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When I first heard the ludicrous piece of Newspeak, ‘transphobia’, I thought that it was  fear of transistor radios such as the Aiwa AR-777, one of which I used to have, an item that would be unfamiliar to members of the ‘millennial’ generation.  297 more words


When I met Elliott Smith I told him I loved Waterloo Sunset

“When I met Elliott Smith, I told him I loved Waterloo Sunset since the first day I heard it, but until I heard him do it it never choked me up. 23 more words


The Dancing Poet

When you think of The Kinks you probably think of Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset and You Really Got Me. The more avid music fan might be able to come up with additional titles like Days and Lola but there is more to The Kinks than these undoubtedly fantastic records, Shangri-La, Autumn Almanac, Some Mother’s Son, Dead End Street, Come… 406 more words


Ray Davies: Kinks Not A Team

Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks have made a lifelong feud a kind of family tradition. The latest flare up came when Ray commented that the Beatles were a creative team, and the Kinks were not. 48 more words


Fifty Year Friday: Nirvana "The Story of Simon Simopath; The Kinks "Something Else"

Recorded in July 1967 and released in October, before The Who’s “The Who Sell Out”, Van Park’s “Song Cycle”, or The Moody Blues “Days of Future Passed”, this album is more than just a collection of songs around a theme or concept; unlike many concept albums of 1967, this is a musical story — really the first such rock album to do this. 864 more words

Fifty Year Friday

Brewers rewarded for beers you voted your favourites

Visitors to the annual Swansea Bay Beer & Cider Festival over the August bank holiday weekend voted for their favourite beers and the joint winners were Grey Trees Afghan Pale Ale and Electric Bear Inspector Remorse. 149 more words

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