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An audience with Gentle Giant

My first ever rock gig and one of my earlier posts And so at some point I was ready to attend my first gig. I cant remember how it happened but as is often the case in adolescence my first … Continue reading

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Class of 74…Wally vs Druid

If there is one thing that history has taught us its the fact that history itself is unreliable. In true Darwinian style the strong survive and get to pass on their own story, the weak simply disappear and their tale … Continue reading

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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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My drug experience with Man 

   There’s a conventional wisdom with general anaesthetics which the medical profession never tells you about and that is that you should never make any important decisions such as taking out a loan or making a will in the week … 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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New Music

A little while back I was at a wake, my preferred social engagement these days, and a young man engaged me in conversation. He asked me what music I am listening to these days. I’ve always been very uneasy about … Continue reading

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Flirting with Prog

As a grammar school boy I really ought to have had more time for prog but I really couldn’t be arsed. In the early part of the decade I just liked all sorts of music from ‘nellie the elephant ‘to … Continue reading

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