Category Archives: Music

Bobby Wellins…

I’m not much given to OMGs and RIPs, generally preferring the ‘Batman slapping Robin response’ beloved of social media cynics everywhere. But I’d like, briefly, to mark the death this week of the Scottish tenor saxophonist, Bobby Wellins. I can’t … Continue reading

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Tracking hooters and hitters…..

  I’ve spend some of this week salted away in the Vendhaus (above), recording parts for two very different projects. The first was a challenge from the grand maven of everything ’60s, Rosie Cunningham (in her Purson persona), to come up with some ‘Christmas … Continue reading

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A bevy of reviews sashay into view…..

Guerssen’s release of Red Square’s ‘Rare & Lost ’70s Recordings’ has elicited a crop of pleasing and melodiously worded reviews, including from ‘Jazzwise’ and ‘Wire’, august organs of the cognescenti both. Our thanks to Dan Spicer and Stewart Smith. There have … Continue reading

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A playlist…….

Having recently found, to my surprise, that, between them, the tunes on my Soundcloud page have now had over 5000 plays, I had a look to see which of the tracks had been played the most. I’ve now compiled a playlist of … Continue reading

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The kindness of strangers…….

Over the course of the last year or so, Colin May, a writer for Oxford’s Nightshift magazine, has come to various gigs that I’ve been involved in around Oxford. He wrote a very nice review of  the live debut of some … Continue reading

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Just bought some vinyl………..

…..a 12″ LP….haven’t heard it in years……… . I bought it on Discogs……. …from someone in Spain…… I used it on mixtapes and DJ’ed it at parties in the 70s……. This stuff is the bomb, hepcats………. I had a grimy … Continue reading

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Comus amidst the fjords………

At least the Norwegians can turn the scrofulous old wight into a half-decent poster. Scandinavian design, eh…? No wonder IKEA rules the world (as does – by extension – the Bauhaus, of course)……..

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