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Deacon Blue, Dignity and Late '80s Scottish Bands (there were 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. 802 more words

1980s Songs

Alyson reblogged this on What's It All About, Alfie? and commented:

Lazy bit of blogging this (for which I apologise) but if like me you listen to the Radio 2 Breakfast Show in the morning, you'll know that live in the studio this morning were Deacon Blue. During my drive to work they performed an acoustic version of the song Dignity and I had an epiphany - Don't worry it wasn't painful and I didn't cause an accident whilst having it, but when I initially wrote this post about the song, it was not from the perspective of ever actually doing what they are singing about, it was more one of those wistful, "Wouldn't that be nice" moments. Now I am thinking, "No, it is totally doable!". I do indeed work for "the council", or in Local Government as we say nowadays, and I have been good and "saved my money" so although it's not necessarily a dinghy called Dignity I hanker after, I think it could be a little house overlooking the sea - "I'll be on my holidays" and everyone else will be "doing their rounds". Thanks Ricky and Co. for helping me firm up that plan for the future, whilst on the way to work this morning! p00yvhb2

Megalomatic - Stan Darsh SINGLE REVIEW

Glasgow band Megalomatic hit my ears last year when going to see a friends band play and ever since seeing them I’ve kept my eye out for anything new they’re doing. 212 more words

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The Proclaimers, Letter From America and Sunshine on Leith (the movie)

A sneaky little extra post before I get onto the longer Pop Quiz themed post I enticed you with yesterday (think I’m building it up too much now though so might be a disappointment). 1,141 more words

1980s Songs

Hue and Cry, Labour of Love and Yet More Late '80s Scottish Bands

Getting back to my theme of great Scottish bands from the late 1980s, I can’t omit that duo from Coatbridge, brothers Pat and Greg Kane from… 1,030 more words

1980s Songs

Danny Wilson, Mary's Prayer and More Late '80s Scottish Bands

Following on from my post yesterday about Deacon Blue and how the late ’80s were a very fertile period for bands hailing from north of the border, today’s featured song is one of my all-time favourites – … 795 more words

1980s Songs

Deacon Blue, Dignity and Late '80s Scottish Bands (there were 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. 802 more words

1980s Songs

Artist Spotlight - Vida

I turn my spotlight back to Europe for a look at Scottish alternative indie rock band Vida, who have an exceptional debut double-sided single “Fade Away/Switch It Off.” Hailing from Clackmannanshire County (love that name), Vida – which means ‘beloved friend’ in Scottish – consists of Jamie Pollock (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Evans (lead guitar, backing vocals), Ross McShane (bass guitar, backing vocals), Greg Ballantyne (keyboards) and Jamie Piggott (drums).   212 more words

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