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Dai & The Ramblers at The Hyde Tavern

It is always difficult to write a music blog as I am not a music critic working for MOJO or the NME but what I have liked doing over the last decade is listening to as much music as I can, rather than becoming entrenched in one genre like someone saying ‘You can’t beat a […]


Crooked Calypso

It was nice to see Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott reach number one in the album charts this week, even though it is possibly becauses us older folk are more likely to pay for music, whilst our offspring simply nick it. I have been a fan of Heaton’s for years (over 30 years actually) partly […]


George Michael Departs to Various Tributes!

I watched with great interest, the responses that flooded in after the death at 53, of pop superstar, George Michael. Perhaps the most accurate  I saw came from a friend (Stephen Fuller) on Facebook. “It’ll probably take the first couple of ‘celebrity’ deaths of 2017 to make people realise there was really nothing special or […]


The Maturing of Old Musicians!

I got chatting to a couple of chaps earlier this evening (one a school friend who I haven’t spoken to since about 1984) about the band The Jam and how they split up when they were very young and so on. Of course, one went on to be a megastar (Paul Weller) another did okay […]