Monday Music 17 – 2018

This week I’m going with my all-time favourite piece of music: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. It’s occupied that place since my early twenties when my Dad had a copy of it that he played for me. The violinist was one Maxim Vengerov. I’ve listened to this countless times since and it holds such rich associations for […]

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Monday Music 16 – 2018

Haven’t posted anything for an absolute age because of work but I thought I could get an easy win today by doing a quick Monday Music post. No, no it’s not Skinner and Baddiel, that would be too obvious. Having said that, I did get that off iTunes yesterday. No, today is about Annie Lennox.  I […]

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My World Cup Memories

With the beginning of the World Cup today, I thought it would be worthwhile going on a little jaunt down memory lane and remembering where I was during the tournaments that I can remember. I’ll say a little bit about my life at the time, my memories of the tournament and anything else that springs […]

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The Andromeda Experience – 7

Adventures on Voeld Eventually, I had to leave the safety of my patio heater and venture out into the frigid, barren wilderness of Voeld.  I love the way the way the planet has been drawn. It’s lovely to look at and frequently I would stop the Nomad and just admire the view.  The one downside […]

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Monday Music 15 – 2018

This week’s Monday Music comes from Spike Lee’s 2006 film, Inside Man, which starred Denzel Washington, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jodie Foster and Clive Owen.  I remember going to see this in the cinema with my brother. It has the most wonderful opening sequence, showing different parts of New York city as the robbers drive into Manhattan. […]

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