Friday On My Mind

  Written by Vanda & Young and performed brilliantly by their band The Easybeats, there’s something about Bowie’s version from his Pinups album that has creeps into my mind at the end of many work weeks. I’ll change that scene one day.    Monday morning feels so badEverybody seems to nag meComing Tuesday I feelContinue reading “Friday On My Mind”

Genius in Our Midst: Hunter

  David Bowie’s death was such a loss because he was an artist who was still at the top of his game. Black Star was one of last year’s best musical collections. What happened to John Lennon is a wound that doesn’t heal, made even more painful by the fact that he’d just released DoubleContinue reading “Genius in Our Midst: Hunter”

It’s No Game

The year is 1980. There has been a swing to the right across the free world. Margaret Thatcher is Prime Minister of England and Ronald Reagan is elected President of the United States. At the Republican Convention in July the party’s platform has changed since their last gathering. Gone is support for an Equal RightsContinue reading “It’s No Game”

Last Licks

There’s no way around it – 2016 is a shitty year for music fans. So far we’ve lost Prince, Merle Haggard, David Bowie, Keith Emerson, Glenn Frey, Paul Kantner, and Maurice White. And it’s not even May yet. It got me thinking about the final recordings that artists make and what it says about theContinue reading “Last Licks”