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4/5/18 – Sixty Years On The Planet Earth – The September Of My Years – Frank Sinatra – 1965

On May 7th 2018 I will be sixty years old. It seems that each decade is some kind of landmark achievement and the more decades that go by the larger the gap is supposed to grow between you and your or anyone else’s youth. In my case obviously, married to a girl much younger than […]

30 April - 1 May 2018 - Walpurgis Night, The Wicker Man, Willow's Song And The Fair Isles

30 April – 1 May 2018 – Walpurgis Night, The Wicker Man, Willow’s Song And The Fair Isles

It seems appropriate to post this rather odd collaboration on Walpurgis night – (in German folklore) the night of April 30 (May Day’s eve) and into Mayday, “when witches meet on the Brocken mountain and hold revels with the Devil”. Saint Walpurga was an English missionary from Devon cannonized by Pope Adrian II in 870. This […]

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30/10/17 – The Godfathers – Birth, School, Work, Death – 1988

It’s just one of those songs where everything came together at once – the beat, the words, the guitar parts, the guitar sounds, the bass, the sing speak delivery, the attitude, the look. It was a hit – except only America seemed to notice, the song reaching No.38 in the mainstream chart. It was another case […]

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28/10/17 – Richard And Linda Thompson – Wall Of Death – 1982

After leaving Fairport Convention in 1971, Richard Thompson released his first solo album Henry The Human Fly to negative reviews. The next five albums saw Thompson perform as a duo with singer and wife to be Linda Peters credited as Richard And Linda Thompson. Their last album together, Shoot Out The Lights, preceded a break up […]

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22/10/17 – Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys – The Angel Of Death – 1954

With Halloween and The Day Of The Dead festival approaching, the ‘Death’ theme continues. Having left behind a timeless legacy of countless Country classics and influencing Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, Hank Williams may not have been quite ready for The Angel Of Death, dying in the back of his cadillac on the 1st January […]