Category Archives: Songs

I Can’t Help Thinking About Me (and Bowie)

The recent passing of David Bowie was a shock to us all. For an artist well known to be one who stood up for the Outsider, it was quite obvious that he touched All- rarely has media, social and otherwise, … Continue reading

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Jay Woodward- “Letters We Told”- 26/3/14

The title of American Singer Songwriter Jay Woodward’s album ‘Letters We Told’, together with the cover of wide country expanse and ‘Big Sky’- initially had my mind thinking of those classic Americana, alt Country, porch’n’prairie style albums that have appeared … Continue reading

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Lyla Foy Live, The Purcell Room 19/3/14

You may (or may not) know that I have been following the career of Lyla Foy for a little while. First hearing her supporting Tom Williams And The Boat at The Hope in Brighton, then doing the same for Saint … Continue reading

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Don’t Stand On Shadows EP by The Last Of The Troubadours

The Last Of The Troubadours second EP shows a band growing in confidence and ambition with song-writing  Alongside the usual Guitar/Bass/Drum set up- we also have some Violin on the intro to ‘Tonight’, some lovely tinkly piano bits through ‘One To … Continue reading

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Saint Saviour and WALL The Hope, Brighton 18/11/2012

The Hope in Brighton is a great little venue, intimate with a clear, punchy sound system. Last year I’d seen Tom Williams And The Boat play there with support from Binko Swink, tonight I was there to see WALL Featuring … Continue reading

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Lucid Movements: Me and Rap.

Being a music loving teen of the 80’s, Rap has always been part of my cultural life. It was the crossover of ‘Licence To Ill’ period Beastie Boys that had me, as well as many of my peers, hooked on … Continue reading

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The Squadron Leaders Live in Brighton 22/09/2012

Brighton’s number one WWII themed surf outfit were the support for Los Fantasticos at The Prince Albert in Brighton, on this late summer evening in September. I say WWII themed because they have been known to don RAF fatigues for … Continue reading

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The Moons live, Brighton 8/9/12

I’ve written quite a bit about this band within this precinct’s perimeter, this is because they tick many of my inner boxes on the mental paper titled “What I like about a band.” They feel to me like a secret- … Continue reading

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Davey And The Chains

Hello Pop Pickers! A quickie for today. Last night listening to BBC6 music (again), Jon Hillcock was sitting in for Gideon Coe- and he played a track by Davey And The Chains. The track was ‘Not Bad’, and actually it … Continue reading

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Prince- The Black Album

Back in 1987, after being stunned by the ‘Sign ‘O’ The Times’ video on Top Of The Pops, I started my passion for all things Prince. The stark message and images of the track, coupled with this very stripped back … Continue reading

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