Music Was Everywhere

Ulysses: an Inevitable Creation for a Singing Novelist “Though the heart be weary, sad the day and long,Still to us at twilight comes love’s old sweet song”. J.L. Molloy & G. Clifton Bingham. Music was EverywherePerhaps Ulysses was an inevitable creation for a singing novelist in a melodious metropolis. It is a very musical book.Continue reading “Music Was Everywhere”

Dublin’s Blooming Psychosis

Ulysses as the Definitive Psychogeographical Novel “I read that Bloom once came this way,The happy wanderer of his day.A journeyman like Ulysses,He had a lunch of wine and cheese”. Graffiti in the gents’ toilet at Davy Byrnes bar, Dublin. A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery inside an EnigmaUlysses is an infamously cryptic novel. Its revolutionaryContinue reading “Dublin’s Blooming Psychosis”

Sound of a Suburb

The Story of South London’s Cradle of Punk “Johnny’s upstairs in his bedroom sitting in the dark, annoying the neighbours with his punk rock electric guitar”. Sound of the Suburbs The Members (1978). Way on down south of London Town, there is a little-known suburb that can stake a claim to being the birthplace ofContinue reading “Sound of a Suburb”