Monthly Archives: July 2010

Nikos Stavropoulos – Nyctinasty

This is a great track by my friend and colleague, Nikos Stavropoulos.

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Judging an Album by its Cover

My last post reminded me of finding Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass’ Whipped Cream and Other Delights in a bargain bin in an Oxfam shop in the Lake District. I bought it purely because of the cover, thinking that even if it was awful, I … Continue reading

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Far Out Spaced Oddyssey

I’m still a big fan of buying music on vinyl, and part of the fun for me is making impulse buys based on album cover art. In this particular case, I was passing Manchester’s best (possibly only these days) independant … Continue reading

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The Flock – Dinosaur Swamps

I dug this 1970  album called Dinosaur Swamps by The Flock out yesterday as I was going through my old vinyl. I remember picking this album up at a record stand in the old Corn Exchange in Manchester because it … Continue reading

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The Werewolf of London

It’s not everyday I get to indulge my passion for music with my love of horror movies, but this Sunday I get to do just that. The ENO are doing this special event in London on the 25th July, which is a project … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace…again

Here are some of the tracks I wrote and recorded for the Radio 4 drama, Amazing Grace.

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Strike!

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