"Music is a beautiful language, one that anyone with a beating heart can understand, no matter where they're from. We need to share that; it's one of the only things that defies the boundaries humans love to erect" Mick Fleetwood & Anthony Bozza PLAY ON Now, Then & Fleetwood Mac. The Autobiography.
Live! Billy Joel “It’s still Rock and Roll to him” (me too)
Let me first state, I am not a fan of stadium 'gigs', period. However, that said. Once in a while, there comes along an act! An artist, or band that makes the stadium experience worthwhile. The queueing, the vast crowds, some 50 thousand plus in this case. The overpriced, well, everything. The somewhat lack of... Continue Reading →
“A walk in the park”
So very, very lucky to have this woodland and park a 15 minute stroll from where we live! 'Groovin' by the Young Rascals playing in the background, naturally!
The ‘Live’ experience ( 69 to 71) Part 1
At 18, I have now well and truly moved away from just listening to the radio and records with my mates! Attending 'concerts' at schools or local halls with essentially wannabe bands, usually playing Motown/Soul covers was, well, at the time good! This is now serious(rock) business! By January 71, I had already obtained suitable... Continue Reading →
Wise Words F. G.
"Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them." Francesco Guicciardini
The Brass Lamp 1
Set List: Chas M 10pm - 12pm Faithless. God is a DJ. Robert Miles. Children. Snap. Rhythm is a Dancer. Yarbrough and Peoples. Don't stop the Music. Will Downing. A Love Supreme. Omar. There's Nothing Like This. !!! 70's Flashback! The Four Tops. Still Waters (Love). The Stylistics. Hey girl come and get it! Sylvia.... Continue Reading →
Wise Words. G.B.S.
(In the world of Fake News) "Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. George Bernard Shaw.
Wise Words. E.H.
"Do not take life too seriously You will never get out of it alive" Elbert Hubbard.
Radio: The ‘Peel’ effect (part 1)
What more can you say, or write that has not already been said or written about the late, great John Peel. Well, I can only add from a personal perspective. It is well documented that his career in UK radio spanned over 35 years. In fact longer if you take into account his top 40 DJ... Continue Reading →