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Activities: the devil will find work for idle hands to do

Some years ago, when I was still held firmly within the gravitational pull of my initial teacher training, I wrote a blog about praxis. 759 more words


The Cow Tripped Over the Moon

Author: Tony Wilson

Illustrator: Laura Wood

Scholastic Press

978 1 74362 353 4

June 2015

Hardback, Picture Book

Age: 4+


The Cow Tripped Over the Moon is a fun new take on the old nursery rhyme. 42 more words


Vera Herten, providing a hurtin' on the skins.

Drummers are what I do. My mantra is, If you haven’t a good drummer, you haven’t band.  Drummers, whom I’ve played with, and that make the grade in my estimation include Thomas ‘Lenny’ Leonard, Jay Ogilsby, Donnie’O Wilson and Anthony “AJ” Pero. 335 more words

Happy Mondays: Excess All Areas (Aurum Press)

Happy Mondays: Excess All Areas
Simon Spence
Aurum Press

Factory Records’ legendary leader Anthony Wilson lived by John Ford’s famous statement, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” A man who wasn’t afraid of hyperbole, overstatement, and often outright fibs, Wilson’s persona was such that he was often more popular than many of the bands on his label. 378 more words

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To the lads; Here's to the next chapter, Manifest Calling, Divine Destiny.

It’s funny how life makes sure you revisit everything in order to draw a line under or provide recompense to the past. To possibly be teamed up with Thomas ‘Lenny’ Leonard’, Trevor Cullen, Pat ‘Ditch’ Cassidy again while adding my brother from another Tony Wilson to the mix, Manifest Calling is the band I’ve always envisioned playing in. 450 more words

Rocks In The Attic #394: Happy Mondays - ‘Pills 'n' Thrills And Bellyaches’ (1990)

I think I might be allergic to music that comes from Manchester. I’ve never hid my dislike of Oasis, but I also never liked the wave of bands that came before them. 284 more words


Book 14: Players, written by Tony Wilson

This was a very different book to the other ones I’ve read and I doubt many of you have heard of it and I also doubt many of you will be interested in reading it. 382 more words

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