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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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Seeger Live! Ochs Lives!

It would be remiss of me to post such a long essay yesterday about Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen and the latest in a series of American folk revivals without noting...
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Enemies Like This

Radio 4 releases its new single and album, both called Enemies Like This, in almost every country today except the UK. (UK release is June 12th for the single, June...
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Ingredients For A Good Weekend

No journeys to or from New York City A Friday night square dance at the local elementary school All our parent friends and their kids getting dressed up in cowboy...
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