Scarborough Fair / Canticle (1)

                                                                                        Scarborough Fair / Canticle    (Simon & Garfunkel)   Are you going to Scarborough Fair: Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Remember me to one who lives there. She once was a true love of mine.                                                On the side of a hill in the deep forest green.                                                   Tracing of sparrow on snow-crested brown.                                                   Blankets… Read More Scarborough Fair / Canticle (1)

19 Febr. 1986: US Senate ratifies UN’s Anti-Genocide Convention

On 19 February 1986 the US Senate approved UN’s anti-genocide convention, enabling the United States to become the 98th nation to ratify that international agreement. The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide* had been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948 as General Assembly Resolution 260.… Read More 19 Febr. 1986: US Senate ratifies UN’s Anti-Genocide Convention

Mr Tambourine Man: cultural references (1)

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN Some critics have said that the “Mr Tambourine Man”  is about drugs, but Dylan has always denied that. Other commentators have interpreted it as a prayer to the singer’s muse for inspiration, his search for transcendence, or a reflection of the audience’s demands. “Mr. Tambourine Man” has also been interpreted as… Read More Mr Tambourine Man: cultural references (1)