All posts tagged: strange

Muse of the Day

No net ensnares me…

Muse of the Day

I do love the beginning of the summer hols,’ said Julian. They always seem to stretch out ahead for ages and ages.’‘They go so nice and slowly at first,’ said Anne, his little sister. ‘Then they start to gallop. Enid Blyton, Five Go Off in a Caravan

Muse of the Day

The past always seems better when you look back on it than it did at the time. And the present never looks as good as it will in the future. It’s depressing if you spend too much time reliving old joys. You think you’ll never have anything as good again. Peter Benchley, Jaws

Muse of the Day

The air of those rooms was saturated with the fine bouquet of a silence so nourishing, so succulent, that I never went into them without a sort of greedy anticipation, particularly on those first mornings, chilly still, of the Easter holidays, when I could taste it more fully because I had only just arrived in Combray[…] Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

You Don’t Own Me

You Don’t Own Me was originally recorded by Leslie Gore in 1963 when she was only 17 years old. At the time, the defiant song inspired young women, and is seen as one of the early influences of the Women’s Liberation Movement.  There have been several successful covers of the song, most recently by SayGrace in 2015, who gives the song a modern swagger. Interestingly, SayGrace’s version is produced by Quincy Jones, who also produced Leslie Gore’s version.