So what am I likely to find here?

My blog, as with my Twitter account, is usually about music or politics and even both on occasion. I may delve into other related subjects as politics is everywhere. My music posts are generally about music, music artists and gigs. My Twitter account includes a #MusicAtMidnight video every night. I support the concepts of a Basic Income …

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The Curious History of the Wings Over Europe Tour Bus (WNO 481)

So I was on Twitter last Sunday afternoon, when in amongst my feed I noticed the following tweet that peaked my interest: https://twitter.com/PaulMcCartney/status/939897460843008002 OK, so not to be out-done by Cliff Richard's Summer Holiday, and probably inspired by his own idea which became the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, when Paul's post-Beatles band decided to tour …

Upcoming Gig: Supporting the Headliners & Headlining the Support

  Thanks to being a fan of Vintage Trouble and their extraordinary live performances, I've also become a fan of Slydigs, who supported VT whilst touring the UK. Slydigs then followed in VT's footsteps by also becoming the support for another band known for their live performances - The Who. Earlier this year, Slydigs paid it forward, …

Scottish Constituencies Confirm It: SNP Voters Went Tory at #GE2017

Since writing my blog Some Home Truths For The SNP – and Scottish Unionists – from #GE2017, I have noticed how it seems that the "Labour voters voted Tory" rhetoric seems to have become the mantra for some about the unexpected level of SNP losses. Some of this is being put down to the "Corbyn Effect". I …

Some Home Truths For The SNP – and Scottish Unionists – from #GE2017

Since the exit poll for the 2017 General Election (dare I say #GE2017 Mark 1?) and the unfolding of the actual results, whilst being pleasantly surprised at the Tories' losses overall, and their failure to get an overall majority, I have been perplexed by two things. The first is that the Tories may yet cling …

Pride and Prejudice, Fear and Loathing: A ‘Why’ for the ‘Classics’ of Scottish Unionism

In a week that has seen powdered substances sent to SNP politicians, in order to spread fear and concern, in what you might describe as a low-level act of terrorism, there has also been vandalism of SNP paraphernalia by ever more desperate Unionists, who are finding Indy supporters much harder to bait than in 2014. …

Grievance Politics? How About Unionists Stop Whining About Manifestos They Haven’t (Properly) Read?

It is quite extraordinary the level of whining I see from Unionists about both the SNP and Scottish Greens 2016 manifestos with regard to a second independence referendum. It seems that many are suffering from a collective (or more likely a selective) blindness. I have seen Unionists swear blind (too late, methinks), that the SNP …