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Good words, well written, better the world. Good literature betters the world immeasurably.

Kellie Rucker – Blues is Blues


Kellie Rucker – Blues is Bluess

Malcolm D B Munro
Sunday 18 Novmeber, 2018

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Filed under: Media, poetry, songs, stories, Music, life sciences, art

Karen Lovely – Molotov Cocktails


Karen Lovely-Molotov Cocktails

Malcolm D B Munro
Sunday 18 November, 2918

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Dudley Taft – Have You Ever Loved a Woman


Dudley Taft – Have You Ever Loved a Woman

Malcolm  D B Munro
Sunday 18 November, 2018

Filed under: art, Literature, Media, Memoir, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Dr. Hector and The Groove Injectors Safe in your arms (Vital Signs)


Dr. Hector and The Groove Injectors Safe in your arms (Vital Signs)

Malcolm D B Munro
Sunday 18 November, 2018

Filed under: art, Literature, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Bob Dylan – All Along the Watchtower live 1988


Bob Dylan – All Along the Watchtower live 1988

Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Filed under: art, Literature, Media, Music, politics, songs, stories

Bob Dylan – All Along the Watchtower


Bob Dylan – All Along the Watchtower

Malcolm D B Muno
Wednesday 154 November, 2018

Filed under: art, Literature, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

The Aesthete’s Tenets


“Letting my freak flag fly high”

David Crosby, Almost cut my hair

Decades ago, actually when I was a younger man, I read Kenneth Clark’s book, Another Part of the Wood and adopted the tenets spoken within it.

Some of you may know Kenneth from his BBC Production, Civilization and the book which accompanied. The book is one of the finest of its kind, maybe even the finest, of its kind. Should the topic interest you, and you have not read Civilizations, you are urged to do so.

Here is Kenneth’s formulation for a life well led:

The pursuit of truth,

The maintenance of happiness,

And the creation of beauty

Malcolm D B Munro
Friday 9 November, 2018

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Filed under: art, Arts, Eternailities, Literature, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Incognita Speres


Incognita Speres

Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 15 November, 2018

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Little Miss May


Little Miss May is one of a series of political works.

The idea of this series came because I am highly political and have formulated in recent weeks a series of one liners. The challenge with such works is to create an work which has a greater universality than simply that of the moment to which the work may refer. In other words, to lifft what is topical to a work that has endurance. The goal is not necessarily to create a piece such as the picture of Lord Kitchner pointing a finger at the viewer and saying, “Your Country Needs You.!”

Besides, such works are graphic and serve some immediate purpose. My aim is to create a work which is lifted to a level more in line with Fine Art. This is achieved by treating the creation in a manner that does so through the use of care and attention to detail. The works proposed are not created in a hurry but carefully composed to create something that is complete and satisfying.

The work here is based on a long traction of political lampoon peculiar to the English. In this I draw upon the work of my predecessors. Prime examples are Gilray and Rowlandson. The results they achieved are crude and obvious in the manner of their execution. But are acclaimed, nonetheless. Modern cartoonists draw their inspiration from such works. Gerald Scarfe is the prime example in our time of these artists. Steve Bell, who creates for the Guardian newspaper,is another.

I seek to create a different tradition, though that may be overly ambitions. My work has its predecessors in line with what I have in mind. Many of the images from the last sixties, particularly 1968, have a wholly enduring quality. Those works will be with us for a very long time. They are what we refer to as classics.

And every generation creates them.

 Malcolm D B Munro
Monday 13 November, 2018

Filed under: art, Arts, Literature, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Sugarloaf – Green-Eyed Lady, 1970


Sugarloaf – Green-Eyed Lady, 1970Malcolm D B Munro
Monday 4 November . 2018

Filed under: art, Current Events, Literature, Media, Music, poetry, songs, Startup companies, stories

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