Razzi Writes #4

Posted by Razzi on
Category: From Old Jammy Toast, Razzi's Columns53 Comments

Tags: , , ,
A tree down in Salacre Lane, Upton caused by high winds.

Hello everyone, Razzi here again with my own column. We had a complaint the other day concerning the lack of little old me on the blog. Therefore, Dave said I had to write another one of my columns for today. I have no idea what he wants me to write; doesn’t he realise that I need to wait for inspiration?

Latest Bear News…

Posted by Lord Bearkeeper OBE DASc on
Category: Bear News/Update, From Old Jammy Toast56 Comments

Tags: , ,

Some of The Bears have been having a little play with the Blog Wallpaper today. We thought it might be a laugh to ask some of them to draw a picture of anything they liked and we would get Egginanoo to put them all together to form a collage. The Bears loved the opportunity to be set free with their imaginations and they have come up with little designs of their own. Some have been quite predictable coming up with Jam, Teddy Bears and even Cups of Coffee and Cookies but others have been more innovative and come up with whatever pops into their heads.

Gary Moore Died From Heart Attack

Posted by Lord Bearkeeper OBE DASc on
Category: From Old Jammy Toast, Music52 Comments

Tags:

Gary Moore’s death on Sunday looks initially to be from natural courses. An initial post-mortem has indicated that the Belfast musician died from a heart-attack. He died early on Sunday morning after arriving at a hotel in the Costa Del Sol. Spanish police have said that although toxicology tests are still to be completed; at this stage they are not treating the death as suspicious.

Beasley Street

Posted by Lord Bearkeeper OBE DASc on
Category: From Old Jammy Toast, Poetry53 Comments

Tags:

Today we thought we would share one of the Bear Laureate’s poems with you all. One or two of you were incredulous that we might like poetry, let alone appoint a Bear Laureate, but as with everything else Bear related it is not quite what it seems. John Cooper Clarke does not write poems about summer days on the meadow but rather about the grim aspects of life. Today we would like to feature one of our favourite poems; Beasley Street.

RIP Gary Moore

Posted by Lord Bearkeeper OBE DASc on
Category: From Old Jammy Toast, Music57 Comments

Tags:

The Bears and I were devastated last night to hear of the death of guitarist Gary Moore. The renowned rock guitarist died in his hotel room while taking a holiday break in Spain. Gary was a former member of the band Thin Lizzy and in later years a solo artist who played with some of the biggest stars in the business. He shared the stage with such rock luminaries as BB King, Albert King, Colosseum II, Greg Lake and Skid Row.

The Bear’s Poet Laureate

Posted by Lord Bearkeeper OBE DASc on
Category: From Old Jammy Toast, Poetry57 Comments

Tags:

A Poet Laureate is a poet who is officially appointed by his or her government to compose poems for state occasions and many other official events. In England, as well as having a Poet Laureate we also have a Children’s Laureate. Our current Poet Laureate is Carol Ann Duffy but the title has previously belonged to such notable poets as William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson and John Betjeman. The current Children’s Laureate is Anthony Browne.

We Did Not Make This Up!

Posted by Lord Bearkeeper OBE DASc on
Category: From Old Jammy Toast, Gobbledygook63 Comments

Tags:

Sometimes we laugh at the state of some of the laws in this country. As an example, did you know if your workplace or college/school runs a sweepstake for the Grand National then it is probably illegal and against this country’s gambling laws. In Manchester there is a law banning dog owners from using long leads. America is no better, in New Hampshire it is illegal to tap your foot, nod your head or in any way move in time to music in a tavern, restaurant or café.  My personal favourite is from Greene, New York, where it is illegal to walk backwards while eating peanuts.