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Wez G Sessions – Episode 16

Wez G Sessions - Episode 16

This week’s episode 16 of the Wez G Sessions has a rather splendid assortment of songs, from reggae to pop, dance to chill, rock to rap… ENJOY! :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Kariya – Let Me Love You For Tonight (Ricky Rock Re-edit) [White] 2. Queen Latifah – Dance For Me [Tommy Boy] 3. Pearl Jam – Alive [Epic] 4. Dolphin Boy – Don’t Stop (Ashley Beedle’s Mavis Re-edit) [Rebirth] 5. Mandalay – Simple Things [V2] 6. Linton Kwesi Johnson – Di Eagle An’ Di Bear [Island Records] 7. Chic – My Feet Keep Dancing [Atlantic] 8. Chambao – Olvidarme De Ti [Sony Music] 9. Garbage – When I Grow Up (Danny Tenaglia’s Club Mix) [Mushroom] 10. Eurythmics – Here Comes The Rain Again [RCA] Wez G Sessions Episode 16 by Wez G on Mixcloud

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Review: A History of Spain

A History Of Spain

A History of Spain by Simon Barton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a concise, comprehensive history of Spain which reads very easily and seems to cover most aspects of Spanish history, if only glossing over parts without going into heavy detail. It does recommend further reading and as a general work I found the text very accessible. It provokes interest in further study of specific areas. I found that sometimes the author Barton, could be a bit imposing and over-generalistic in his views. I have read certain parts of Spanish history in detail and sometimes, in particular, regarding the Arab conquest and the Spanish Civil War, I feel that his views and general summary of events was a bit over-vague and inconsistent with the facts that have been presented by other authors. Having said that, with such a vast history to take on in such a short space, this History of Spain does work and fills the necessary gap of knowledge that newcomers to Hispanic Studies require. Whilst reading the book I made use of literary references to dig out future reading in specialist areas of Spanish history. the book concludes nicely with a well-written glossary and chronology that will be very useful for reference. View all my reviews

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Review: A History of Spain

A History of Spain by Simon Barton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a concise, comprehensive history of Spain which reads very easily and seems to cover most aspects of Spanish history, if only glossing over parts without going into heavy detail. It does recommend further reading and as a general work I found the text very accessible. It provokes interest in further study of specific areas. I found that sometimes the author Barton, could be a bit imposing and over-generalistic in his views. I have read certain parts of Spanish history in detail and sometimes, in particular, regarding the Arab conquest and the Spanish Civil War, I feel that his views and general summary of events was a bit over-vague and inconsistent with the facts that have been presented by other authors. Having said that, with such a vast history to take on in such a short space, this History of Spain does work and fills the necessary gap of knowledge that newcomers to Hispanic Studies require. Whilst reading the book I made use of literary references to dig out future reading in specialist areas of Spanish history. the book concludes nicely with a well-written glossary and chronology that will be very useful for reference. View all my reviews

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Wez G Sessions – Episode 15

Wez G Sessions - Episode 15

This week’s episode 15 of the Wez G Sessions features my guitarist Megman who randomly appeared in the studio while I was making the show. He’s added his own selection of tunes to give the show an extra specially diverse flavour. :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. BT – Embracing The Future [Perfecto] 2. Beastie Boys – Alive [Grand Royal] 3. 808 State – Pacific 707 [ZTT] 4. The Jam – Mr Clean [Polydor] 5. Dinosaur Jr – Freak Scene [SST Records] 6. Jason Mraz – Long Road To Forgiveness [Kensaltown Records] 7. Luisa Maita – Fulaninha [Cumbancha] 8. Jah Wobble’s Invaders Of The Heart – Visions Of You [EastWest] 9. Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Was Bleibt [Connaisseur Recordings] 10. WhoMadeWho – Heads Above (Original Mix) 11. Biffy Clyro – Now I’m Everyone [14th Floor Records] 12. M.A.N.D.Y. & Booka Shade – Home (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Interstellar Mix) [Get Physical Music] Wez G Sessions Episode 15 by Wez G on Mixcloud

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Review: On Paris

On Paris by Ernest Hemingway My rating: 4 of 5 stars This very brief work is a collection of Hemingway’s writings as a foreign correspondent for the Toronto Star. The author’s bright prose lights up what I believe to be the most fantastic city on earth, during the turbulent times of the 1920s. Paris was in a post-Versailles dilemma, the politicians fighting for German reparations and dangerously questing into the Ruhr valley. Hemingway vibrantly details the glamorous life in the French capital. The post-absinthe hedonism, the cafe culture, the nightlife of the Moulin Rouge. He contrasts the French joie de vivre with that of other European capitals and with a flamboyant passion for Paris, he brings to life this exotic city for all his readers. View all my reviews

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Review: Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

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Derrida: A Very Short Introduction by Simon Glendinning My rating: 3 of 5 stars The philosophy of Jacques Derrida keeps cropping up on my reading in Translation Studies. I’m getting a vague idea of deconstruction but really need to tackle the works of the man himself to truly understand his philosophy. I thought I’d try this short introduction as a taster to better familiarise myself with his ideas. I think that Derrida is slightly more complex and difficult to understand than more traditional philosophers. He gathers poles of thought within the philosophical movement. It seems that either you love or hate Derrida. I think the fundamental precept of Deconstruction is to reevaluate one’s ideals, to tear apart more traditional modes of thinking and to analyse a subject from a completely different, new perspective. This introduction left me, at times, feeling as though I was beginning to understand Derrida, yet at other times things went flying over my head and removed what knowledge I thought I had gained. I think the Derrida work on language is more accessible and I look forward to tackling ‘On Grammatology’. His work with words and language seems more logical and accurate and easier to digest than some of the less direct musings on philosophy or the nature of animals. From reading this book I can see why some people could easily dismiss Derrida. His ideas do provoke strong reactions and nowhere more so can this be seen than the reaction to his honorary degree at Cambridge University. think that what is certain about Derrida was that he was a true intellectual, a clever man with original ideas, who wasn’t afraid of ruffling the feathers of the established ways. The twentieth century was an era of vast change and there is no reason why new ways of dissecting the world should not arise. I anticipate building a deeper relationship with Derridean philosophy once I enter into his actual works. This introduction was enlightening in a sense but can be deconstructed into equally maintaining an illusion of confusion about this complicated man. View all my reviews

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