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Nice little interview with Mr Shires on Southeastern, songwriting & singing sober.

The Frames Live At Whelan's :: Chapter I

One of my favourite bands in one of my favourite places in one of my favourite cities.

The Frames. Whelan’s. Dublin.

#tbt
I still have this.
I am not 6 anymore.

#tbt

I still have this.

I am not 6 anymore.

I didn’t know I needed one of these until I saw this picture today.

I didn’t know I needed one of these until I saw this picture today.

Indeed they were. #beautifuldays #festival

Indeed they were. #beautifuldays #festival

Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) - After Mardi Gras

Really looking forward to standing in a field tomorrow & watching Steve Earle. Hopefully with a beautiful sunset.

The Bell Jars - 1915 (free download)

My current band, The Bell Jars recently made a rare trip into a studio to record a few songs.

One of them, an unintentionally topical song called 1915, is currently a free download from bandcamp.

Try it, you might like it.

(This was the first song I got to record with my then new-to-me telecaster, guitar spotters)

Nashville - Muscle Shoals - Memphis - New Orleans Mix Tape

Today I got to talk briefly to my 90s Brit Pop crush, Lauren Laverne on the radio on BBC 6Music about my recent road trip and the nerdy 7 cd mix I made for our soundtrack.

I was way too excited about this this morning.

Here’s a link to the 6music blog with a brief back-story and the full 7 disc tracklisting if you like that kind of thing.

Watching the (really good) recent Pulp doc reminded me of when I saw them support Oasis back in ‘95 in their home town of Sheffield. 

I was then reminded of this. 

Noel unveiling the recently written Don’t Look Back In Anger for the first time at that gig.

Pretty cool hearing it again on YouTube 19 years later.

Beyond The Fringe - The Aftermyth Of War Sketch

Peter Cook & Jonathan Miller ladies & gents.

The more things change…. etc