Photo by Lyndon Hatherall (Flickr)
Photo by Lyndon Hatherall (Flickr)

 

Dear Diary,

Anyway, as I was saying…

This year you’re going to be hearing LOTS from me!  I’ll be posting lots of gigs, lots of new recordings, yada-yada-yada…

Yeah, you’ve heard this before, haven’t you Diary.  “I’m going to write to you all the time from now on!  I know I’ve been shit up to now, but I can change!  I can change!!  I’m going to make such an effort – it’ll be like it’s a New Me!  You’ll see… pithy posts and witty insights left, right and centre!  You’ll be dazzled!”

Total fucking silence for 6 months.

But you know what, I’m not even going to apologise for it this time.

For several reasons.

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Wonderful song by the wonderful Bill Withers, recorded in the Albion Beatnik Bookshop, Walton Street, Oxford on Friday 29 August 2014.


Recorded at G&Ds (George & Delila’s) ice cream parlour on Cowley Road, Oxford on Friday 6 June 2014. Features Calum Mitchell on vocals. (Original song written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe – 1987.) It starts with an earthquake…





And then the name-calling. Recorded at G&Ds (George & Delila’s) ice cream parlour on Cowley Road, Oxford on Friday 6 June 2014. (Original song written by Paul Simon – 1986.)