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 Current State of Play

So... to summarise the 'state of play' in the UK at this time: The Tory run UK Government is trying to leave the EU... that will make the country's economy, and the vast majority of us with it, much worse off... ...with a Brexit deal that somehow won't involve there being a hard border between …

Cambridge Analytica: Explosive Revelation From Wylie About Conspiracy

Since the discovery that Vote Leave, BeLeave, the DUP and Veterans For Brexit all paid money to a Canadian company called AggregateIQ (AIQ), Christopher Wylie has now revealed that there is evidence of them working together and that several other anonymous whistleblowers have given evidence to the Electoral Commission. With the recent news articles and …

Cambridge Analytica: Lack of Clarity About Story Threatens to Undermine It

This story isn’t about cunning Dominic Cummings finding a few loopholes in the Electoral Commission’s rules. Finding a way to spend an extra million quid here. Or (as the Observer has also discovered )underdeclaring the costs of his physicists on the spending returns by £43,000. This story is not even about what appears to be covert coordination …

Album Review: Maker – DEA

Thanks to Kidda Records, I've been able to preview the forthcoming album from Maker, a band that I have previously posted about. Maker are a psychedelic bluesy punch, stirred with a fist full of soul, made up of band members Alessandro Marinelli (vocals), brothers Andrew Donaldson (guitar) & Gavin Donaldson (drums), plus John Austin (bass). The Kent four-piece will release their twelve track debut …

The UK Government is desperate and running out of time – Scotland needs to leave before it’s too late

Following a comment I made on Common Space, I have adapted that comment here into this blog post. In response to the claim that a "Yes" vote for Scottish Independence would have been a "catastrophe": First of all, the "catastrophe" spoken of is based on GERS figures, which the more informed of us recognise is 1) …

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 …