Category Archives: General Mutterings

Andrew Gold (2nd August 1951 – 3rd June 2011)

It is sad to read that American singer / songwriter Andrew Gold passed way on Friday 3rd June from a heart attack, he was 59. His songs were a part of my growing up and to the occasional listener he … Continue reading

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Autograph Book of music

What a fantastic idea, a book full of fabulous photographs of musicians, each on a separate page so you can collect their autograph and keep forever. And flicking through the 38 high quality pages I can see most of the … Continue reading

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Country Ways Free Digital Sampler

They say you don’t get anything in this world for nowt, but fortunately that isn’t always true. How do you fancy 31 Americana / Country tracks for nothing, zero, zilch, free? Well you can if you are one of the … Continue reading

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Churches and That Voice (Chris While)

There is something about seeing live music in churches, I’m not talking about choristers and congregations singing, though that’s not bad if you like that sort of thing, then there could be always be a dash amateur operatics, one source … Continue reading

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Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) Short Story

Well it would appear that Richmond Fontaine are due to grace these shores again, but probably not until at least September / October so understandably the fans are waiting to see them play again. What is unusual about their visits … Continue reading

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New shows added at The Stables

Having just quickly scanned The Stables in Wavendon’s web site I’ve noticed a few very interesting updates to their listing that could be missed by the occasional surfer and a few of which should sell out quickly. First up Richard … Continue reading

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Keeping music live . . . . at any cost

I’m all for supporting live music and getting out to as many gigs as I can, but clearly there are people much  hardier that I who will go to any lengths to ensure they don’t stay in and will even … Continue reading

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Esquires Bedford – A new begining

It’s amazing what a little lick of paint and a bit of re-branding with a few logo’s can do to quickly change a venue and this is the case for Esquires in Bedford. Don’t expect too many dramatic changes, just … Continue reading

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Where will the music play

There doesn’t seem to be a week go past when you hear about music festivals and venues disappearing because of economic down turns or lack of funding. OK so this one is not closing but it is changing and I … Continue reading

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Tingewick is the new London

As you may have gathered I help out at Empty Rooms Promotions in Buckingham on a voluntary basis. Simply keeping the web site up to date, arranging the chairs, greeting the audience, helping on the merchandise desk, designing posters and … Continue reading

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