Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Otis Spann: Good Morning Mister Blues

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

One of Mr B's favourite CDs, this is the title track . . .

Gulp! I just checked. . . the CD now retails at US$124.72

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Heavy downpour

The tail end of the outer rainbands of Typhoon Chanthu, which passed well to the southwest of a little island in the South China Sea

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Rev. James Cleveland and Dr. Charles Fold: This Too Will Pass

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

In times of trials and tribulations . . .

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Joyce Hor-Chung Lau: Hong Kong's art scene

Good overview of Hong Kong's art world. Make that the plastic arts (painting, calligraphy, installation, etc). The article appeared in the International Herald Tribunal late last week.

For ease of convenience, you can read it on the author's blog: joyceland

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Schubert: Death and the Maiden

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Alban Berg Quartet, first part of first movement . . .

Friday, July 09, 2010

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Michael Jackson: The "Thriller" Diaries

What's not to love? The inside story on the making of Michael Jackson's epic 1983 video, Thriller: vanity fair

This year the video was designated a national treasure by the Library of Congress, the first music video to be inducted into the National Film Registry. Glorious, just glorious: youtube

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

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The Other Side

Far down the eastern end of Hong Kong island is Chaiwan. Up over the hill and and off to the left on the road to Shek O sits the massive public hospital Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH).

Discussing its long name with a friend, we finally decided English speakers who are newly arrived probably call it "the Pamela Youde" whilst oldtimers surely refer to it as "the Nethersole'; whilst Cantonese speakers have no problem at all, they just call it "Eastern Hospital".

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Monday, July 05, 2010

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Richard and Linda Thompson: I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

What it says on the label . . .

Friday, July 02, 2010

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Cloud patrol

Strawberry Fields Forever

A guide to buying, storing, cooking and eating strawberries: guardian

Thursday, July 01, 2010