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AUGUST 2015

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**Tue 18 Aug 15**
KENSINGTON ODEON
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Kensington is now about to lose its landmark cinema. Do we care enough ?

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions
SAVE THE KENSINGTON ODEON FROM DEMOLITION

Bri

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**Mon 17 Aug 15**
WHAT AN APPALLING RACE WE HAVE BECOME
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What an appalling race we have become. When did we turn our backs on compassion ?

Bri

NEW STATESMAN
Owen Jones talks to Calais migrants: "They forget we are human"

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**Mon 17 Aug 15**
38 DEGREES "UNILEVER CLEAN UP YOUR MESS NOW"
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https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk
Unilever's CEO prides himself on his positive record - tell him to clean up his act!

Bri

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**Sat 08 Aug 15**
"BRIAN MAY DOESN'T BELIEVE IN ALIENS" ?
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Ha ha ! Well, true !!

But I wonder why they so often use the word ‘admitted’ … ?

It’s not an admission, it’s a point of view.

What is the matter with these journalists ?!!

CONTACT MUSIC
Brian May doesn't believe in Aliens
4 August 2015

Queen guitarist and astrophysics expert Brian May has admitted he doesn't think aliens exist and believes life as we know it on Earth could be a ''one off'' event.... [continues]

Bri

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**Fri 07 Aug 15**
FASHION ICON?
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Ha ! Thanks ! Must be the only time I was ever a fashion icon ! ha ha.

Bri

Stephanie Williams
Rocking skinny jeans and baggy vests before all you nandos hipsters! Love this pic of the one and only Dr Brian May

Fashion icon

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**Thu 06 Aug 15**
BEAUTIFULLY CAPTURED - PHOTOS FROM APL

(NASA - Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory)
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[Henry Throop kindly sent a wonderful collection of photos from the time spent with the New Horizons Pluto guys - see LETTERS]

This is just great. I didn’t feel comfortable snapping stuff myself when I was in the NASA rooms … and to be honest I didn’t even realise anyone else was recording my time with the guys. But this is so beautifully captured.


[Click Next to advance]
PHOTO GALLERY (by kind courtesy Henry Throop. Visit WEBSITE HERE for large images)

Bri

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**Thu 06 Aug 15**
ASTRONOMY PICTURE OF THE DAY !!

MY VERY OWN PLUTO STEREO ! (WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS !!)
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Delighted to have had my Pluto stereo accepted as an APOD ! It’s TODAY ! I always check out this page … they have some amazing stuff on there. And it keeps you up to date on what’s good-looking in Astronomy !

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150806.html

Bri

Astronomy Picture of the Day

As text:

Stereo Pluto
Image Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins University/APL,
Southwest Research Institute - Stereo Assembly: Brian May

Explanation: These two detailed, true color images of Pluto were captured during the historic New Horizons flyby last month. With slightly different perspectives on the now recognizeable surface features they are presented in this first high quality stereo pair intended for viewing by denizens of planet Earth. The left hand image (left eye) is a mosaic recorded when the spacecraft was about 450,000 kilometers from Pluto. The right single image was acquired earlier, a last full look before the spacecraft's closest approach. Despite a difference in resolution, the pair combine for a stunning 3D perception of the distant, underworldly terrain.

Tomorrow's picture: new moon, full earth

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**Mon 03 Aug 15**
HEN HARRIERS - AND LIONS (REMEMBERING CECIL)
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Brian supports Hen Harrier Day

Tell me about it. We are seemingly blind to our own atrocities

Hen Harrier Day 2015
http://thunderclap.it/projects/28786

http://henharrierday.org

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I have signed. Please join me, folks. Vamos a cambiar el mundo. Remembering CECIL. THANKS
https://www.change.org

He Shot him down.

http://internationaltimes.it/he-shot-him-down/

Bri

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Sun 01 Aug 15**
THANKS GUYS - WEEKEND WOGAN
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Yep - we are live and dangerous 11am this morning on Radio 2 !

Thanks guys for a great warm welcome - it made getting up at 8am on Sunday morning SO worthwhile !! ;-)

Bri

Bri and Kerry - Weekend Wogan
Bri and Kerry - Weekend Wogan

Brian, Kerry and Chesney Hawkes
Bri, Kerry and Chesney Hawkes [BBC]

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Sun 01 Aug 15**
CILLA - R.I.P.
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Cilla Black R.I.P.

So sad to hear you’re gone.
You were something
absolutely wonderful.
I didn’t really know you,
but I’m glad I had the chance to tell you that.

Sincere condolences to Cilla’s family and all who were close to her.

Rest in Peace

Bri

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Anyone who had a heart

Cilla Black - Anyone Who Had A Heart
CILLA BLACK ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART - https://youtu.be/ZUxn6JLwdDY

Listen to the way she sings the first verse all tentative, breathless and vulnerable. Then hear the switch to terse pleading, with a massive change of tone … “Knowing I love you . .. SO !” that was one of her trademark - and we loved her for it. Incredible effortless pitch - completely outside the range of the ‘polishing' that took the spontaneity off so many pop singers oft time, she kept her raw Liverpool edge and used it to conquer the stage. No ‘show’, no dance steps, not showbiz grooming, no fake American accent … just a real singer who sang from the heart. Dammit … there is so much to say about her. Nobody ever came close to imitating her.

 

You’re my world


Cilla Black - You're My World - https://youtu.be/cBjceO5PYJY

This one too … she pulls off that wonderful change in tone here too … when she gets to "With your Hand ...” it sends shivers up your spine. But she’s also beautiful (though she didn’t think she was) and has an epic sexiness … an untamed quality. She’s also adorably self-effacing in the interview afterwards … “No - my hair’s red ... from a bottle !”. What a fabulous innocent talent.

Bri

 

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