James Brown Is Dead (Really)

I had the great pleasure of watching half a James Brown set at the V98 festival at Leeds in August 1998.  My original online journal entry for that day is here. We had started the evening, like most people at

Steve Irwin Killed!

Shocked and saddened to hear this morning that the unique and seemingly irrepressible Steve Irwin has been killed off the coast of Queensland by a stingray barb through the heart: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/5311298.