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Serendipity

I have flown on many occasions. The thrill now dulled by the snaking airport queues for check in, passport checks, security checks, and boarding checks, before being herded into seats so rigid and short of legroom, that there must be … Continue reading

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Jerusalem – Sutton Arts Theatre

**** “Fuck me, the committee have only gone and approved it!” “They didn’t mind that boring cunts would walk out?” “Nah, they can have a wank in the bogs for all I care” The above is an imagined exchange from … Continue reading

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Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975 by Max Hastings – book review

  I was a young child living in America from 1965- 68. Although too young to make an informed judgement myself, nonetheless, the Vietnam War created an indelible impression on me. Every television and radio bulletin carried a butcher’s bill … Continue reading

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Chantel McGregor – Flowerpot, Derby

It has been a considerable length of time since I last went to a gig to see a headline artist whose material I had never heard. But my friend Gary, who had seen Chantel four times before, highly recommended her, … Continue reading

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Pete Shelley 1955- 2018 – an Obituary

I am not enamoured by the grief fests which sometimes surround the deaths of figures in the public eye. The overwhelming majority of people will never have met or known the individual, their perception distorted through the prism of media, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Scandal – Sarah Vaughan, Book Review

I had not read a novel for a while. This book had been heavily promoted and came with enviable review copy. The plot line involving Parliamentary scandal interested me, the author’s credentials as a political journalist were persuasive. Bought. Just … Continue reading

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Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite – Roger Daltrey, My Story – Book Review

      It is impossible to talk about the book, without talking about the band. It is impossible to talk about the band in isolation. The band, The Who, only mean anything in relation to those who experienced them, … Continue reading

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