Sunday, 7 June 2020

What's New Pussycat?

“There are a set of religious, or rather moral writers, who teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery, in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true." - Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

My mother-in-law likes to recall the story of how she sat on Tom Jones' knee in a nightclub back in the 1960s.  I think we can assume that he the incident has been forgotten by him, if the reports of his life are even remotely true. Anyway, Sir Tom - who took his stage name from the film starring Albert Finney - is eighty today, so here he is with an elegiac cover of a Leonard Cohen song:


  1. I was about to wonder why there was a music video embedded in a
    ludosophy blog, but I suppose it's not unusual.

  2. I like 'ludosophy', but it's a hybrid, like 'television'. How about 'agonosophy'? Or, at a pinch, 'ludosapient' perhaps.

    Nice Tom Jones reference. They are fairly hard to work in to normal conversation given how many of his better known songs are about murder and death.

  3. Whichever you prefer; I shall bear it stoically!