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0116: "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" by AC/DC

Is it a good time for bagpipes in a rock song? When isn’t it a good time for bagpipes in a rock song? “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)” is the opening track on AC/DC’s second album… 259 more words


Bruce Springsteen- The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (2015)

When I was a kid I would cozy up to my Uncle’s record collection and listen to Chicago, John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen. Of all the albums, I gravitated to… 582 more words


The Lost Art of the Novelization pt 1

With typical bad timing, I’ve started a blog the week that a storm broke the windows in my flat and cracked the roof, so all the insightful and erudite posts I had planned have temporarily fallen by the wayside. 508 more words


Chinatown (1974) - Updated

Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown

The more you watch movies like Chinatown, the more you realize how much you’re still learning. I saw it the first time and I naively thought I knew everything about it. 1,037 more words

Long Review

Ron Goodwin - ‘Schickel Shamble’

I am a Radio 4 person; I almost certainly spend more time listening to Radio 4 than I do watching television, often now ‘on demand’.  Television by its very nature is something that requires at least most of your attention, it’s the visual nature.  410 more words

A Musical Autobiography

Tribute to Annie Giradot

I grew up on the northern edge of France, across the border, in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. I was a rather confused boy, torn from his East Yorkshire nest and deposited in this strange world where my first impressions of life were foreign. 91 more words

Andrew Reid Wildman