Tuesday, 31st August 2021.

Woke up, it was a grey Tuesday. Went downstairs, brewed the tea, watched a few minutes of the (frankly depressing) news on TV. Took the tea upstairs for the customary half hour lie-in, listening to the wireless. It was just coming up to the hour and Radio Caroline had gone into commercials mode, so I … Continue reading Tuesday, 31st August 2021.

Spicy Progressive Concierto Burger, anyone?

Musical appreciation, a blog piece in three parts at least, in which I digress... I know, I know, I've said it before but I'm jolly well going to say it again. Musical appreciation is hugely subjective. One person's Rib Eye Steak is another person's Tofu Burger. Speaking of which, which I don't believe I was … Continue reading Spicy Progressive Concierto Burger, anyone?

Vast and bleak and godforsaken

Musical appreciation, subjective, blah, blah, blah, it’s been said before… I love (most of) the work of Joni Mitchell but her 1977 release, "Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter" took some getting into. Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter - Joni Mitchell Some pieces immediately "grab" you, others seem to "grow" on you but here’s the question, if you … Continue reading Vast and bleak and godforsaken