Arrows – My Album Of The Year

It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about an album. Of course, being a huge fan of Polly Scattergood’s for a number of years I kind of knew I’d like her latest, Arrows.  But ‘like’ is really the wrong. I love it. It’s special. It’s magic. It’s one of those albums – […]

It’s a Fine Day For The Short Story

…when one of its best writers, the wonderful Alice Munro, receives the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here’s what the BBC had to say about it. Here’s hoping the extra exposure this wonderful form of writing gets as a result will encourage at least a few more people to give the short story a try. A […]


Well this is a bit special, isn’t it? Well known, and often brilliant, songs stripped of everything but the lead vocal track. I especially loved Fleetwood Mac and the Radiohead one and This Charming Man is delightful too There are plenty more to listen to if you have yourselves a click here. * And in […]