Lyrics · Smart Thinking

At the end of the song “Delilah” is she alive or dead?

“Delilah”. You know the song, probably from Tom Jones’s version. You might recall the Sensational Alex Harvey Band’s recording from 1975 as well (it was mentioned in a question on Ken Bruce’s Pop Master quiz this morning). There’s a recording on YouTube here in case you need to refresh your memory. Literal versus Inferential I… Continue reading At the end of the song “Delilah” is she alive or dead?

Notes from West London · Smart Thinking

“Smart Thinking” and “Self Help” at the bookshop

A few months ago I noticed that my local bookshop has a whole section called “Smart Thinking”. This is where you’ll find Malcolm Gladwell’s books, and “Nudge”, “Freakonomics” and Daniel Levitin’s “The Organized Mind”. I don’t know when this section first appeared but assumed at first that it was intended for people who wouldn’t be… Continue reading “Smart Thinking” and “Self Help” at the bookshop