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Introduction

In light of an upcoming publication, I decided that it was time for a website and blog. I already post often about my creative adventures and journeys through other social media, so I’m sure some of you are finding this through those sites. 217 more words

Acoustic

W.A.C.#2 — Talking With the Taxman About Poetry — Billy Bragg

My thoughts

In a never ending quest for context, I felt I had to hear Billy Bragg speak. In a quick search I heard him give a great quote: “the real problem comes not as being labelled a political song writer but being dismissed as a political song writer —” “—it’s not all politics, life isn’t all politics but it’s part of it and I’m going to talk about it.” 467 more words

Music

Smoking and Social Stratification - Part 2

Previously…

Last month, we learned about the first arrival of tobacco and its immense popularity in Joseon. Today, we will discover the problems it caused and how the practice of smoking changed over time in accordance with the social stratification of Joseon dynasty. 1,670 more words

Folk

Best tunes of 1990: #28 The Wonder Stuff "Circlesquare"

Song number twenty-eight on this young list is a non-album single from Stourbridge, England’s finest, The Wonder Stuff.

These guys were one of my favourite bands through the 1990s, having picked up on them almost by accident in the very early days of my music explorations. 494 more words

Best Tunes

Odina 'Why'd You Make Me Cry'

Spanish songstress, Odina, captivates listeners with a raw, minimalist beauty carried throughout her recollection of heartbreak on her latest track “Why’d You Make Me Cry… 84 more words

Indie

Jacob Riddall.....and some tunes....

Plymouth singer songwriter and folk artist Jacob Riddall is my newest find. I have already listened to some of his songs and sure am moved by them…….after following one of my top favorites Ben Howard of the same genre, Jacob Riddall according to me will be hugely successful in creating his unique style of folksy acoustics with his lovely voice. 39 more words

Music