Demis Roussos RIP
arts / Media / music

Demis Roussos RIP


Artemios Ventouris “Demis” Roussos (Greek: Αρτέμιος “Ντέμης” Βεντούρης Ρούσσος) June 15, 1946 – January 25, 2015 ♦ Pictures by Karl Dallas It was a strange gig for me, since I’d never been what you could call a big fan of Aphrodite’s Child – though I quite liked Vangelis, especially his music for Bladerunner. When my friend Denis, … Continue reading

Honouring the Prophet in the snow, January 17 2015
Activism / Church / Gaza / Islam / Israel / Jesus / Media / Palestine / Politics / Weather

Honouring the Prophet in the snow, January 17 2015


It was announced as an inter-faith gathering. And while the majority of the several hundred who gathered in Bradford’s Centenary Square as the thermometer plunged to below zero were undoubtedly Muslim, there were at least two Christians and even one atheist of my acquaintance who had responded to the call to honour the Prophet. While … Continue reading

This is the first item in my shop
Consuming passions / webstore

This is the first item in my shop


Bluetooth Smartwatch for £14.19 Product Details Key Features Connectivity:Bluetooth3.0 Supported Operation System:Android, iOS Smartphone Assistant:Message Control, Media Control, Hands-Free Calls Fitness & Wellness:Alarm Clock, Find My Device, Stopwatch, Timer, Activity Tracker Entertainment:Audio Specifications General Brand Rwatch Operating System Other Languages Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Turkish, Swedish, Italian,German, French, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, English, Thai Services … Continue reading

Activism / Graphic arts / Media / Politics / Religion

Charlie Hebdo


Last week, following the tragic shootings at the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, Prime Minister David Cameron joined leaders around the world to march with the people of France, against terrorism. Now a petition is quickly growing calling for French President, Francois Hollande, to honour Lassana Bathily. Malia born Lassana hid customers in a … Continue reading

Why I am not Charlie
arts

Why I am not Charlie


Originally posted on a paper bird:
There is no “but” about what happened at Charlie Hebdo yesterday. Some people published some cartoons, and some other people killed them for it.  Words and pictures can be beautiful or vile, pleasing or enraging, inspiring or offensive; but they exist on a different plane from physical violence, whether you want to call…

2on2sday HOA test
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2on2sday HOA test


I haven’t used Hangouts on Air (HOA) for some time because of my illness and this was a test show preliminary to a regular Tuesday afternoon 2on2sday show starting Jan 13 at 2pm GMT insh’Allah. Below you can see the completely unscripted and unedited test run today. I played the whole thing of the cuff, … Continue reading