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Lasers in the Jungle

Coincidence, or what?  Just a few days after “Graceland’ featured as a ‘my favourite album’ in The Guardian, The Independent reminds us that it’s 25yrs ago this month (August 2011) that the album was released.  “It sounds like it could have been made yesterday,” says Marc Eliot, author of a…

Paul Simon – Graceland

There’s an interesting article in The Guardian as part of the ‘My Favourite Album’ series, featuring Graceland by Paul Simon.  As one of the generation who bought the album and subjected their children to it  through repeated plays on car journeys, I could empathise with the sentiment expressed in the…

About music…

It all started a long time ago during an embarrassing school talent contest – more like a lack-of-talent contest in reality. With absolutely no grounds for doing it, four of us fresh faced 6th formers decided to be a ‘group’. I can’t remember what we ‘performed’ other than the fact…