Psychologically locked down. — The Wall Will Fall

  I’m afraid we’ve chosen a course where we decided to hand in the keys of our lives and our freedoms to the Government in return for the illusion of safety. From this there is only one escape — but that would involve something I’m not sure we’re yet ready to do. via Psychologically locked down. … More Psychologically locked down. — The Wall Will Fall

Pipemakers Celebrate End of African Blackwood Export Licence Requirement — Piping Press

By Robert Wallace Bagpipemakers and other musical instrument manufacturers have finally won their battle over the use of African blackwood (ABW). For almost three years UK pipe makers have had to apply for costly licences for every set of pipes they export outwith the EU. These costs have had to be passed on to customers. … … More Pipemakers Celebrate End of African Blackwood Export Licence Requirement — Piping Press

Chance Encounters and Chinese Music in Scotland’s Capital — Liv’s Music World

How did I, a Mancunian (no not Manchurian – I’m from Manchester) living in Edinburgh, come to be playing in a Chinese orchestra? I often get asked this question (not the Mancunian bit) and the answer is – just by chance. I happened to meet musician and composer, Kimho Ip, in a school where he … More Chance Encounters and Chinese Music in Scotland’s Capital — Liv’s Music World

Modi wades into eurasianism — In These New Times

M.K.Bhadrakumar Indian Punchline 17th June, 2019 “If international diplomacy indulges in symbolism, this must be one of the most poignant ones in world politics in the recent times. The RIC has always been a red rag for the US — ever since the great Soviet strategic thinker and Kremlin statesman Yevgeny Maksimovich Primakov first proposed […] … More Modi wades into eurasianism — In These New Times