Sellotape, Bruce’s and a Psycho Killer

"We are vain and we are blindI hate people when they're not politePsycho killerQu'est-ce que c'est"Talking Heads Doo doo doo doo doo doo, Doo-doo-doo … That intro!  Tina Weymouth’s intro might be possibly the best intro ever, full stop.  In the last blog I spoke about the palm-sweating, pocket money-guzzling excitement of buying your first … Continue reading Sellotape, Bruce’s and a Psycho Killer

Gloria’s Record Bar

"My-wow-oh-yeah"- Marc Bolan The first single I bought with my own money was T. Rex’s Metal Guru. It's still in my collection after impressively managing to survive the punk cull. Although I have retrospectively built my record collection up again - no Status Quo, I hasten to add - relatively few pre-1976 records survived punk’s asteroid … Continue reading Gloria’s Record Bar

A note to Murdoch

"Well I'd love to change the worldBut I can't even change the channel"Murdoch / Thee Deadtime Philharmonic A thing I love about music is it keeps us 'auld yins' thinking young. One reason is because our memories are autobiographical, and cues help us remember certain events vividly. Smell is a cue (the smell of gorse … Continue reading A note to Murdoch

There is an ‘i’ in team

"I'd like to beUnder the seaIn an octopus's garden in the shade"R. Starkey I was in a café the other day and the music piped in the background was the Beatles’ (or to be more precise, Ringo's) Octopus’s Garden. I had been pondering about teamwork, and it occurred to me that the song embraced precisely … Continue reading There is an ‘i’ in team