Closed-mindedness of Anglophone culture

Obituaries like these, useful as they are, show how Anglo-American centric we are here in the UK… considering we’re in the continent of Europe (regardless of EU membership or exit) you would think that from this obituary, no famous French, Italian, German or Spanish person died apart from the odd chef who might have been known simply because they cooked here.
This is down to the complacency of anglophone culture… i.e. what’s the point of learning about people who speak other languages. And I stress, this is not a Brexit issue, there are plenty of ignorant closed minded people on both sides…

New pedestrian / pelican crossings… evolution?

In the past few years there’s been an ingenious new pedestrian crossing system implemented in many parts of the UK. Each new installation must cost tens of 1000s of pounds. In previous decades we could use these pelican crossings by pressing a button and looking across the road, waiting until we see the green man. Now with this new system, we look across the road and see… nothing! As I said, the system is ingenious!

The temptation (or necessity) to share oneself

No I don’t mean literally share yourself, I mean share links to do with yourself.
We really as artists can’t help sharing info, links, videos and reviews about ourselves… because really, in this net saturated world, who else is going to share the info? And even if big magazines have written the article, the irony is we still have to share the link to the article because otherwise, the fans will have probably missed it!