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Kosovo in Perspective

I’m very lucky to do the work that I do. I am also very lucky to be able to write and perform my own music. At midnight last night I flew back into Manchester through the Bonfire Night firework haze. The last time I went to...

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Songs Are Also Stories

I went to see Richard Thompson with my daughter last night at The Lowry Theatre in Salford. I have always wanted to see him do a full acoustic gig, but somehow over the decades I have managed to miss the opportunity. His support band told...

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The Real John Reed…

Well it’s a common name with multiple spellings. I find it strange that while the logical way to spell Reed is with two ‘e’s, almost everyone I meet for the first time seems to assume it should be ‘Reid’. Reid is widely regarded as the...

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Nailing It For Duncan

It always amazes me that something you plan for months can then be over so quickly. We don’t get many opportunities to play together as a band – The Folded Arms. I live in south Manchester, Matt lives in Leicester, Jad in Hemel Hempstead, Kieran...

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IT’S COLLABORATION STUPID!

A long time ago I was gainfully employed to travel the world by a company. I earned a decent salary but was always horrified when I sat down and worked out what my hourly rate was, especially for intense periods of travel. The overseas ‘jollies’...

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White Lies & Whoppers

There have always been lies in politics. The scale of the lies is what is of most concern. I think we are all accustomed to being manipulated by politicians as they try to get elected or to retain popularity, but it used to feel more...

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Leadership is for Egos

I’m never quite sure whether it’s a good or a bad thing, but it’s probably a mixture of both. Throughout my life I have always been good at getting on with things, and in most cases it has probably largely been driven by impatience. Some...

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