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“tink” or When did bicycle bells become so unfit for purpose?

I felt a rant coming on; it's my age I think, more and more despite my best intentions I feel less and less tolerant. I try not to give in but sometimes I just have to. Telly. Do you remember when "Telly" was an event? Good telly that is. People set aside some time in … Continue reading “tink” or When did bicycle bells become so unfit for purpose?

Kansas, I’ve a feeling we’re not in toto anymore.

I've just listened to two Kansas albums back to back; first, "The Prelude Implicit" from last year (2016) and then from 1974 their debut album, "Kansas". Listening to the two albums you'd hardly know that 42 years separates them. Both are full of verve and energy and also full of all that wonderful stuff which … Continue reading Kansas, I’ve a feeling we’re not in toto anymore.

Album Review, “On The Rebound” by Drifting Sun

Progressive Rock, "Prog". What is Prog? This is a very difficult question to answer. Initially I would say it's songs that are more than just; verse - chorus - verse - chorus - verse. Songs and pieces of music with tricky beats and time signatures; songs and pieces of music that are structured differently to … Continue reading Album Review, “On The Rebound” by Drifting Sun

Sorry, I’m English…

In spite of the rich English heritage of simply speaking louder and slower to foreigners in some sort of vain hope that then they'll understand, for my Polish Odyssey I've actually tried to learn some Polish language. Two or three days into my very first trip to Poland I was studying the departures board at … Continue reading Sorry, I’m English…