The morning after Burns night: memories of Eddi Reader with Boo, bawdiness and romance

Jan 2022: better late than never. Had I thought of it sooner, there might have been a post yesterday to commemorate the birth of Robert Burns on Jan 25 1759. But then, Wikipedia helpfully states that Burns celebrations may be... Read more →


Song of the Day (Revisited): A Ricky Gervais/After Life boost for Kate Rusby's beautiful Who Will Sing Me Lullabies?

Jan 2022 update: a few months ago, I republished this item with mention of the Monday morning blues that had sent me to YouTube for one of my regular Kate Rusby fixes. I have been championing her music for around... Read more →


Loft vinyl: (3) Francoise Hardy and the song she hated but her fans loved

This has had earlier airings but fits the new Loft Vinyl series as snugly as the perfect glove. I am featuring tracks from old LPs released from lengthy exile in the loft, my elder daughter having bought me a turntable... Read more →