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My Pop Life #44

Autumn Almanac   –   The Kinks

From the dew-soaked hedge creeps a crawly caterpillar
When the dawn begins to crack, it’s all part of my autumn almanac… 1,234 more words


Repost: "Do It Again"

I was bored the other night, and changed up the look of the blog.  I’m not sure why changing things up a little makes me think of this song, except for maybe the lyrics I reference.   393 more words


Sunny Oliviers

For years I’ve been going to various theatres in London and some other UK cities and rooting for my favourites during this or that awards ceremony afterwards, but I’ve been doing it from the comfort of my flat and with a help from my trusty laptop. 1,027 more words

Ray Davies

Angela Lansbury, Kinks musical among winners at UK Olivier Awards

LONDON – An American classic directed by a Belgian and a musical about a very English rock band were the big winners at Britain’s Olivier theatre awards Sunday — but it was an 89-year old theatrical Dame who brought the house down. 730 more words


We Are the Draught Beer Preservation Society

Sundays are for resting, so get off your computer and enjoy what’s left of your weekend. (On the left, the 1968 US Reprise Records pressing, and on the right, the 2011 UK Sanctuary Records double “orange splattered green” mono / stereo release.) God save the… 9 more words


King Kink

Last week Tom Robinson broadcast an interview with Ray Davies, songwriter and frontman of the Kinks. His band was in the charts at the same time as the Beatles and Stones, yet never seems ot be namechecked as much as his peers, even though he is sometimes claimed to be a better songwriter than the lot of them. 850 more words

Real Life

2014 Hillbillies

It doesn’t take much for an avid Kinks fan to purchase an album (for the third time), when a bonus disc is involved. If you’re smart, you already own The Kinks’ 1971 masterpiece, … 64 more words