Daily Musings with JP Hummingbird
Literary Rabbit Holes

Literary Rabbit Holes

April 11, 2021

The experiment continues with a celebration of the unbridled joys of diving into literary rabbit holes. There's dawn walks with Nietzsche and Emerson; and far flung friends from the Flip Flopped Potterer in Gozo to the celebrated author/bluehouse librarian Luke Brown. There's playgrounds and parks and birdlife and the online world of connections and reconnections and newfound avenues to explore... poetry from Caroline Bird (30:55) and JP Hummingbird  (19:50)

In Praise Of The Flâneur

In Praise Of The Flâneur

April 4, 2021

The train of thought experiment continues with the false starts of Spring; further thoughts on hope and the book/movie Papillon - is silence a superpower?

There's some reflections on the glorious parklife of England and the contented poet saunterer - is this Baudelaire's vision of the Flâneur?

And some brief reflections on money - Is money freedom? Towards the end Philip Larkin makes an appearance with, 'This Be Verse'.

Signs Of Spring

Signs Of Spring

March 29, 2021

A leisurely meander through the early signs of spring whilst musing about the word 'hope', the author, Laurie Lea, the conundrum of wealth vs time and a few other tid-bits among the reeds and rushes.

Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain

March 14, 2021

There is coffee talk, talk of mothers, the Peot Shamen section, and the rise and fall of Crystal Mountain, as the Flying Snow Leopard finds its way home.

Crazy Wisdom

Crazy Wisdom

March 7, 2021

What do you do when there is nothing to do? Today we visit the snowy peaks of the Himalays and reflect the last week of furlough. Was it time well spent?

Song Of Myself

Song Of Myself

February 28, 2021

Today's episode reflects upon how we view the world: Do we have to create something to be creative? Orwell makes another appearance as he explores poverty through 'Down and Out in Paris & London'. Walt Whitman enters the fray alongside Norman Nicholson, who we are beginning to know quite well at this point.

The Meme Hunter

The Meme Hunter

February 21, 2021

This episode features the conclusion of Orwell's Homage to Catalunya. There is also an enlightening encounter with the Meme Hunter, T.V.M. And today's poem comes from South American literary great, Roberto Bolano. 

Caked In Red Dust

Caked In Red Dust

February 14, 2021

The rise and fall of everything. Have you ever dived head first into a crypto wormhole? Will Clubhouse take over the World? The joys of fallen fallow friendships that live forever. And, 'Listening to an Oxford Lecture Whilst Eating Soup'. 

Fare thee well 

@JPHummingbird

Episode 3 - TheOld Tea Seller

Episode 3 - TheOld Tea Seller

February 8, 2021

Is persistence the hallmark of a great artist? Can you hold on to your vision whilst the world fluctuates around you? Today's musings ramble across David Hockney's views on Van Gogh, Leonard Cohen's escape up the Zen mountain and Baisao's journey off that mountain back into the red dust of the world... enjoy.

Episode 2 - A North Light

Episode 2 - A North Light

February 1, 2021

This episode has a brief exploration of the effect that light can have on us and works of art. We travel through time a little to Cumbria in North West England to meet Norman Nicholson (Poet) and Percy Kelly (Painter). And then finish with a flurry of nothingness...

 

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