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More magic…

More magic…

Continuing on the magic intro theme, today we're thinking about those songs that announce their arrival with an electrifying blast on the electric guitar. Of course, there are countless candidates in this category and I could probably come up with a dozen or more...

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The magic intro…

The magic intro…

You know, I'm enjoying this little spell of musical stuff here. So much so that I'm going to keep on doing it. Today, it's all about the Magic Intro. "Adrian", I hear you ask, "what's the magic intro?" Sorry, what? You didn't ask that? Oh well, I'm going to tell you...

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Industrial Metal…

Industrial Metal…

Well, having admitted to my occasional fondness for country music, I feel I had better return to one of my other musical favourites. This one is probably more in keeping with my appearance and everyone's general perception of the kind of thing you might expect to find...

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Guilty Pleasures…

Guilty Pleasures…

Continuing the musical theme which has taken hold around here, there is one genre of popular music that I didn't mention in my post the other day. It has many fans all over the world, but is a uniquely US phenomenon. I am, of course, referring to the occasionally...

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Can I see a Show of Hands?

Can I see a Show of Hands?

As many of you who know me are probably aware, my musical tastes are pretty wide-ranging and can be a bit eclectic. Alongside heavy rock/heavy metal, electronica, a bit of rap/hip-hop and a love of classical pieces, I'm also rather fond of the British folk scene. Or,...

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Reach out…

Reach out…

Some songs only really work when performed by their original artists or in some particular version that becomes the classic one that everyone loves and remembers. Others, however, can take on new leases of life when re-arranged or performed by someone else. For me,...

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Well, at least I’ll be in good company…

Well, at least I’ll be in good company…

Here's one that did the rounds on Facebook and other social media a while ago. Some of you will have already heard it, some of you may well know of the band already or even be ardent fans. In any case, it's a song that never fails to put a smile on my face and we...

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I’m still here…

I’m still here…

Oh dear. I do seem to have fallen back into my old bad habits don't I? Over two months since I last posted anything on here. And I was doing so well. Or, at least, beginning to do well. OK, OK, so I had good intentions. Really, I did! Honest! Of course, we've all had...

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He’s not the Messiah!

He’s not the Messiah!

But, by God, he was funny. I came to Monty Python relatively late. The original TV series were first shown when I was still pretty young, so I only really became aware of it thanks to later repeats. However, once I knew about it, I loved it. Still do. So today is a...

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The Curse of Dr Who

The Curse of Dr Who

(The Daleks - wondering whether it's time to call the whole thing off. Image ©BBC) Those of a certain age, will remember the first time that Dr Who came around, running from the 1960s through to the end of the 1980s. For those who don't recall, our friendly,...

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The Wigtown Trilogy (unofficial)

The Wigtown Trilogy (unofficial)

A while ago, I put a little posting up on here about Wigtown - Scotland's national book town which is only a mere 30-odd miles or so from my home. I mentioned that it is a wonderful, bookish sort of place and that it has a rather fine book festival each year. Although...

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That was the decade that was…

That was the decade that was…

Well, here we are at the end of 2019 and about to embark on a new decade. Well, unless you're one of the pedantic types who says that the next decade doesn't actually start until 2021 'cos there wasn't a year zero. Which sounds mathematically reasonable, but is pretty...

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