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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Sea Fever

Sea Fever

The other day, I was sitting around doing something or other (as you do) when Glenda sent me a link to a video. At first, I didn’t pay it much attention but when I got around to watching it, I was absolutely entranced. It isn’t very long – only about...