QuoteBraithwaite is looking forward to touring again after the pandemic, but acknowledged the difficulties facing British artists wanting to tour Europe post-Brexit. "It's going to be a nightmare, having to declare every piece of equipment you've got as you go from country to country," he said. "And there's going to be the visa costs, which for us will be more of a hassle than anything else, but to some bands it'll probably stop them being able to tour. As it stands, the music industry has been completely hung out to dry; as far as the music industry's concerned, it's a no-deal Brexit."https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/feb/26/mogwai-first-no-1-album-25-years-as-the-love-continues
Quote...by the way something that one guy said on that morrissey forum describes it rather well: "Sure, hearing Bob sing about getting an awesome blowjob is mildly entertaining, but..."
yes, 'but' indeed.
QuoteYoung women reported a lack of respect and satisfaction in their sexual experiences. Even on dates, women said they felt pressured to provide pleasure. Orenstein was surprised when "a freshman at a West Coast college said to me, 'A girl will give a guy a blowjob at the end of the night because she doesn't want to have sex with him and he expects to be satisfied. So if I want him to leave and I don't want anything to happen...'"
QuoteEs müssen nicht erst die großen Dramen und tragischen Schicksale sein, die zeigen, wie sehr das Andauern der Corona-Krise zum sozialen Problem geworden ist. Psychologinnen und Psychiater beobachten bereits zunehmend Angst- und Essstörungen, Sozialverbände warnen verstärkt vor Vereinsamung unter Seniorinnen und Senioren, die zum Rasten und damit zum Rosten verdammt sind, und Krankenkassen mahnen längst, unter Berufstätigen steigen die Fallzahlen bei Depressionen.https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/deutschland/id_89544226/corona-in-deutschland-die-krise-belastet-uns-als-alle-immer-mehr.html
Alle, die diese Kolumne relativ regelmäßig verfolgen, wissen, dass ich nicht gegen Corona-Maßnahmen bin. Im Gegenteil, gehöre ich doch selbst zur Risikogruppe. Es ist jedoch unverantwortlich, wie wir insbesondere mit Kindern und Jugendlichen in dieser Pandemiezeit umgehen. Kaum Konzepte, kaum Aufmerksamkeit, keine Schnelltests, kein Sport, keine Hobbys, keine gleichaltrigen Freundinnen und Freunde ... einfach nichts. Dieser Zustand wird bei sehr vielen jungen Menschen Wunden hinterlassen, die nicht so einfach zu heilen sind.
Wirtschaftlich vermag Deutschland den Lockdown noch lange durchhalten, gesellschaftlich nicht. Bei der künftigen Gestaltung der Corona-Maßnahmen müssen die gesundheitlichen Entwicklungen im Fokus bleiben: 1. die Todeszahlen, 2. die Entwicklungen in den Krankenhäusern, vor allem auf den Intensivstationen, 3. das Infektionsgeschehen. Je länger die Pandemie allerdings dauert, desto stärker treten soziale und psychische Schäden neben ihnen in Erscheinung und gewinnen an Relevanz. Wenn Bund und Länder nächste Woche zusammentreten, müssen sie das endlich berücksichtigen!
Quote from: undefinedWhile providing a much-needed lifeline for workers during the recession, JobKeeper has also been a cash bonanza for some companies whose fortunes have greatly improved off the back of a rise in consumer spending as Australia emerges from the worst of the pandemic.
The festival has come to a head this week with company reporting season providing a glimpse into some of the biggest publicly-listed rorters of them all.
Today we hand out awards for some of the most shameless -- the gambling empires, billionaires and investment bankers that have pocketed large profits during the pandemic thanks in part to millions in government handouts.
Quote from: SueC on November 11, 2020, 14:54:11Quote from: word_on_a_wing on November 11, 2020, 11:41:20Based on the title and the high price it seems most fans are betting this is his. The handwriting certainly looks familiar...
The sky on that is beautifully done, and the reflections in the ocean. ♥
I vote they put a print of that one somewhere in the booklet of their new album.
Quote from: SueC on February 23, 2021, 14:00:10Always good to learn something new, and to find new puzzle pieces. It's beginning to strike us listening to various things that a lot of people seemed to be influenced by The Beach Boys
Quote from: SueC on February 23, 2021, 14:00:10The weirdest stuff I have is an album by an outfit called Monsieur Camembert.
Quote from: SueC on February 23, 2021, 14:00:10Brett was just saying that's like the Sex Pistols and the Celibate Rifles!
Quote from: Susann K.Bye, that's it - from the everyday life of a piano teacher
(...) No appreciation, no thanks
Who am I? What role do I play? What is the role of the son? Why is this family sending their child to my class? What should he do there? Learn an instrument or be entertained? And what am I doing in the parents' eyes? Seriously teaching? Leisure fun? Afternoon care?
The thoughts and questions race at top speed through my head and through my whole body:
Is it actually normal that an almost nine-year-old child is not able to pack his grades himself?
Is it actually normal that the questions I ask an almost nine-year-old child are still answered by the parents standing next to him?
Is it actually normal to constantly ask me and my colleagues to do things that they basically don't understand?
Do these people actually know what a music school is?
Do these people actually know what studying music is?
Do you know that teaching music is anything but a hobby?
Did these parents actually say "thank you" to me? I can not remember. Maybe my anger is so great that I just hide the "thank you".
No, I didn't hear a "thank you". I have a good memory.(...)