Category Archives: music

Record Store Rant

Tomorrow is record store day, apparently. Firstly, we don’t have record stores, we have record shops, a clue that it’s the invention of the corporate music industry and hence a way of getting mugs to part with lots of money. … Continue reading

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Don’t Like The Beatles? Don’t Like Life.

It was a real shock. I’d never really met one before, or, at least, if I had, I didn’t know it. This was approximately three years ago; a lazy, sunny Sunday morning after a party at a friend’s house. A … Continue reading

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Release Roger! Roger Hodgson at Birmingham Symphony Hall

A rainy night in Birmingham – every time I visit, it’s raining. We were travelling back from Glasgow, with the added treat of seeing Roger Hodgson at The Symphony Hall. Roger Hodgson? Yes, the man who wrote and sang most … Continue reading

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I’ll Play What I Like – Paul Weller at Bristol Colston Hall

I’d been quite excited about seeing Paul Weller at Colston Hall, Bristol. The last time I’d seen him was with The Jam back in the early 1980s, before he adopted  floppy hair and a stripy blazer with The Style Council. … Continue reading

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Rural Spaceman in La La Land

Last weekend, Lady Barton St Mary suggested that we should go to the pictures. “I’d like to see La La Land, but you wouldn’t go and see that, would you?” she said. I’m not a fan of musicals. Actually, that’s … Continue reading

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Rural Spaceman’s Status Quo

I was listening to Danny Baker interview Francis Rossi on a podcast, when Danny asked Francis about Rick Parfitt. Francis made it quite clear that it was very unlikely that Rick would ever perform with the Quo again. The latest … Continue reading

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Take Your Chance While You’ve Still Got the Choice – AC/DC at The Etihad Stadium Manchester.

  It all started with their appearance on Top of the Pops in the 70s. It could have been Tony Blackburn or Kid Jensen who announced, “Now, from Australia, AC/DC with ‘Rock n’ Roll Damnation’… and there and then I … Continue reading

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