News and Features

30th August

News and features

Tis wonderful how circumstances roll into each other. With the information that Hugh Simmonds body was discovered in woods near Chalfont St. Giles, and that village being the one time home of the poet John Milton one’s mind is drawn to the visionary romantic poet and artist, William Blake. Next I hear from my friend Neil Hague, a contemporary Blake, in many ways, with news of his latest artwork…and then I get a notice from WordPress of a new ‘like’ and ‘follow’ on my books’ blog, by the illustrator and writer G.E. Gallas who has only gone and produced a stunning graphic novel in a tribute to William Blake.

poetandtheflea230x37030 pages of a marvellous graphic novel by writer and illustrator G.E. Gallas. Enjoy:

The Poet and the Flea is a reimagining of the life of the poet-painter William Blake. Set in 1790, at the onset of The Industrial Revolution, William suffers from the death of his beloved younger brother, Robert. Catherine (Kate) Blake attempts to comfort her husband, but cannot dispel his grief. During this spell of anxiety, William is visited by an ominous creature: The Ghost of a Flea. The Flea reveals a vested interest in William’s spiritual well-being — the result of an unorthodox wager. Will William triumph over The Flea’s sinister meddling? Or will he fall victim to The Flea’s corruption?
The Poet and the Flea Ode to William Blake

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13th August

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Well, the 13 and 4 struck again, and the 29…and the djinn in the city’s name is a signature (10 djinn):
Two explosions rocked the northern Chinese city of Tianjin late Wednesday, local time, killing dozens of people, according to authorities.
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9th August

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The long-term decline in viewership for America’s big TV outlets is finally starting to catch up to their stock prices. Since 2009, media stocks have been some of the best performers in S&P 500, but the last few days have seen $50 billion wiped from these companies.
Mainstream Media Stock Prices Collapsing as People Choose Internet Over TV

Comment: I know this article is about the U.S. media, but it applies globally. What’s coming (as I indicated on previous occasions – including the predictions for this year) are licences to use the internet.

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Ellis on FAR Radio: Friday, 7th August

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I will be on Robert Phoenix’s Free Association Radio show, The Friday FARcast, today (Friday)

2pm CST   8pm BST   7pmUT

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freeassociationradio/2015/08/07/friday-farcast-ellis-c-taylor-on-the-odd-case-of-james-casbolt-crop-circles

 

Due to the massive electronic interference my previous two interviews with Robert had suffered we agreed to record this one today.

It’s Lughnasadh, and the numbers in the timing of this show hold mysteries galore, even secrets, revelations and messages.

Will there be?

Listen to find out:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freeassociationradio/2015/08/07/friday-farcast-ellis-c-taylor-on-the-odd-case-of-james-casbolt-crop-circles

Don’t miss it. Set your alarm.