reading

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Other Points in Time: UK Homegrown Terrorism

London Underground Bombing (July 7, 2005) It’s hard to believe that it’s been 16 years already since this ‘surprise’ attack on London happened. It was presumed to be due to the part the UK played in the war on Iraq. … Continue reading

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And Speaking of the Police…

Magpie It’s an odd sort of memory. I was driving through Windsor Great Park on my way back to Ascot, where I lived during the week, from my work at Hook & Slate Fixings Ltd in the Slough Industrial Park, … Continue reading

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He Slipped Away in the Night, While the Rest Slept

The Death of Prince Philip (April 9, 2021) I guess he didn’t want to see what 100 years looked like in the mirror. Prince Philip died yesterday, and I waited an extra day to see if Buckingham Palace would provide … Continue reading

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