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Thoughts for the Day

“Work through the troughs and there’ll be peaks. It’s better that way. A straight line is very boring. And life isn’t a sprint, it’s a cross-country marathon.” Eric Sykes, Uncut,...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’: Manchester, London and Athens

ROCKIN’: An overnight flight to Manchester, a chance to sleep five hours straight SHOCKIN’: Ever tried sleeping on a seat that won’t recline? (That’s what you get for sitting in...
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666: The Day of The Devil

June 6, 2006, or 6/6/6 if you keep your calendar in shorthand. I was about to call up that quote about how Idle Hands Beget The Devil’s Work as an...
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Tower Bridge Sunset

…Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as Ray Davies’ Kinks classic about Waterloo Bridge, does it? But the architecture is a lot more stunning, that’s for sure. This...
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How I Find New Music

The argument keeps raging: Can we download new music free of charge without doing something illegal? Do artists want us carrying their new songs around even if we don’t buy...
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The Curse of the Caterpillar

That chk-chk-chk you can hear all over the Catskills right now is not New York City’s funkiest white boys come to play in the woods. Nor is it the sound...
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The death of Desmond

Shona writes in The Pub of Desmond Dekker’s untimely death from a sudden heart attack at the age of 64. Dekker was the vital link between Sixties ska and Seventies...
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Monday Muses

(This post goes out to my mother, who fulfilled a life dream by being invited up the twin towers of the Beverley Minster last week, where the bells date back...
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