FROM the day I started infants’ school at the age of five, my mother insisted that I come home every day for lunch. Perhaps influenced by her own experience as … Continue readingSchool meals, yum!
Commencing a short season on the theme of flight, a live version of the Gillster’s wistful tune from her classic 1995 debut album Revival.
Thanks to Andy Marshall for reminding me of this 1969 number. It was written by Geoff Stephens and John Carter and produced by Mickie Most. It reached No 2 in … Continue readingHerman’s Hermits: My Sentimental Friend
A debut appearance on A & M for Stephen Malkmus and Co. Great video.
The Orlons had three big hits in the US: The Wah-Watusi and Don’t Hang Up, both in 1962, and South Street in 1963. Only Don’t Hang Up made any impact in Britain, reaching No 39. It got to … Continue readingThe Orlons: Don’t Hang Up
From his album Doggystyle. No wonder my ‘owner’ thinks music is going to the dogs.
This was written in 1962 by P J Proby under his real name James Marcus Smith. The first recording was by the Ribbons which reached No 81 in America in … Continue readingThe Ribbons: Ain’t Gonna Kiss Ya
Lovely ambient stuff from 1982.
With brilliant footage supplied by Nasa. Majestic.
THERE’S been some quiet excitement among the walking fraternity in the village recently because there are otters in the Ribble. They are thought to live under a pump house on … Continue readingOtter spotters