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Shaken, Not Stirred

I often call for the arrest and prosecution of the bods in MI5, MI6, et al. because they are complicit in the fascist madness that’s happening in the West. It ain’t like James Bond, folks; talking of which, in a … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of the Moon

Sometimes this crazy, fucked-up world gets too much, so let’s chill out with a bit of music: some of my favourite tracks from Pink Floyd’s seminal album; and yes, I know I’m a crap DJ…

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A Day In The Life

George Martin died yesterday at the grand old age of 90. E ad a good innings. Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, And looking up I … Continue reading

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A bit of Bartok

Due to various hard drive crashes over the years, I’ve lost my favourite version of Bela Bartok’s Rumanian Folk Dances. I can’t now remember who performed this particular version. All I have left of it is a snippet from my … Continue reading

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Music tributes to David Bowie

There’s been a lot of them in the 7 days since Mr Bowie kicked the bucket. I’ll highlight two of my favourites, starting with Choir! Choir! Choir! who are an organisation based in Toronto, Canada. On Saturday evening, Choir! Choir! … Continue reading

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David Bowie RIP

Last week the 8th of January was David Bowie’s 69th birthday, and on that day he released an album called ‘Black Star’. Two days later, on the 10th of January, Bowie died of cancer. He’d been diagnosed 18 months ago … Continue reading

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Gin Lane and Beer Street

We have had 14 young French people staying in the gite for the New Year holiday. They come from Lyon and arrived on New Year’s Eve, staying for 3 nights. They were all in their late teens and early 20s … Continue reading

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Serge Gainsbourg

Well, what can you say about Serge Gainsbourg that hasn’t already been said? Gainsbourg (sort of pronounced: Gasper) was a singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor, and director. He’s often regarded as one of the most … Continue reading

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Van the Man

Van Morrison is a prolific singer, songwriter and musician who was born in Northern Ireland in 1945. His music covers rock, rhythm and blues, folk, blues, soul, celtic, jazz, country and gospel, and to date he’s released 34 albums during … Continue reading

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Phat Bollard

Phat Bollard were formed in 2010 in Calstock, Cornwall. They describe themselves as a folk group, although I would say they also got a punk edge and have some similarities to The Pogues. Phat Bollard travel all over the UK, … Continue reading

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