Song of the Day (Revisited)

Song of the Day: Tommy Sands ... There Were Roses and the Brexit threat to peace

June 2021/July 2022 updates: re-reading this item first published in Salut! Live's Song of the Day series 10 or 11 years ago, I am struck by a phrase I used to describe why the rationale for the Northern Ireland peace... 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 →

Song of the Day Revisited: Flossie Malavialle ... Dans Le Port d'Amsterdam

Sept 2021 update: how times have changed since this was first posted 10 years ago. Times have changed further since a follow-up entry in the Salut! Live Cover Story series. Covid-19 cut off Flossie Malavialle's source of income in the... Read more →

Song of the Day Revisited: on learning to love Oysterband and putting out lights

August 2021 update: I was slow to appreciate Oysterband. When I reflect on an outlook on life that has known nuances but no radical change,it is difficult to understand why I was resistant for so long. Yes, I was working... Read more →

Song of the Day Revisited: High Level Ranters ... The South Medomsley Strike

August 2021 update: here is another look at and listen to a magnificent song from the pen of the prolific Pitman's Poet Tommy Armstrong as recorded, in 1975 I think, by the High Level Ranters ... Let's take the Song... Read more →