Category Archives: Music

Punch & Judy

I am currently using up what’s left of my annual leave, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to decorate Sam’s bedroom. Ok Jo suggested it. Alright, she told me that’s what I would be doing! Anyway, I like to play music while I’m decorating (REALLY LOUD), so I was looking for something to play I came across The Thieving Magpie – Marillion Live.

It’s been a while since I last listened to some Marillion, but I have to say that Derek Dick AKA Fish is one the best word-smiths I have ever come across. His word play is exquisite and his subject matter unusual. Check out anything from “Script for A Jesters Tear”, especially the title track – a song about unrequited love. My particular favourite at the moment is Punch & Judy, a song about the mundane existence that a lot of people fall into, and I must admit struck a chord as I listened to it. Continue reading Punch & Judy

It’s Christmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssss!!

I have just heard Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody and therefore it must officially be Christmas. With the last dulcet tones of Noddy Holder, warbling that immortal line heralds the start of the festive season for me. I don’t think anything sums up the season better than Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody, Bing Crosby/David Bowie Little Drummer Boy, & of course White Christmas.

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Came across Rod and Gab through my son, Sam. They are acoustic guitarists who don’t use any other musicians on their CD or in live performances. Rod is a very good guitarist, but Gab is a complete rhythm section playing drums, bass and rhythm guitar all at the same time on the same guitar. Check out out Tamacun on the main page and also the video to get an idea of what I mean.

Went to see them Sunday at Sheffield Leadmill, where we met them in a restaurant where we were having a bite to eat, and also at Leeds City Varieties on Monday. They are back in the UK in November so I suggest you check them out.

Try and see them at a standing venue as they come across better than if everyone is sat down.

PS – they don’t do Flamenco 😀