My apologies for my inactivity but I have been wrapped up in architecture; since you ask, I have been constructing and then deconstructing an institutional theory of architectural aesthetics (I don't expect this to mean anything to anybody but I thought that, if I proclaim publicly what I am doing, I will have more incentive to complete it).
Anyway, whilst I have been away, folks have been fighting the culture war right here in the barn. I will make my modest contribution soon but, since Eliot has been mentioned, I will direct you to All Embracing but Underwhelming, where Horansome has declared open season on philosophising and I have leapt in with that little matter of the taxi driver and Bertrand Russell.
Since Pablo mentioned Punk in the comments on this blog, and since it is Fundy Post Canadian Music Month, I should also direct you here.
And here is Martha and the Muffins. In case you are wondering which one is Martha, they both are. Martha on the keyboards went on to sing with the Associates and you can see her doing that and pretending to play violin here. Again, I do not expect that to mean anything to anybody, but then Fundy Post readers are often surprising.