Love some Bar-B-Q

September 9, 2011

It is so exciting when something that you have wanted for so long comes your way, which is what happened yesterday with me and Preston Love’s Omaha Bar-B-Q. Read the rest of this entry »


#PerthFest Out Of Context: For Pina

February 21, 2011

Straight up, this was the simply the best piece of dance theatre that I have ever seen. Read the rest of this entry »

Can we still play this song past the year 2000?

February 11, 2011

  Of course we can!

It happened the other night when my fiancée came back from the library to tell me that a book on the history of Island Records was on the new books display (she has since gone and got the book out for me – thank you!). Read the rest of this entry »

Sincerely L.Cohen. PS. Wish You Were Here

February 4, 2011

I’ve got lots of tales of how I discovered this singer or that band and todays Song for a Friday is one such tale. Read the rest of this entry »

Keeping the diamond in mind

October 12, 2010

It was yesterday that I heard the news of the passing of Solomon Burke. Everyone has to start out with hearing about an artist somewhere and for me, I started out with Solomon’s comeback album from 2002, Don’t Give Up On Me. I loved it so much that I went out and bought a copy for everyone I knew. Actually, I couldn’t afford to do that, though I wanted to, and I did buy a copy for my partner and told her and anyone else that would listen that this album was my album of the year. Not many people did listen to me when I said it, but my partner did, so thank you. Mojo Magazine came to the same conclusion that year also; about the album of the year that is, but if they knew my partner they might agree with me about her also. She is wonderful. So much so, that when I went home and told her the news about the passing of Solomon she could understood who and what I was talking about, which is a rare thing when I talk about my musical taste with her. It was she who suggested that I should blog a little something about Solomon’s passing, so here ’tis. Read the rest of this entry »

New Band, New Album

June 18, 2010

Or should that be New Bands, New Albums?

Thanks goes to MStevo who pointed out that my created band name is awfully reminiscent of East 17. So on that note, let’s do another ‘create your own album’. In fact, let’s do a few…

If you care to comment, tell me which one you like best.


May 19, 2010

I loved Happy Days when I was a kid, and of course, the reason I loved the show was due to the Fonz. I can see that this book is aware of that and so even though it is nominally a Happy Days book, the size of the lettering for that is pretty small, compared to the real star of the show. Read the rest of this entry »