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We’re all going to die

Last night found me seated with a few friends in row F of the Palais Theatre stalls, once again watching legendary musician Paul Kelly and his band in a dazzling performance of masterful rock’n’roll. A satisfying blend of songs from the new album and old favourites too. But what’s also worth mentioning was the support  ... [More]

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Music

What’s going on in the music industry? No, I’m not talking about Michael Jackson’s skin or Prince/Victor/Love Symbol/TAFKAP’s latest record deal. I’m talking about image. Watching Rage of a Saturday morning (as you do), one could be forgiven for thinking the music industry has turned upside down. Look, if you will, at the evidence: Sheryl  ... [More]

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Charles joins the Sex Pistols

I see the Sex Pistols are getting back together for another tour. I also caught something on the news about Prince Charles drumming. Or was that the same story? Is Charles joining the Sex Pistols? (Imagine Charles’ cultured royal voice…) "We are an anti-Christ, We are an anarchist, Don’t know what one wants, but one  ... [More]

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Radio

Finding your favourite radio station is just a matter of working out which one has the most of the same "best of" albums as you. We’ve found ours, it appears to be GOLD-FM. Problem is, they keep playing the same damn songs. I’d swear they had a bunch of tapes, each with a different half-hour  ... [More]

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The Kiss joke

Maybe I’ve always been a jokester. I’ve been remembering my first big practical joke. How I planned it. How I inflicted it upon the family. And how it flopped completely. It was the 70’s. Kiss were king. Yes, Kiss. I couldn’t understand the fascination with Kiss. Imagine, some kids were collecting Kiss bubblegum cards! Sick  ... [More]

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New Album

Del Amitri has just released a new album. And what a kick in the teeth for their loyal fans – with the new album comes a free copy of their last album. Oh, thanks very much guys. Like we don’t already have it. Just ‘cos you woke up one Monday and realised you had ARRRGGHHH!  ... [More]

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Concerts

We just saw the remains of ELO in concert. The special effects at concerts are getting more impressive. The laser shows, formerly designed to impress, are now designed to partially blind you, and contain subliminal messages telling you to buy the band’s new album. The lights and lasers can be incredibly bright. You wouldn’t want  ... [More]

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The seventies

I think I may be getting far too involved in this seventies revival thing. I blame the movies. I suppose the signs were there. Tapping my feet to the music in "Strictly Ballroom" a couple of years ago. But it’s getting worse. We saw "Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert" the other day. Very good film.  ... [More]