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Sunny Side Up: ‘So much depends upon an (my Dad’s old grey) wheel barrow beside the three brown chickens’ (with apologies to William Carlos Williams)

 Cannot  help but be so happy i actually got my hens and i get up each day about 6am and get some joggers over my pyjamas and put a jumper on and hat and scarf and go into the garden … Continue reading

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Singing, singing singing: Music Mind Map for IPM, Liverpoool Uni.

My mate (Professor) the wonderful Sara Cohen asked me if i would like to do this for the webpage of IPM (Institute of Popuaar Music where i have been a fellow since the 1990s when David Horn was the first … Continue reading

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Pyromania and rats who have now nested below the Yemaya house

Where there are hens there are rats and wow quite a lot been frolicking in the hen coop and trying to burrow in at night to get hen food – not helped by the fact that i live on the … Continue reading

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Cuban women musicians talk to Jan Fairley: ‘Saliendo del cuarto de Tula’; Camino de Santiago and ‘Old ladies’ exhibition photos up on Facebook.

Hey i’ve gone youtube folk! In the early 2000+ i interviewed many  Cuban women musicians in preparation for a book on’ Women and Music in Cub’a (which as usual, having been tardy over it, despite having  given many conference and seminar papers on … Continue reading

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Critiquing Paul Simon and Graceland revival: could Simon not be taken for a ‘rip off” merchant?

CRITIQUE OF ‘GRACE UNDER PRESSURE’ PIECE IN MUSIC GUARDIAN FRIDAY 20th April 2012 by ROBIN DENSELOW pp 14/ 15 Robin Denselow, I loved your Guardian piece, but feel it omitted something quite significant which is the way that Simon took … Continue reading

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Camino serendipities; and introducing my ‘killer’ 45 track compilation flamenco album on Nascente label – The Beginner’s Guide to Flamenco

Serendipities; and  introducing my  ‘killer’ 45 track compilation flamenco album on Nascente label –  The Beginner’s Guide to Flamenco Good karma is around me in a huge way: I am sticking images in books that I have gleaned over the … Continue reading

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‘The gigging girl’: Archives Ahoy gifting; music from friends and 2 eggs from the hennies yesterday

Am sitting here after a bowl of cornflakes and banana listening to Nuala Kennedy playing Love at the Swimming Pool ( i love swimming so the title is super attractive). Nuala is a super-talented, young, intrepid, gorgeous Irish musician based in … Continue reading

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