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Self revelation is a risky business. We mostly unravel to others slowly over time. There is a protocol. It is usually mutual. We adjust our story in light of the listener's as we go along. Not so on this internet where, alone at the keyboard, drunk on the power of a one-way conversation, we can scream our follies unguarded and ungilded into the electric storm. Here then, for whatever it says, are some lists of things that I have especially enjoyed.


Albums Books

Blue Train, John Coltrane

Jazz Samba, Stan Getz & Charlie Bird 1962

Blue,  Joni Mitchell 1969

Moondance, Van Morrison 1970

His Band and Street Choir, Van Morrison 1971

In the Court of the Crimson King, King Crimson 1972

Clouds, Joni Mitchell 1973

Crime of the Century, Supertramp 1974

Here and There, Elton John 1976

Heavy Weather, Weather Report 1977

Aja, Steely Dan 1977

42nd Street, Billy Joel 1978

Crann Ull, Clannad 1980

Peter Gabriel 3, 1980

Innervisions, Stevie Wonder 1981

Too Rye Aye, Dexys Midnight Runners 1982

Scatterlings, Juluka 1982 

Dark End of the Street, Moving Hearts 1982

A Different Kind of Love Song,  Dick Gaughan 1983

Ride On, Christy Moore 1984

Today, The Osmond Brothers 1985

Negociations and Love Songs, Paul Simon 1986

One Fair Summer Evening, Nanci Griffith 1988

Woodface, Crowded House 1991

Every Time You Say Goodbye, Alison Krauss and Union Station 1992 

Gordon, Barenaked Ladies 1992

Mi Tierra, Gloria Estefan 1993

Kidnapped, R.L. Stevenson

Autobiography, Sean O'Casey

Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, James Hogg

Northern Lights, Philip Pullman

The Age of Reason J.P. Sartre

Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown

Catch 22, Joseph Heller

Slaughterhouse 5, Kurt Vonnegut

A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving

The Tin Drum, Gunter Grass

The House of the Spirits, Isabelle Allende

A History of the Civil War, Shelby Foote

Testament of Devotion, Thomas Kelly

Fairy Tales

The Emperor's Clothes

The Billygoats Gruff

The Boy Who Cried Wolf



Baked Cheesecake

Pavlova with raspberries

Banoffee Pie

Baked Alaska

Banana Split