Monthly Archives: September 2018

CD Review – Spike Drivers – Front Porch Swing

CD Review – Spike Drivers – Front Porch Swing Scratch Records – CD 300110 8 out of 10 The Spike Drivers have long been a popular live draw, and this release shows why. The three-piece of guitarist Ben Tyzack, bassist … Continue reading

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CD/DVD Review – Eric Johnson – Live from Austin Texas, 84

CD/DVD Review – Eric Johnson – Live from Austin Texas, 84 New West Records – 8 out of 10 This newly released archive recording finds the influential and acclaimed singer song-writer and ground-breaking electric guitarist Eric Johnson plying his trade … Continue reading

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CD Review – Eric Johnson – Up Close

CD Review – Eric Johnson – Up Close – Vortexan Music 8 out of 10 Eric Johnson, the guitarist’s guitarist returns to the fray with his first album of new material in five years, with Up Close. Known for his … Continue reading

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CD Review – Mel Brown – Love, Lost and Found

CD Review – Mel Brown – Love, Lost and Found 7 out of 10 – Electro-Fi Records The late Mel Brown was very much an unknown figure outside of the blues, but that was the world’s loss. Players from the … Continue reading

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Poem Number 3

She could swing for him, all smug grin, lopsided scowl, all passions burnt. They could have been anything, gone anywhere, but now she carries the bucket, he carries enough disdain for the both of them All gone to seed, their … Continue reading

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Poem Number 2

Black Suit. Green Boots. Dressed in his Sunday best. Grey Bucket. White Suit. Hands caked in mud and dirt. Black and white polka dot dress. Green grass. Blue sky. Angry bull. No red. Hands Chaffed raw. The sights that the … Continue reading

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Poem 1

1 Black, unworn tyres. Ground scorched by time and fire. Arms crossed. Hair bleached. Tied in knots. No roses. No daffodils. No, forget me nots.

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40 Years – Flash Fiction

Every week we walk this road, me and my Ron. 38 years man and wife, and the year’s never dragged on. We have the bus drop us off in town, it is so much cheaper with my bus pass, it … Continue reading

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CD Review – The Innocent Ones by Willie Nile

CD Review – The Innocent Ones by Willie Nile – 8 out of 10 The Singer-songwriter Willie Nile is something of a musical magpie, but always managing to fashion something new out of older material. His voice is part Elvis … Continue reading

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CD Review – Still Making History by Ana Popovic

CD Review – Still Making History – Ana Popovic The latest album from Serbian guitarist/singer-songwriter Ana Popovic draws on a series of influences, while maintaining a distinctive identity of her own. The music changes from straightforward blues, to jazz with … Continue reading

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