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The First Rock Concert (Literally)

The cave paintings of France immediately capture the imagination. Images of fish and bison, of birds and woolly mammoths, they were put on the walls of caves some thirty thousand years ago by long forgotten artists. 609 more words

Show Biz Chez Nous: Belfast is difficult to describe, easy to enjoy

It’s not easy to pigeonhole Bud Rice’s very good debut album Belfast.

The 23-year-old Montreal singer-songwriter’s surprisingly assured first collection – which he’ll launch with a show at Le Divan Orange on Friday – moves easily from riff-heavy rockers to old-school Van Morrison-style R&B/soul workouts to more contemplative numbers, all anchored by Rice’s distinctive vocals. 805 more words


Rambling with Ian and Van

In these columns I have often spoken of the times Van Morrison and my good self took to the open countryside during the summer months to escape the hurly-burly of the rock world. 1,082 more words

Varieties of wild mountain avalanche

Today I’d like to share a couple of curiosities that I have encountered during my pop music odyssey. I am currently working my way through the music of the early 1980s, which means that I am shuffling into the deck, for the first time, the music of Nick Cave. 308 more words


30 Famous Quotes about the Ocean

The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t. 1,016 more words

Encounters With a Welsh Poet (for Nigel)

You look like Jesus clad in jeans.
But you tell me you are not even Christian.

A paleface, god-sent young man
once entered the quietness of our… 211 more words