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It was 40 years ago today….John Otway

Coming from a small city city myself I’m always drawn to bands and artists who appear, as if by magic, from somewhere that a bit different and remote. A sense of physical remoteness often lends a certain individuality to their … Continue reading

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Mark E Smith;Spector vs Rector vs Reaper

When Mark E Smith died at the age of 60 my first thought was to marvel that he had lived that long. Smith died on 24th Jan, my father in law Ralph passed away 24 hours later, it all felt … Continue reading

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The Bunch Rock On

One of my favourite podcasts is produced by ex-magazine The Word. Every so often ex members of the team gather to publicly shift through rants theories and conspiracies as well as interviewing people who are genuinely interesting. One of the … Continue reading

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Matty Groves

A holiday, a holiday And the first one of the year Lord Donald’s wife came into the church The gospel for to hear And when the meeting it was done She cast her eyes about And there she saw little … Continue reading

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Finding Fairport

Fairport Convention, the celebrated British folk rock group are due to play a venue near me very soon. I had considered going but when I discovered tickets are something along the lines of ¬£25 I soon declined. I still cant … Continue reading

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1978

And lo.. a new year was born and we called it 1978. The year started promisingly with me loosing my job. It appeared that my employers had overestimated the public’s desire for paper based goods. Business had not been good … Continue reading

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Happy Xmas (war is over)

In the days before The One Show, a popular magazine style TV show there was Nationwide, a popular Magazine style TV show. I tended to miss Nationwide ¬†because it coincided with our family dinners, these were the days where families … Continue reading

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