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2/5/14 – Darkside – Tom Stoppard – Incorporating Dark Side Of The Moon By Pink Floyd – 2013

Here’s something different, a Radio Play by Sir Tom Stoppard made for BBC Radio 2 incorporating Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon. The Play is a philosophical Comedy Drama and includes Bill Nighy and Iwan Rheon whose distinctive voice you may recognize from BBC TV Series Misfits or as Ramsay Snow in Game Of […]

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14/4/14 – Lulu – To Sir With Love – 1967

Lulu sang the title song and starred in the film with the great Sidney Poitier and famous sixties stars, Judy Geeson, Adrienne Posta and Suzy Kendall (who was married to Dudley Moore). The film also included Michael Des Barres, lead vocalist of Silverhead (that included Blondie’s Nigel Harrison and Robbie Blunt who played with Robert Plant on his post […]

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2/4/14 – Bill Ryder-Jones – If… – 2011

This debut, largely instrumental album recorded mostly with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, came as a complete surprise to those that knew Ryder-Jones as the lead guitarist in The Coral. He left the band in 2008 after 12 years and his first release A Leave Taking, a four track soundtrack to a short film was composed in […]

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The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich manuscript is one of the most fascinating literary stories – or is it? It is called The Voynich Manuscript because it was owned by Polish revolutionary and antiquarian Wilfrid Voynich from 1912 till his death in 1930. It has an illustrious record of ownership going back to the 17th century but the author […]

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Albert Camus – Quote Me On That

“a man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened” Albert Camus, French Algerian Writer, Nobel prize winner in 1957, philosopher and goalkeeper. He published just 3 fictional novels in his lifetime: The Outsider 1942 […]

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Neil Young – Waging Heavy Peace

Neil Young’s memoir was released in June this year and along with Pete Townshend and Keith Richards, the queue on my shelf of iconic musicians books is getting long next to the fiction. Only Bob Dylan made me stop everything and read his book the day it came out. I thought that I should at least […]