Category Archives: Music

Bill Bailey–Limboland

Big fan of Bill Bailey, the comedian and musician – not to be confused with Axl Rose, the other famous comedian and musician – so reasonably happy to cough up £25 (+£2 ticket tax). He seems to be keeping his … Continue reading

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Suzanne Vega at the Anvil

I’m a pretty lazy fan these days. If a band isn’t coming to Reading then I’m probably not going to  catch their current tour. I may, if I’m feeling inspired, travel to Bracknell or even Maidenhead for a comedy gig. … Continue reading

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Otway and Barrett at the Purple Turtle

Hard to believe the Purple Turtle has been around since 1990 (and one building move in 1997 to avoid the Oracle’s bulldozers). Last year they spent a million on refurbishing the place and it is indeed really lovely. The decoration … Continue reading

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I must have been clinically depressed

I was thinking about some of the albums I was frequently listening to in the 80s during/after my time at University and decided that I must have been pretty unhappy if these were commonly on the gramophone or cassette playback … Continue reading

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Stiff Little Fingers @ Sub89

Great gig, as usual. That’s three times in the last 4 years. Definitely a band I have a sweet spot for. A new album is coming out on general release next week (after a ten year gap), from which they … Continue reading

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GuilFest 2014 – day 0 – Keep your hands off my tent

As is traditional with anywhere we go to enjoy ourselves, there will be some thing that really winds me up. At GuilFest, it was the first five minutes spent in the company of our neighbours in the campsite. We had … Continue reading

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The MIM

I wasn’t too interested in Sue’s suggestion of going to Brussels’s Musical Instruments Museum as it didn’t sound particularly exciting but I’m glad I did. We spent the whole afternoon from half twelve to closing time just strolling around the … Continue reading

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Reading Festival 2013–Friday

11:00am The festival site has officially opened for the day and we’re still at home. Noon MC Tom Deacon is introducing the (probably quite small) audience to the day’s comedic delights at the Alternative Stage. We’ve just got off the … Continue reading

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The Damned

Fun time at Sub 89 as The Damned (supported by Devon’s “The Computers”) took to the stage.  The band are currently Sensible and Vanian plus three other guys.  That may sound cruel on the rest of the band, some of … Continue reading

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GuilFest RIP

Sad to hear this: “Scotty Events Ltd regret to announce that Guilfest has ceased to trade due to poor ticket sales at this year’s event in July. We assess that this was down to the worst weather conditions we have experienced … Continue reading

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