Ode To A Suriname Toad.

I can’t remember ever having written much in the way of poetry, maybe when I was a kid at school but not much since. At our school, which is quite big on paying lip service to things, they have this thing called “Secret Friends” which you can sign up for.  What happens is that you…

Finger Pointing Songs: part 5. The Beatles. Or, A Twist (And Shout) Of Lennon.

“I’m really glad that most of our songs were about love, peace and understanding.” Paul McCartney, 1995. Credit where it’s due: when I think about nasty, finger pointing songs, The Beatles aren’t the first band that comes to mind.  The earlier stuff was primarily ‘I love you, you love me’ stuff.  It wasn’t really until Help!…