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More from Detroit

For a long while Detroit has held a fascination for me. It’s not exactly on the tourist trail so I am probably not ever going to visit. I imagine that in Detroit it is always winter and everyone is driving … Continue reading

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Unsung Heros Georg Kajanus

WHO? Well lets give the man his full name; for a start we are talking about Prince Georg  Johan Tchegodaieff singer, guitarist, artist,  composer, songwriter, inventor of the Nickelodeon and all round renaissance man. Most importantly for the purposes of … Continue reading

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QUO !

The necessary fashion accoutrement for the aspiring bohemian at my school was the canvas rucksack. Cheap and hard wearing, available at all army surplus shops, the bag suggested ‘although I recognise that I have to carry school work around this … Continue reading

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Unsung Heroes …Mickey Finn

I’ve always like the idea of a band incorporating a member who’s musical contribution is minimal. It sends out a very strong message that the band is more than just about music and money. Of course bands are mainly about music … Continue reading

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Bad Company

The Drums must be the only instrument its possible to learn without actually having the instrument in front of you. Its hard to imaging someone learning the French Horn for example by pouting and moving their fingers about in mid … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Slade?

October 13 1979. I date a remember because it’s my 21st birthday. I’m living in Nottingham now in a cold damp Victorian house in one of the less salubrious parts of the city (of which there are plenty). There’s three … Continue reading

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Horses..Horses..Horses..Horses

By 1975 the New Musical Express, the NME, had taken up residence in my life where it would remain lodged for the next five years. My Mum, bless her, has always been keen to indulge my reading, at one point … Continue reading

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When is a Band not a Band?

As predicted by myself a few weeks ago The Bay City Rollers have reformed. To be honest that didn’t require psychic abilities on my part. The clock is ticking for the Rollers, Les McKeown has an extensive substance abuse past … Continue reading

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