Category Archives: Music

Leaving our flag behind

Leaving Our Flag Behind Maybe in 2018 we’ll turn on the news and hear that there’s been an outbreak of peace. Everywhere. Wow.

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Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas to all my readers! My gifts to you for Xmas 2013 are exclusive previews of two new songs by my wonderfully talented daughter, Lisa: Judgement Day [audio:] In A Mother’s Eyes [audio:]

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What do feelings sound like?

Music has a way of touching the soul like nothing else can. It can be a therapeutic way to work through all kinds of emotional trauma including the loss of a loved one. This year’s Song of the Year at … Continue reading

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Black Christmas

In keeping (loosely) with the theme of this website, here’s the Speed Of Dark’s featured Christmas music video for 2012. Poly Styrene passed away on April 25th 2011. She was a bi-racial feminist singer who fronted X-Ray Spex, a London … Continue reading

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Talking to Billie Holiday

It’s now well over 50 years since the passing of American singer and songwriter Billie Holiday. Last night at Norden Farm, Maidenhead, my talented daughter, Lisa, and acoustic guitar maestro Andy Mathewson performed their own composition entitled “Talking To Billie … Continue reading

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Make a list this Christmas

Heinz Frozen UK has announced that ‘Fairytale Of New York’ by The Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl) is the nations’ “favourite Christmas song to cook to”. The song, first released in 1987 , is also top of the list as far as drivers … Continue reading

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Them belly full (but we hungry)

Bob Marley died of cancer on May 11, 1981, at the age of 36.  The 30th anniversary of his death was marked around the world, one of the highlights being the opening of an exhibition on the reggae superstar’s life … Continue reading

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Problems caused and solved by alcohol!

So the Royal College of Psychiatrists has issued a report recommending that the safe limits for drinking alcohol by older people should be drastically cut. Yet another unwarranted intrusion into our lives by the nanny state. Hardly a day goes … Continue reading

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Celebration, Florida

Celebration, Florida, the new album by The Felice Brothers – the first sonic masterpiece of the 21st century?

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Sweet and dandy

A remake of “The Harder They Come” is scheduled to hit the big screen in the summer of 2012. The 1972 classic film featured Jimmy Cliff in the story of Ivanhoe Martin, a poor Jamaican who becomes a reggae singer … Continue reading

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