Abba, the music of tragedy

Im at work, its Monday morning and Jason has just put Abba on the stereo. There’s nothing wrong with that as the songs are good, it’s just that I’ve always felt that Abba is the music of tragedy. It’s the sort of thing that overpaid bankers sing at drunken Christmas parties, singing and pointing at… Continue reading Abba, the music of tragedy

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John Peel. 1939 – 2004

There are some voices that have always been a part of our lives, we have grown up with them and they are part of the mental furniture, quite literally like a member of the family. When a colleague stared at her monitor in disbelief and announced that John Peel had died, we knew that one… Continue reading John Peel. 1939 – 2004

BBC Last night of the BNP

Yesterday two completely different audiences watched two aspects of our country highlighting the enormous prevailing gap in our increasingly polarised society. Last night of the proms provided a group of hopelessly misguided, and without meaning to sound to bitchy, universally ugly white middle England types with the annual opportunity for gratuitous flag waving. The celebrating… Continue reading BBC Last night of the BNP

Shambala 2004

The mood at this weekends Shambala festival at Newnham park in Plymouth was that of happy and friendly party . The sun shone down all the fancy dress on Saturday which added to the relaxed family orientated atmosphere already in place. This was different from most other festivals I’ve been to both in size, about… Continue reading Shambala 2004

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