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I coulda been an Arranger...

First of all, let me be honest: I have no musical ability whatsoever. At primary school, I got on with the recorder – until you had to start using your right hand as well. 882 more words


10 Quirky But Cool Uses of English

The English language is wonderfully bizarre, and sometimes rather frightful. It is a composite of the best and worst that ancient languages have to offer, and native speakers often take it for granted that they can speak it with the utmost fluency. 1,563 more words


Arthur We Know and We Sympathize

A hearty thanks to JWick1 for this amazing double LP (proper post forthcoming). Arthur (or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) is a personal fav, and this graduated version is, simply put, the bee’s knees. 23 more words


Time for Some Fun with Hayseed Dixie, Duck Sauce and The Kinks

Last weekend we were turned on to Hayseed Dixie (drawl it “ACDC”), a bluegrass band dedicated to rock and roll covers.  The video for their version of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” features clips from “The Wild One” starring Marlon Brando.   160 more words



If your idea of a music festival is 50,000 lairy teenagers rolling around in a muddy field with a grungy band playing on a stage several miles away, then where have you been for the last 20 years? 1,703 more words

The Kinks: Jimmy Page Wasn't Really There

Legend has it that Jimmy Page played on The Kinks‘ first hit, “You Really Got Me,” but Kinks guitarist Dave Davies says that’s not true after the story came to light again in a new BBC radio documentary. 128 more words


Ooh Yeah I'd Forgotten About That Song - The Kinks - Autumn Almanac

“From the dew soaked hedge creeps a crawly-caterpillar, when the dawn begins to crack”

The Kinks are apparently reforming! Despite Ray stamping on Dave’s 50th Birthday Cake, despite Dave brilliantly stating although he loves his brother “I just can’t stand to be with him.

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