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Jazz Quotations 5

It’s singing with soul that counts. Billie has so much soul. When I sing a tune, the lyrics are important to me. Most of the standard lyrics I know well. And as soon as I hear an arrangement, I get … Continue reading

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Images

this is the first part of a two part series where i present some snaps taken mostly late at night on my way home from somewhere i walk a lot usually the same old streets but there’s a number of … Continue reading

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the future of the world of human kind

1 trading area 1 currency 1 world if we can get the better of the rich power-greedy blood-hungry leeches like murdoch and his ilk it may happen sooner than you think here’s a lo-fi version of my song children of … Continue reading

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may twenty sixteen

here’s a couple of improvised recordings i did at home about a week ago. it’s a couple of sequences devised for possible use in situations like i’m out playing on my own using my loop pedal and i do an … Continue reading

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triumph of the west ii

From Socrates to Caesar to Jesus to Constantine to Marx with a lot of wisdom and beautiful images in between.

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Granite Dozen

I have finally managed to get all my digital music on one device, pretty much all anyway. That still leaves out a vast amount which is on vinyl although some of that has been digitised and is on the device … Continue reading

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now we are sick

here i present another programme in the rock and roll years series – this time it’s 1960. if you look at the music of this year there’s not really that much to indicate what was going to happen in the … Continue reading

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Whiling

I bought myself a new amp some days ago, an AER Compact 60 III and in a time-honoured tradition I here present a recording using the new piece of kit, a 6 minute or so improvisation pirouetting around F7 and … Continue reading

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Chaco Canyon

I’ve written six songs this year, which is probably, I feel, about the right number. The first book I read this year was by Brian M Fagan and it’s called Ancient North America. Sometimes it can be a bit repetitive … Continue reading

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Rock And Roll Years 1959

The last couple of times I have posted episodes of The Rock And Roll Years I have put a list of first films of the year in question and secondly albums released in the year in question. I thought for … Continue reading

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