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A Calgary Musicals Movie - Musical Quiz

In honour of the four musicals opening this week that have been made into musicals (Mamma Mia!, Fiddler on The Roof, Young Frankenstein and Pirates of Penzance… 344 more words

Musical Musings

Apparently Britpop is 20 years old...

…which makes me feel VERY old indeed…

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this week’s Evening Sessions with Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley. They’ve reunited to celebrate the 90s phenomenon of Britpop. 377 more words


Love and Belonging

So I know I like to rag on all of that “emotional” nonsense that plagues Facebook and the internet, but I came across the following poem this evening and for some reason it stuck with me. 454 more words



I remember the first time I heard Django Reinhardt.

It was love at first listen.

And suddenly, Willie Nelson made more sense.

It wouldn’t be until many years later that I ran into a fellow who explained the connection. 339 more words

Musical Musings

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A new album please)

Forty years ago today, pop was re-born.

In spandex and sequins, it burst forth from the flamboyant loins of Brighton* when ABBA took to the stage to belt out Waterloo and win the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. 193 more words


No Kate Bush tickets for me :(

Refresh, redial, refresh, redial…

I originally penned this post a week ago. It was supposed to celebrate my obtaining tickets to see Kate Bush in concert. 506 more words

Some nights it just works.

As I constantly harp on, promoting new, original live music in a provincial, corporate, ex-railway town such as Swindon is hard work. I guess that you can’t expect everyone to share your enthusiasm for such gigs but I do sometimes despair with how little lack of imagination people have when it comes to new music. 510 more words

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