Older households can afford to suffer and should “not expect” to live off interest payments because they previously benefited from property price rises, the deputy governor of the Bank of England suggested.
Rossa‘s two recent postings on the Tornado and Fred Dibnah set me thinking about the golden age of steam when everything was steam powered. (Most of our electricity is still generated by steam but that’s another story.)
But first, by way of an intro, some music:
When I first heard this I thought it was another typical piece of whimsy from John Hartford.
The Ramones appealed to me, not in their headbanging numbers but in their quintessentially American numbers, a blend of harsh guitar – almost a wall of sound – and harmonies overlaying a driving rhythm which seemed to ignore the end of sung lines and continue on by itself. It’s this blend of loud, brash and sweetly melodic I really love – clear vocals help too – and nowhere was this more apparent than in my favourite Ramones track. People, this demands headphones:
The MSM, being in the business of selling papers or gaining ratings, is always going to ride the conflict-between-the-sexes bandwagon and I can’t say that the offerings from the men’s side so far are all that much to write home about .
Still, if men don’t write articles praising themselves, they can’t expect that women will – can you imagine an article by a woman entitled: “In Praise of the Older Man?” I know, I know – don’t laugh. Google provides a handful of such articles.