Brass In Pocket

Songsmith Chrissie Hynde and the Ladies’ Tea Party It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the rumbling rawness of the Punk Years in the UK, starting in 1976 and spilling over into the next decade. The bad could get really bad, with uncaring unmusical bands, violence and self-mutilation. […]

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Christmas in Paradise

Songsmith Mary Gauthier I don’t normally do Christmas songs, having sung one too many carols as a youngster. I see them as decorative and unifying, but in the background. Yet it is Christmas again, and they’re back . You may have a favourite, or not at all. It depends how closely your musical ear is […]

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Say No More

Songsmith Steve Marriott I only had one Humble Pie record in my collection. It was the single Black Coffee, which I’d seen them perform on The Old Grey Whistle Test. Took it home, listened to the A-side, loved it. The singer, Steve Marriott, was in great voice. Then I did something which happens so rarely […]

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Tango ? Vivre libre et rebelle

Catherine Berbessou et Federico Rodriguez Moreno Une soirée importante dans un festival de tango est celle où les couples de professionnels prennent la piste pour montrer leurs meilleures chorégraphies devant un public payant. Le tango est sorti des bals populaires pour devenir spectacle. L’arène de la piste de danse attend les combattants. Et les ambitions […]

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The Musical Box

Music has been a key to my personal growth since I was a teenager and, although I don’t play an instrument myself, I have been surrounded by musicians and music all my life. This section of the blog shares the contents of the discoveries, experiences and events in my personal musical box. Growing up in […]

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