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Put the Hammer Down

Yesterday, I mentioned big trousers.  Big trousers immediately made me think of another unlikely Scotsman – Stanley McHammer.  You know, he of U Can’t Touch This… 132 more words

Byrne, Byrne, Byrne

Wouldn’t the world be a duller place without David Byrne?  Such a creative chap.  Always worth a listen.  He was born in Scotland, according to t’Internet.   207 more words

Smells Like Street Spirit

This certainly ranks as one of my favourite songs; proper favourites, in as much that it would have to appear in my current top ten.  I suppose others could come along and relegate this to the second division, but I wouldn’t bet on it. 199 more words

Right in the Frame

This is just a masterful piece of 80’s pop.  I went out and bought the album High Land, Hard Rain either on the strength of this tune, or the equally impressive single,  89 more words

After the Juice

The last live act I saw, in a small, intimate club in Birmingham about 3 or 4 years ago.  It was a very moving experience, as Mr Collins was and is still recovering from a brain haemorrhage.   102 more words

Jumpers Galore

There’s a lot to love about this record as it’s a great tune.  It’s also got brass and Nick Heyward doing a rap (at about 2:22).   67 more words

Nice One Squire (and Co)

This is another band which slipped under my radar.  There seems to be a huge amount of affection for this lot, as evidenced by the rapid sell-out of their recent reunion gigs, so I feel rather foolish for not having given them time back in their pomp. 60 more words