Monday, 31 December 2012

In Memoriam 2012 (part five)

27th August – Freddie Fletcher, 71 

Former chief executive of Newcastle United during the 1990s.

28th August – Rhodes Boyson, 87
Outspoken Tory MP who looked like he had stepped out of a Dickensian novel.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

2012 In Memoriam (part four)

17th July – Marsha Singh, 57

Labour MP for Bradford West from 1997 to 2012, when he resigned due to poor health. He had previously been employed by the Bradford Community Health Trust.

17th July – Morgan Paull, 67 

Actor best known for his role in Blade Runner, where as Holden he gives new applicants the test to see if they are Repplicants or not.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

On Music of a Folkish Nature


Where would our lives be without music? Probably a damn sight more drab.

I was recently asked to list my favourite musical acts. I said I could probably, with a small degree of difficulty, narrow it down to a top 500, if I was being super critical. At which point both Jon Arnold and Tom Jordan, betraying the sound mind and judgment I had thought they possessed, seemed to suggest a series of blog articles on my musical interests might be useful. Not to let folk down, here we are, a mere fourteen months on, and the first hints of that. I pride myself on my punctuality, you know.