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It’s been a quiet week on the blog. I’m still not over a cold which has transmogrified into an ear infection, and Fairer Votes campaigning is taking up more and more of my time. This weekend I plan a mammoth … Continue reading
The second of my folk gigs that I’m writing about (and I’m seeing Ralph McTell tonight, so it’ll soon be a third) is that of the marvellous James Keelaghan, a Canadian singer-songwriter. I knew very little of his work before … Continue reading
I have talked before in Musical Mondays of Show of Hands, a truly marvellous folk duo (though really a trio now) from Devon. One half (third?) was playing a solo gig at the Rock in Maltby, which is a former Wesleyan … Continue reading
The theme for this week’s Musical Mondays was inspired by an article of Dorian Lynskey’s that appeared in The Guardian last week, entitled “Down with Bono-bashing”: Armed with a robust ego and a strong faith, the singer can weather the … Continue reading
On my holiday in London last week I had this conversation about twice a day, on average: Them: What are you doing later this week? Me: Well, I’m seeing Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby on Friday. Them: Oh. (Pause) Never … Continue reading
After a brilliant week in London, I’m now back and will be blogging again, thesis permitting. I went around London supported my faithful companion “Wheels”, my wonderful carrying case. Reminds me of this song: