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Too Hot to Handle

This bunch of wags probably first came to my attention on the John Peel show, but they came to mind again yesterday when I was thinking about the power(?) of this ‘ere Internet.   203 more words

Fall In Love With Trinidadian Diva Fay Ann Lyons

The first single from Fay-Ann Lyon’s forthcoming debut album “Catch Me,” produced by Richie Beretta will be featured on Reggae Gold 2014 (dropping August 12). The official genre is listed as Soca, but the track’s POP, … 83 more words


Retro great

I haven’t yet mentioned that I’ve never been a reader of the music press.  I’m pretty certain that I have never bought a copy of the NME, Melody Maker, Smash Hits or any other paper or magazine dealing with music; I don’t even know if those named are still being published.   235 more words

A Change of Tempo

I’m not sure if I should have to justify this, but I can’t say I am a big fan of female singer-songwriters.  That said, I’m a bit of a sucker for this beautiful tune.   275 more words

Roxette? Roxanne.

For the 16-year-old me, this record was something of a revelation.  Another trio, with just bass, guitar and drums, but here was a unique sound.  Sting’s voice was unlike any other at the time, as far as I recall, and there was something in Stewart Copeland’s drumming that hadn’t been heard before.   191 more words

Box Set? Roxette.

There’s little chance that I would have been aware of this in 1975.  The Old Grey Whistle Test was on late and we were tucked up in bed by 9 o’clock, listening to a bit of Wishbone Ash, Genesis, Yes, ELP or Supertramp, depending on which 6th former was on duty on any particular night.   85 more words

The Shipping Forecast?

Damon Albarn with Blur at the height of their powers is always worth a listen, and as he’s matured and moved in new directions there’s always something fresh to consider. 139 more words