I suggest that it is the iconisation of the Stubbs portrait of George (later the) IV’s most successful horse, ridden in a distinctive flying gallop by his favourite jockey, Old Sam Chifney; and that the depiction of boots and reins without a rider symbolises George’s disgust at the termination of Chifney’s career by the Jockey Club following a race-rigging scandal.
More Czechs, Spike Jones, Brexit, burning Guy, Child Ballads, copyright, Robin Hood’s two pricks, and so on.
More untruths & idle opinions.
Dominated by a sojourn in the Czech Republic.
A rubbish heap in which a Ukrainian nuclear fireman finds romance with Willie Nelson.
How a mass-produced 1960s joke sign for bars and pubs became evidence of historical authenticity before being censured as a hate crime against tinkers and thinkers (or organ-grinders, as we are often known).
More monkey mess from the peripatetic Homerton/Hackney barrel organ.
And of a great British pub landlord, Juan from Málaga.