Sir Raymond Davies......hooray!

 The Queen's New Year Honours includes one of my very favorites of all times, Ray Davies. He is a mixture of old and new. While he sings about old times, he was usually in a rack and roll band. His portraits of contemporary life in the UK, and indeed the world, are musically and lyrically ingenious.  am thrilled for him and would like to express my thanks to Her Majesty.

   I am sure I will have something more to say about this and others on the list, but as the BBC would say, these were the main points.