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Are these the 25 best ever rock singer photographs?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, Featured, Genres, Pop, Rock | 0 comments

In 1990 the rather good British music magazine ‘Q’ gave away the first of many excellent and well produced photographic supplements. This one featured ‘The Singers’ and was luxuriously presented in folded A3 and printed on lovely thick (roach material) paper….These aren’t just PR head shots that you’ve seen a million times already…..

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The definitive Indian chef playlist

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Humour, World Music | 1 comment

…for some reason ABBA were very popular with four entries: “Dhansak Queen” “Vindaloo” “Chickentikka” “Tikka Chance On Me”
I reckon we can do better than that so feel free to add some more….

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Wednesday 12/12 is officially sound man & roadies day….

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in 00's | 0 comments

wherever you are in the world, just after midday, it will be every sound man and roadies favorite time 12:12,12,12,12. This is why they chant it before every gig, to remind us all that it’s on it’s way.

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It’s jazz Jim, but not as we know it, treat your ears…

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in 90's, Featured, Good Rap, Jazz, R 'n' B 'n' Rap | 0 comments

It’s one of the few occasions in my life when the spotty git in the record shop (remember them?) looked at me with something approaching respect and as he took my money he said ‘nice one man’. I was only Twenty eight at the time, but that, in record shop assistant years is like eighty eight.

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The best Michael Jackson death conspiracy so far…Nasa did it.

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Humour | 0 comments

All those boffins, secretly seething for...

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Dave Brubeck leaves us in better shape than he found us

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Jazz | 0 comments

‘Take five’ is one of those rare Jazz tracks that almost everyone knows and recognizes. It’s a smoky jam, in fact if anything conjures up on record what it feels like to be in a Jazz venue then it’s this track.

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Ukelele Vs Bohemian Rhapsody equals mind blown

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in 70's, Curveballs, Featured, Hidden Gems | 0 comments

…as a drummer, I’ve always suspected there are far more strings on the almighty lead guitar than absolutely necessary.
I don’t really, but it’s a grand wind-up to say to guitarists when they’re being creatively sensitive and moody (single).

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Noel Gallagher on Johnny Marr on Noel Gallagher

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Humour, Pop, Rock, Top Interview videos | 0 comments

“You can’t be influenced by Johnny Marr because he’s unique, you can’t play what he plays…even he can’t play what he plays. He told me a story about trying to recreate the intro to How Soon Is Now and it’s like an Abbot and Costello sketch, even he’s not as good as he is”

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Led Zeppelin Canadian Documentary from 2000

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in 70's, Cock Rock, Concerts and documentaires, Documentaries, Featured, Rock | 0 comments

…you probably need to prepare the house for what happens after this refresher or you might frighten the beejesus out of them. Give them money to go to the cinema where they can sit texting and updating the world the vital news that they ‘are at the cinema’ …

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George Harrison and Paul Simon duet ‘Here comes the sun’

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in 60's, 70's, Curveballs | 0 comments

I have loved this song since I can remember, it’s been covered an awful lot and that ride cymbal bell tapping on Steve Harley’s version makes me smile like an idiot every time I hear it.

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Stop requesting Hotel California…all of you.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Humour, Ranty Shouty Section, Regular Sections, Rock | 2 comments

We know who you are too, Hotel California requester man, we know what you’re thinking. ‘I’ll request that because hey, then they’ll think I really know my music and may even assume I am a musician too because I am quite good at Guitar Hero’. We know it’s not even your favourite song actually,

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Zachary Richard – Not French

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in 90's, Blues, Featured, Folk, Hidden Gems, Rock, World Music | 4 comments

There are certain things that are eternally true, the Brits can’t make wine, Jeremy Hardy can’t sing and The French cannot do pop music. Don’t even try to quote me notable exceptions, ‘Car Plan Pour Moi’ by Plastic Bertrand – Belgian, Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus is just two people pretending to….

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