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until after May 10th.


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Chérie Christine Adjakpon Rockyves & L’Orchestre African Sunshine Editions My
Museum of Lost Keyboards Armando Iannucci & Django Bates Between the Ears
Twilight Time Willie Nelson & Family Let’s Face the Music and Dance

Direct download: fastbreak.mp3


Thanks to Ralph Hawkins

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for sending me this glimpse of Bill Griffiths from back then:

Moments of Interest and Pleasure

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… this week



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Passing Thought

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Anselm Hollo would have been 79 today.


No More

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My Foolish Heart Bill Evans Trio Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961
Historia de un Amor Art Pepper Hollywood All-Star Sessions
Blind Man’s Penis (Peace and Love) John Trubee/Ramsey Kearney The American Song-Poem Anthology
Soul Eyes Mal Waldron Soul Eyes

Direct download: nomore.mp3

Happy Birthday! Doug


So Long, Suckers

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your grave


… and going back five years (click to enlarge)


Plus Ça Change

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Almost thirty years ago:

I warn you. I warn you that you will have pain – when healing and relief depend upon payment. I warn you that you will have ignorance – when talents are untended and wits are wasted, when learning is a privilege and not a right. I warn you that you will have poverty – when pensions slip and benefits are whittled away by a government that won’t pay in an economy that can’t pay. I warn you that you will be cold – when fuel charges are used as a tax system that the rich don’t notice and the poor can’t afford. I warn you that you must not expect work – when many cannot spend, more will not be able to earn. When they don’t earn, they don’t spend. When they don’t spend, work dies. I warn you not to go into the streets alone after dark or into the streets in large crowds of protest in the light. I warn you that you will be quiet – when the curfew of fear and the gibbet of unemployment make you obedient. I warn you that you will have defence of a sort – with a risk and at a price that passes all understanding. I warn you that you will be home-bound – when fares and transport bills kill leisure and lock you up. I warn you that you will borrow less – when credit, loans, mortgages and easy payments are refused to people on your melting income. I warn you not to be ordinary. I warn you not to be young. I warn you not to fall ill. I warn you not to get old.

Neil Kinnock, Speech in Bridgend, Glamorgan, June 1983.
Pity he went on to become an arsehole.


Sixty Eight

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The Coulin Gerry McFadden Irish Traditional Uilleann Pipes
A Man’s a Man for A’That Ewan McColl Songs of Robert Burns
Ghost Town The Specials Ghost Town
Danny Boy Shane McGowan The Rare Oul’ Stuff
Beasley Street John Cooper Clarke Word of Mouth
If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso Gertrude Stein Winter 1934/5
The Long and Winding Road Langley Schools Music Project Innocence & Despair
The Lark in the Clean Air Gerry McFadden Irish Traditional Uilleann Pipes

In Memoriam Peter Gilpin, our dear friend for 45 years, died in Spain April 2nd 2013

Direct Download: gil.mp3


This Morning

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Goodbye, Peter. A yet more empty world.

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