Category Archives: Music

So this is Christmas…

Well it isn’t yet… but it soon will be so I thought I’d try a Spotify Christmas play list. Big mistake. What are they thnking of? They have some of the good songs, but not necessarily sung by the right … Continue reading

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Deeply dippy – the perfect egg

Multi-Michelin star chef Heston Blumenthal knows his stuff, right? So his allegedly fool-proof way of perfect soft-boiled eggs the Heston way must work? Reluctant, though I am to give any credence to a man with the same name as a … Continue reading

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Orchestral manouevres

I’m not sure how many people go along and support local orchestras but more people should try it. The musicians may be amateur but they are excellent and it’s a very affordable way to enjoy live classical music. The price … Continue reading

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Great Balls of Fire

“Let’s all get up and dance to a song which was a hit before your mother was born” sang the Beatles. And it came to pass yesterday that Great Balls of Fire exploded from my car radio with that rat-tat-tat … Continue reading

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Mainly fair with occasional rain blog – 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Kingsholm

There was a kind of miracle at Kingsholm, Gloucester last night. The rugby ground, scene of many hard and sometimes-bloody clashes between England and Wales, morphed into joyous chunk of Wales. As 11,000 or so jubilant people poured out of … Continue reading

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Steve Winwood

When I first heard Steve Winwood’s voice, I thought it was a great voice; distinctive flexible and powerful but I didn’t think it was the sort of voice that would last. In a different way, I thought Andy Fairweather Lowe’s … Continue reading

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