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Calvert, Palmer & Keats (not solicitors!)

Always linked in my mind – the imagery of John Keats and the visuals of Samuel Palmer and Edward Calvert. Probably incorrectly -but never mind. ST. AGNES’ Eve—Ah, bitter chill it was! The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold; … Continue reading

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Essential Rock Reads – Exposing the myths – the USA and The Blues

Two books in one post this time – the first “More Miles Than Money” by Garth Cartwright is an account of his travels through the continent looking for the real thing – music made for more than just profit and … Continue reading

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The Bottom End – Bruce Thomas

Seen here in shades lurking behind the songwriter whose music he supported so well back in the day. I actually lived the rock’n’roll dream one day back in the late 70’s while making a rare visit to our great capital … Continue reading

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The Bottom End – Phil Murray

One of the finest exponents of the acoustic bass guitar – seen above with the Tom Mcconville band – Phil’s style is characterised by rhythmically driving melodic lines, underpinning tunes with harmonies, counterpoint and occasional chording. One of the pool … Continue reading

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The Warm(est) Robot – Jen Olive

It’s a mystery sometimes how some artists achieve success, whilst others languish on the fringes of our awareness. Some are promoted from a state unworthiness to global media domination, as this who deserve our attention struggle to be heard despite … Continue reading

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Fritillary

Nice to see this little chap bobbing about in the (very) high wind today – always a pleasure to get up close. These things have wonderful patterns and such an elegant and fragile feel to them. Harbinger of Spring proper! … Continue reading

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