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Five Things I Learned About David Bowie

Here’s a good old-fashioned predicament for you. In just a moment, I’ll write something straight-up honest – but you’ll likely assume it’s a rotten fib. Well, you’ll just have to trust me, I’m afraid; notwithstanding the usual folly of trusting … Continue reading

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David Bowie: 1947-2016

They say sport is the most important thing that doesn’t matter. For many reasons the same claim could equally be made of pop music. It shines and it shimmers. It happens under hot lights – and fast. It means everything, … Continue reading

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My Eight Favourite Jazz Albums (Part Two: Sultry Essentials & Freeform Squawking)

Welcome back. Hope you’re feeling peachy. No better way to put this – here’s the other four of my eight favourite jazz albums (and if that sounds confusing, take a peek at yesterday). Charles Mingus – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus … Continue reading

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My Eight Favourite Jazz Albums (Part One: Uncle Monty & The Morning After)

This week – and in no particular order – my eight favourite jazz albums. (Was meant to be five, but clearly I’m not that decisive.) I married music with guitars, verses and choruses at such a young age. I was too … Continue reading

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Remember Kazaa?

I started to write about the meltdown I had last weekend – when rank tiredness and the foolhardy cooking of an awful recipe (kale and mustard green gratin) combined to make me: spill half a pint of heavy cream on … Continue reading

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Movie Posters Versus Album Covers (The Indisputable End)

Busy week. Hope you variously relished Round One, Round Two, Round Three, Round Four, and, of course, Round Five. Now all that remains of this competition is to put the damn thing to bed crown its illustrious champion… MOVIE POSTERS! … Continue reading

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Movie Posters Versus Album Covers (Round Five)

If Movie Posters Versus Album Covers were a family car trip, the kids in the back would long ago have asked, are we nearly there yet? Well, here’s where I can answer yes – we’re about as far away as the time … Continue reading

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