Matty James Cassidy: Acoustic Souls (DVD, Pirate Heart Records)

I am a bit late with the newest Matty James Cassidy product that reached my place already a month ago. I am of course talking about the Acoustic Souls. Live at The Waterloo DVD that was officially released on 15 January 2021. Sorry about the delay, but fortunately you can still buy the DVD, so... Continue Reading →

Oskar Simolin 1838–1911

The name "Simolin" is a household name in my home town, Porvoo. The Simolin department store was, and is still standing on the edge of the Old Town and it was a place where I visited with my parents when I was a kid. The building is full of other activities nowadays as is the... Continue Reading →

William Hogarth’s Gin Lane

William Hogarth's most famous print, Gin Lane, was published on 14 February 1751. Gin Lane is still known, it's also an inspiration for new works of art. It's also my favourite work from Hogarth. It's sometimes forgotten that it had a pair, Beer Street. But as I am a gin person myself, I concentrate on the more... Continue Reading →

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