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This didn’t even chart..shame on you…all of you.

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in 00's, Featured, Jazz, Proper R 'n' B, R 'n' B 'n' Rap, Regular Sections, Soul | 0 comments

Will. I. Am. plays keys and is in the video, Natalie Cole duets and it’s by Macy Grey but the single doesn’t even chart, my flabber, has never been so ghasted.

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My kid wants to learn the guitar….what do I do?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Educational, Featured, Regular Sections | 0 comments

We get asked this question a lot by friends and so we made a little cartoon to walk you through it. Obviously we recommend that anyone and everyone learns to play an instrument (guitar hero doesn’t count) and this advice applies to all folks and not just kids…

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44 Reasons Prince Is The Alpha And The Omega

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in 90's, Funk, Proper R 'n' B, Rock | 0 comments

There are many more reasons to love Prince but here are 44 from...

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God save her and Lord Begginer too

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in 50's, Featured, Hidden Gems, Reggae, World Music | 0 comments

It was an easier time, a simpler time and for some a better time when sixty years ago The Queens coronation took place. Then the Royals were universally admired and respected and nowhere was this expressed more openly than in the commonwealth and nowhere more wholeheartedly than in the Caribbean…

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Thatcher’s musical legacy, she wouldn’t have liked it.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in 80's | 0 comments

Loved and hated in equal measure Margaret Thatcher probably provoked more vitriol and menace from the ‘poparazzi’ of the day than any other British prime minister.

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Five albums you should listen to, if you like the words.

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Curveballs, Regular Sections | 0 comments

John Cale and Lou Reed – Songs for Drella Often described as a eulogy for...

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Music for music sake

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in 00's, Educational, Pop, Soul | 0 comments

There is more than one Trevor Fisher on this here website. The other Trevor Fisher is the real deal, 20 years plus as a writer (Chrysalis Music) and a recording artist (Warner Brothers) all the way to being an artist manager, producer and studio owner. This is his first op ed piece for us and he’s not a happy camper about the current state the industry he loves so much, youngsters ‘listen up’ it’s a call to arms.

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David Bowie returns and he’s still gorgeous and still Bowie and…

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in 00's, Pop, Rock | 0 comments

Now we buy or steal our music like we buy or steal our pornography, sat at a desk, alone, and it will be so on March the 11th when David Bowie’s first new album in a decade will be released. I will sit waiting for it to appear for sale and then within a few clicks, I will own it and it won’t feel like I bought it or anything really.

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In your face and on the floor too….Snarky Puppy

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Curveballs, Featured, Funk, Genres, Jazz, Proper R 'n' B, Soul | 0 comments

Snarky Puppy – Solid grooves, great hooks and stunning improvisation will tingle the tits and testicles of most actual musicians, from the tight as a gnats chuff (official musical term) rhythm section laying it down like they mean it

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Alabama Shakes nominated for three Grammys in 2013

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in 00's, Curveballs, Featured, Rock | 0 comments

‘Hold on’ official video from Alabama Shakes, they’re any good and have been nominated for three Grammys 2013, best new artist, best rock performance for “Hold On” and best recording package with their first album, Boys & Girls. It also shows that the Grammys are remarkably unaffected by looks and image which…

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I was Morriseys drummer, just too funny.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in 80's, Documentaries, Madchestoh! | 0 comments

This could be the funniest radio documentary ever made. It’s about how Andrew McGibbon ended up drumming on Morrisey’s ‘Viva Hate’ album instead of going on tour with novelty song act The Baron Nights? This is a great laugh out loud story & gives a wonderful insight into Morrisey…

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The top 10 pop stars who’ve got ’em out (for the lads).

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Curveballs, Humour | 0 comments

…my abiding memory of the gig isn’t one of the many awesome musical collaborations; Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds & Youssou N’Dour doing “Biko” or even The Fat Boys with Chubby Checker doing the wickedest ever version of “The Twist” evah! Nope, although these moments lingered briefly in the memory then, it took a quick wiki look-up to remind me of them.

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