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Scene from video for Box of Tricks - politician addressing audience

Songstories #23: Box of Tricks (cover)

August 9, 2018

This is my cover version of a song by my friends Fiona Thom and John Farrell, of Ms Fi and the Lost Head Band. (It … Read moreSongstories #23: Box of Tricks (cover)

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Vintage photo of two men in conversation.

What the Beatles never told you: She Wants Out

August 3, 2018

She Wants Out Here’s a new pop song. This is a followup to the Beatles’ She Loves You. As you well know, its narrator is … Read moreWhat the Beatles never told you: She Wants Out

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Cartoon of news desk

Why I’m avoiding the news for a month

July 27, 2018

Good evening. Here is the news When I was younger (Oh, no it’s one of those …) news was a fixed point in the day. … Read moreWhy I’m avoiding the news for a month

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Dan HIcks and his Hot Licks on stage

Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks: Original Recordings

July 20, 2018

There are lots of people who can point to music on the shelf. Some like to light candles to it, others seek only to snuff … Read moreDan Hicks and his Hot Licks: Original Recordings

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Brett and Rennie Sparks - The Handsome Family

The Handsome Family – Twilight

July 10, 2018

In which the blogger raves about one of his favourite albums, Twilight by The Handsome Family, in the hope that he’ll encourage more people to … Read moreThe Handsome Family – Twilight

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Orchy Sessions 2 – the album is on sale for Cancer Relief

July 3, 2018

Bridge Of Orchy Sessions 2018 by Bridge Of Orchy Sessions A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an excellent weekend in Bridge of Orchy … Read moreOrchy Sessions 2 – the album is on sale for Cancer Relief

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Cover of Rogue's Gallery album, a pirate abandoned on a beach.

Rogue’s Gallery – three centuries of musical glory

June 21, 2018

One of those Facebook memes came to me – your favourite albums. I had to bypass the Incredible String Band, the Beatles and King Crimson … Read moreRogue’s Gallery – three centuries of musical glory

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Bridge of Orchy Ski Lodge

Living it up in the country – Orchy Sessions 2018

June 14, 2018

Put a small bunch of songwriters in a ski lodge in May with food, drink and recording equipment and what do you get? A lot … Read moreLiving it up in the country – Orchy Sessions 2018

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Heaven Sent by Malcolm McLean

Two videos from the album launch

May 31, 2018

The whole album launch in March was filmed but lots of ‘real life’ has got in the way of getting it public quickly. Here are … Read moreTwo videos from the album launch

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The Now page

May 14, 2018

This was an idea from Derek Sivers – a page that I should keep updated with what’s currently on my mind: projects, listening, viewing and … Read moreThe Now page

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