La Scozia — Scottish Italians in 1908
La Scozia was an Italian language newspaper for Scottish Italian immigrants. It was weekly and ran for about 48 issues or so in 1908 (some weeks were skipped, some weeks had a double-issue covering 2 weeks). It described itself as "A weekly organ for the interests of the Italian colony". More information about it can be found here in Giancarlo Rinaldi's excellent overview at BBC Scotland. Thanks to Giancarlo's prodding I dug out some old clippings of my own of La Scozia from a trip to the British Library I made quite some time ago when I was doing some family ...
70mm Panavision — BBC World Service
Sometimes it's hard to imagine what I do counts as work . . this is one of those times. Special thanks to Michael Mannix of the Odeon Leicester Square for showing the skill involved in getting Hateful 8 screened.
Stob Ghabhar by Moonlight
At 3500 ft Stob Ghabhar commands respect in summer so a winter walk is definitely not something undertaken lightly but in February 2012 there was a sort of weather 'Quickening' where a confluence of certain elements produced a window of about 24 - 48 hours of almost perfect conditions for a climb. The photos below were taken by Scotland's second-best landscape snapper and Colin Prior-worrier Andy Fair. They're in sequence starting with the river shot just near the car park around midday which is late to be taking on a Munro but we wanted to hit the summit at around 4:30 ...
Joy of joys. Tamworth's finest metallers -- Wolfsbane -- are back together after God knows how long an absence. They have a new album which came out a couple of weeks ago: "Wolfsbane Saves the World", check out great new track "Smoke and Red Light". Wolfsbane aren't yet on Spotify so for the first time in years I bought an actual CD . . . my copy is on its way as I write. I must declare an interest. Back in 1986 or 1987 I was working at Moor Hall Hotel as a gardener . . . basically a skivvy with secaturs. ...
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