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GLASTONBURY PLAYLISTS: SHANGRI-LA’S LIVE BANDS + KENDRICK LAMAR APPRECIATION CLUB

I’m going to come back to both of these playlists at a later date and break them both down properly but for now here are my next two daily playlists which continue the Glastonbury theme. First up is 80 fantastic … Continue reading

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GLASTONBURY 1982 – MY FIRST YEAR

*Playlist at the bottom if you want to head straight there. Continuing on from yesterday’s Glastonbury post, I’ve made a playlist in a similar vein to the 1970 one but dedicated to my very first visit to Worthy Farm back … Continue reading

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Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival 1970 (aka The Very First Glastonbury)

*Playlist at the bottom if you want to head straight there. Today I should be heading down to be part of celebrations for Glastonbury Festival’s 50th Birthday, sadly due to Covid 19 none of us are but I wanted to … Continue reading

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DUR BRAIN – SPIRITUAL

I’m not sure you can live in Bristol without having a healthy mix of respect, belief, scepticism and occasionally actual contempt for the all round holistic hotch potch of esoteric influences that have come to (somewhat) define the New Age … Continue reading

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KENNY ROGERS APPRECIATION CLUB

My first encounter with the music of Kenny Rogers was in the mid 90s. I was working as a waiter in Pontins and shared a room with Alan from the Rhondda Valley. There were many peculiarities about Alan but the … Continue reading

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ISOLATION RAVING

How many times have you heard the word unprecedented in the last couple of weeks? To be fair nothing else quite seems to sum things up as precisely and with nobody really having any clue as to what’s happening next … Continue reading

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A is for ACID TECHNO – BOOMTOWN MUSICAL ALPHABET 2020

This is the first letter in my Boomtown Alphabet… it might be the last, I make no promises but I do plan to stick it out til the final Z (26 points if you guess what it might be). Of … Continue reading

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DESPERADOES TAKE PANORAMA

Although I’ve always been partial to a little bit of steel pan, I never fully appreciated the power and grace of a steel band until I went to Trinidad last year. There truly is nothing quite like it, such warmth … Continue reading

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Pirate Ship on the Streets Of Salvador.

People have been sending me videos of BaianaSystem at Brazilian Carnivals for the past few years and what a site to behold they truly are, a perfect example of bacchanalian spirit personified. Mass musical participation and unbridled revelry, I have … Continue reading

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WHO WEARS THE SOCA CROWN THIS YEAR?

My Carnival FOMO is kicking in hard this weekend, to solidify this fact I decided to stay up late Friday night and watch the International Soca Monarch on my laptop. Not quite as exciting as being there in the midst … Continue reading

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