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RIP Lou Reed 1942-2013

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Levon Helm 1940-2012

I will always regret not being able to go and see one of Levon’s Rambles. Continue reading

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The Vaccines – Wreckin’ Bar (ra ra ra)

These days, it is very rare that I listen to ‘new’ music. One of the good things about the BBC’s annual coverage of Glastonbury is that it can bring to your attention bands that you have not yet heard of. During Friday’s coverage I heard a song ca… Continue reading

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Xfm 25: R.E.M. – Lifes Rich Pageant

The latest episode of 25 aired last night on Xfm. This episode focused on the R.E.M album Lifes Rich Pageant. After an early panic, as we were unable to locate primary contributors, we managed to locate Don Gehman and Sam was granted permission to… Continue reading

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Gil Scott-Heron (1949 – 2011)

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Levon Helm – Ramble at the Ryman

I would give anything to go to Woodstock, New York and see a live Levon Helm Ramble. Helm is a true icon of popular music. Formerly of The Band, one of the most talented and greatest musical bands of all time, Helm is a survivor of heroin addictio… Continue reading

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Xfm 25: Prince – Parade

Apologies for the lack of posts but I have been catching up with things after my holiday in Italy. The latest episode of 25 was broadcast a couple of weeks ago, this time focusing on Prince’s album Parade. I was not involved in this episode, inste… Continue reading

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Woman When I’ve Raised Hell

I had not heard of Josh T Pearson until I caught him performing this track on Later with Jools Holland the other night. I have not been able to get it out of my head since and I am not quite sure why. Perhaps it is the haunting lyrics and stripped… Continue reading

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April, Come She Will

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Xfm 25: Depeche Mode – Black Celebration

The latest in Xfm 25 documentaries is now available to listen to on MixCloud and features, amongst others, yours truly talking about the Depeche Mode album Black Celebration. I usually shy away from being interviewed for things but was happy to be… Continue reading

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