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My Desert Island Discs

After experiencing This time it’s personal, I was inspired. Not only to consider moving back up North, something I swore I’d never do, but to also consider which tracks would make up my… 1.801 woorden meer


Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Shining a Light, Keeping Track …

It wasn’t a bad night . Billy Bragg and Joe Henry at the Union Chapel in north London, the second night of the UK leg of their… 658 woorden meer


Skiffle - The Roots of British Rock 'n Roll

To give you some idea of what type of music skiffle was, here is a list of typical instrumentation:


At the End of the Day

Sometimes, a blogger’s task is a varietal one. Tonight I shall be mainly taking the piss out of politically correct strangulation of English, global economic growth bollocks, the Labour leadership election (take 2) and the continuing saga of how Theresa Mayormaynot honour the referendum result by doing what we asked the Silly Old Bag to do nearly two months ago: get us TF out of the European Union. 538 woorden meer

1001 Songs - 1956: Part Two

List Item:  Listen to the 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die

Okay it’s weird to have had to split the year up, but this was a proper biggun. 904 woorden meer

In Progress


Now you know you’re getting old when your children hit middle age, right? Well tomorrow we’re having a party for our lovely, beautiful, eldest daughter Rebecca who had her 40th birthday earlier this week. 433 woorden meer

Friends And Family

Rock Island Line: Leadbelly, Lonnie Donegan, and John Lennon

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song Rock Island Line.  This is originally a folk-blues song that was later converted to a British folk-pop song.  2.896 woorden meer

Rock And Roll