Category Archives: BBC

Sounds of the Sixties………get rid of Tony Blackburn PLEASE!

    As a child of the 60s my formative musical education was based around the emerging popular music scene of the time. As a teenager I listened to the Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, John Mayall, the Searchers, Swinging Blue Jeans … Continue reading

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Five star revue for Mirga at the “Proms”

Prom 55: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the CBSO ★★★★★ “London debuts are seldom such a baptism of fire” – John Allison Perhaps the most newsworthy of all the 2016 Proms, this concert went into the schedule initially tagged “Conductor TBC”. No … Continue reading

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“Lust for Life”……..Iggy Pop

To corrupt an old saying, “there are old rock singers and there are wild rock singers, but there are very few old and wild rock singers” but one who seems to have survived and fit the latter category is Iggy … Continue reading

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Asylum seekers, coming to a town near you soon…………

  A MUSLIM group has outrageously said Germans need to ban alcohol if they want to stop repeats of the Cologne sex attacks. The MuslimStern pressure group said that drink “leads to rapes”. It added that the women who were … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Rateliff…………echoes of the Stax soul sound

Every Christmas my daughter usually buys me a CD (along with other presents I may add) and in recent years has bought me albums by Charlie Haden and Keith Jarrett much to my utter delight and subsequent hours of musical … Continue reading

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Welcome to a flooded North of England………

“O what a lovely Christmas…………….” The above photos taken in the last 48 hours give some idea of the devastation caused by the torrential rain and subsequent floods that have engulfed the North of England and in particular the areas … Continue reading

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Camila Batmanghelidjh……………and the “gravy train”

There is a growing furore and incredulity at the behaviour of Camila Batmanghelidjh over the closure of Kids Company, which she presided over as Chief Executive until being asked to “step down” recently. She has conducted interviews with virtually every … Continue reading

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Susanna Mälkki at the Proms (2015)

I switched on the radio this afternoon, which happened to be tuned into Radio3, the BBC classical music station, and there was a recording of a “Proms Concert” from earlier in the week. I had missed the first half of … Continue reading

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Kanye West…………..utter rubbish at Glastonbury

The headline on the BBC website runs as follows:- Glastonbury: Kanye West delivers headline set………… Last night I watched about 20 minutes of his set and I can honestly say that it is by far the worst performance by a … Continue reading

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BBC………cash cow funded by the rate payer

The BBC has spent over £44.5m since 2010 on hotels and accommodation for guests and staff, a freedom of information request by has found. The corporation spent over £10.3m on booking accommodation in 2014, its highest bill in five years. … Continue reading

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