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In praise of Tim Burgess

June 26th, 2020 · Comments Off on In praise of Tim Burgess · Life, Music

When I listed the various people, mostly entertainers, who helped make the lockdown pass a bit more easily I missed a few people out. For example I forgot the always brilliant Jonathan Pie and his lockdown video diary. I also forgot Darren Maclaine and his little impressions of famous singers doing the thems to TV […]

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Lockdown survival aids

June 20th, 2020 · Comments Off on Lockdown survival aids · Life, Music

Let’s be honest here, the lockdown has really ended now hasn’t it? OK, there are no pubs, cafes, theatres, music and sports venues, but otherwise I think a lot of people are now treating it as all over except where it suits them to pretend it is all still going on – I am thinking […]

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Is this where prog rock actually started?

June 16th, 2020 · Comments Off on Is this where prog rock actually started? · Music

The other night I was watching a re-run of an old Sky Arts show from 2016 – Trailblazers. This one was all about prog rock. I have watched a few of these. They are entertaining enough, with lots of nostalgia-inducing clips and Noddy Holder’s distinctive voiceover, but ultimately they tend to promise more than they […]

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All Killer – Mlah (1988)

May 25th, 2020 · Comments Off on All Killer – Mlah (1988) · Music

I think I have mentioned that, in the list of albums I would consider to be all-killer-no-filler, debut albums are disproportionately represented, and this is another example. It is a very personal choice and probably not a favourite of many people, at least not many British people. At the time it came out, there was […]

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Passing the time in lockdown

April 8th, 2020 · Comments Off on Passing the time in lockdown · Life, Music

Some people are spending this period of lockdown being very creative, learning a new skill, taking up a new hobby, or catching up on books and TV they never quite had the time for previously. Others are bored stiff and looking for something to do. But some of us are fortunate (?) enough that they […]

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2019 – Must I Evolve?

January 3rd, 2020 · Comments Off on 2019 – Must I Evolve? · Music

Now we are firmly into 2020 (Happy New Year BTW) it is time to increment my 1962 onwards playlist by another tune. Deciding what to put on there was a tough decision because there was so much good music last year, and I got to listen to a lot more music than I normally would. […]

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Thinking Christmassy thoughts

December 25th, 2019 · Comments Off on Thinking Christmassy thoughts · Life, Music

I don’t think its a secret that I am not a fan of Christmas. I’m not ashamed of that, not proud, it just is what it is. I just don’t get it or buy into all the fuss about it, but ironically I may well enjoy it more than many of the Xmas fanatics because […]

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2019 Wrapped. A few surprises

December 7th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2019 Wrapped. A few surprises · Music

Spotify have this ‘wrapped’ feature where they tell you what your most listened to songs and artists are for the year. A bit premature when there is nearly a twelfth of the year left, but it is what it is. My bedtime habits do rather influence the results though. I have 30 or so playlists […]

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New Age Steppers

August 1st, 2019 · Comments Off on New Age Steppers · Music

I was dead chuffed yesterday when I stumbled across New Age Steppers on Spotify. I used to have a 12″ single of theirs back in 1981. It got played a lot, but I never really knew anything about them. I just liked the single, which I only bought unheard because it was going cheap. My […]

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2018 – Get Your Shirt

July 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2018 – Get Your Shirt · Music

As far as music was concerned 2018 was many things: it was even better than 2017, it was a year for female artists and it was a year for comebacks.

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