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The Dullest Deluge Of Bland

A very long time ago in my youth, I worked a ballon machine for part of the summer on Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It was shaped like a circus clown, and had a red dot in the middle of its garish yellow conical hat. It also...

The Last Day Of The Holiday

This is an account of two days playing solo gigs for homeless people at temporary centres set up by Crisis UK. Temporary. As I sit here writing this in the comfort of my own home, the many hundreds that Crisis volunteers will have helped in London...

Making a Living Out of Music – You Can’t

The title of this article is not meant to discourage, but more to start with an injection of realism. Most of us have been sucked into streaming music at little or no cost to ourselves, so it would be somewhat hypocritical to lay the responsibility...

SHOPPING BOYCOTT!!

I thought I’d brave the city centre shops today. My ‘Sundays Close To Christmas Strategy’ (SCTCS) has for many years been to park somewhere central by 10:30am and be browsing in one of my target shops before they are open for business at 11. A quick...

THWARTED!

“The best laid plans of mice and men” and all that. After a frustrating few days repeating work that has to be repeated due to software failure, I was looking really forward to a weekend of music making and allotment activity, fresh air, exercise and...

Chorley Live and Cakes

On Friday evening I enjoyed a peaceful hour sat in my car in a car park minding all the gear between #ChorleyLive gigs, with accompanying potato cakes, and listening to Jennie Abrahamson’s ‘Gemini Gemini’ album (stunning by the way, and highly recommended) while #MattSteady played...