Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891

Lettres

Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

Playlist and excerpts from script for The Difference Hours on SYN 90.7 – 18/3

Penned upon the 18th of March, 2006

Week three 18/3 – A SOCIETY PARTY
In which many interesting gossips were shared

Features this week:
TEACUP IN A STORM
STORY TIME

Music this week:
Edith Piaf – Milord
Portishead – Wandering Star
Tom Waits – What’s he Building?
Charcoal Club – Lawbreaker
The Pogues – When the Ship Comes In
Katzenjammer Kabarett – Bal Manekinow
Gogol Bordello – Punk Rock Paranada
Debussy – La fille aux cheveux de lin
The British Bank/The life I lead
Sherlock Holmes – A Scandal in Bohemia (Part 1)
The Decemberists – The Soldiering Life
Revue Noir – A Girl, A Smoke
Besh O Drom – Kavalos
Fiona Apple – Criminal
Nina Hagen – Rythm & Romance
Thomas Dolby – Eastern Block
Flogging Molly – What’s Left of the Flag
Reverend Glasseye – Spook the Turk’s Nag
Marlene Dietrich – The Boys in the Backroom
Missy Elliot – Gossip Folks featuring Ludacris

Excerpts this week:
“I’m broadcasting clandestinely from Lady Montague’s ball. I’ve secreted a microphone in the plum duff, so I’ll excuse myself every now and then to talk to the buffet.”

“This week’s story is part one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Scandal in Bohemiaâ€�. You know, rumour has it that Sir Arthur was seen down the bottom of the garden with some fairies, a couple of little girls and some dubious photographs!”

“It seems [Lewis Carroll’s] new book will be called “Curiosa Mathematica: Part 1: A New Theory of Parallelsâ€�, and I hardly need say we’re all rather excited to see what young Alice gets up to in this one!”

MRS HENRIETTA CONFIDENCE-LATELY: “As a symbol of my support for the toiling masses, I attempt to live very cheaply, eating only a bland gravy and avoiding symbols of middle-class conceit like smiling.”

“Surely you must agree that the best way to inspire others is to lead by example. If Luddites, radicals and Fabians wish to share the comforts of the propertied with the common toiler, they should show that common toiler what they are working for by displaying those comforts, such as form-flattering frock coats and taffeta bustle gowns.”

“I heard a story about Manet the moocher – he was a red-hot hootchie-koocher. He was delicate, a frequent fainter, but Manet was a heck of an Impressionist painter.”


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