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#Acoustic6Music - My first Assistant Producer role on 6 Music

Having worked on Now Playing @6Music for over six months now, this week was a big personal highlight as I was covering the Assistant Producer (or Online Producer as it’s also known as) role for the first time. 586 more words

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IHOP, Pipe Tobacco, and a Vincent Black Shadow

It was a great day last Saturday as I joined some buddies on a trip to Birmingham, Alabama. Essentially, we were there to go to the International House of Pancakes for breakfast, but we also took in a side stop at The Briary and I went on to the Barber Motorcycle Museum. 299 more words

What I'm Listening To: Wooden Heart by John Waite

During my interview with John Waite last year he mentioned wanting his next album to be an acoustic one. And less than a year later it’s here:  107 more words


Watching The Dark

With hundreds of thousands of  bad compilation albums out there, it’s easy to forget that there are some good ones too. I suppose the advent of iTunes and shuffle buttons mean that fewer people care about listening to tracks in the sequence the artist intended them to be heard – and certainly a lot of compilations are thrown together, seemingly at random. 724 more words

Richard Thompson's wondrous "Cul de Sac"

Rarely, something comes along that really makes me want to illustrate again. Richard Thompson’s “Cul de Sac” was such a thing. Of course, I came to the party too late, and sadly Richard’s beautifully drawn strip ended in 2012 due to his struggles with Parkinson’s disease. 52 more words

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Brian Patten & Friends - Vanishing Trick

LP, Tangent, 1976

Ostensibly a limited-appeal record, of the Liverpool poet reading his often wry and poignant verse over an occasional musical backing… turns out to be a veritable who’s who of the great and good of the 1970s UK folk scene. 154 more words


Song of the Day, January 8: Straight and Narrow by Richard Thompson

Today’s song is Straight and Narrow from Richard Thompson’s wonderful 2013 album Electric. The title of the album is apt, symbolizing not just the plugged-in instrumentation that dominates the disc but the renewed sense of energy RT brings to the proceedings. 100 more words

Song Of The Day