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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
There is a meme going around at the moment called 15 Albums, in which people have to name, er, 15 Albums that have stuck with them. I got tagged in this note, and here’s my list, along with a song … Continue reading
There are so many half-written blog articles, both in my notebook and in my head, but I’m too tired to finish any. Instead, I’m just going to sit back and let Graham Parker do the talking. I’m still going through … Continue reading
No posts since Friday, which is the longest fallow period since the relaunch of this blog. Still, it was my birthday on Sunday and I was seeing relatives over from New Zealand on Saturday, so I hope that the loyal readers … Continue reading