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Deacon Blue, Dignity and Late '80s Scottish Bands (there are a lot of them!)

Short post but still thinking fondly of my recent “staycation” and the song Dignity by Deacon Blue came to mind. The late ’80s were a very fertile time for bands from Scotland and the charts were littered with their successes. 798 more words

1980s Songs

RAPPER, MANI COOLIN: "MY DAD KNOWS THE ORIGINAL RICK ROSS"

Rapper Mani Coolin opened our eyes to a little known Hip Hop History fact last week on Twitter.He disclosed to fans that his father is Leroy “Chico” Brown, co defendant of the REAL American Gangster turned author and philanthropist, “Ricky Ross” aka “Freeway Ricky.” 189 more words

ENTERTAINMENT/GOSSIP

Nevermind Watchdown: S19E1, or The Pope's Got a Lovely Nose

Into the Simon Amstell era we go. The one thing about Series 19 on is that the tone of the show changes drastically. Since Simon, up to that point, was known for teen-based TV like Popworld, the show’s gonna end up being a bit more youth-oriented, and a bit more pop-based. 938 more words

Nevermind Watchdown

Day 86 of 365 Days of Song

Day 86 – Deacon Blue – Real Gone Kid

I’ve finally put this song to a name, and it’s none other than Deacon Blue. Fronted by Scottish Independence campaigner, Ricky Ross, singing in a obvious american accent. 69 more words

On February 9, 1991.

On February 9, 1991, “Columbia” label released “Fellow Hoodlums”, the third Deacon Blue studio album. “Fellow Hoodlums” was recorded from July1989  to May 1990, and was produced by Jon Kelly. 103 more words

HMD: Darfur, and music

this morning (sunday 24th), 10.00-11.55am, on bbc radio scotland
sunday morning with … (presented by ricky ross) leads with …

“Looking ahead to Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27th January, Ricky is joined by Dr.

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Review: The Choir – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

First published in The Times, Thursday November 5 2015

Four Stars

Talk about prescient. This new play with songs revolving around the members of a North Lanarkshire choir opened in the week Oxford University published a study suggesting that community singing can play a powerful role in reducing loneliness and promoting social cohesion. 356 more words

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