A Year in 52 Albums – no.37: John Barleycorn Must Die – Traffic

Folk-classical last week, folk-rock (arguably) this week, but these could not be any more different really. When I had listened to it through for the first time during the week, I walked home wondering which genre I would put it in. It’s a tough one: there are elements of jazz, blues, rock, progressive rock and … Continue reading A Year in 52 Albums – no.37: John Barleycorn Must Die – Traffic

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A Year in 52 Albums – no.36: Kathryn Tickell and the Side

Classical-folk / folk-classical. Not something you hear people talking about as a coming trend. But when I heard this album for the first time on release, it blew me away a bit. It’s not the first time classical tunes and instruments have been blended with folk ones: plenty of classical composers produced work based on … Continue reading A Year in 52 Albums – no.36: Kathryn Tickell and the Side

A Year in 52 Albums – no.35: Tangled – Nick Heyward

Another very short week for me thanks to being at the Greenbelt Festival over the long Bank Holiday weekend, so I’m writing about another favourite rather than something less familiar. I was a teenager during Britpop. It was an era where I fell in love with music again, having lost interest for a couple of … Continue reading A Year in 52 Albums – no.35: Tangled – Nick Heyward

Post-it Poems – nos. 92, 93, 94 & 95: Four Greenbelt Haiku

The latest four Post-it poems, all reflecting on a lovely long weekend at the Greenbelt Festival with some friends, are now all up on twitter etc. To find them, either type #postitpoems into the search bar on Twitter, or have a look at my profile: @alphaood. (The text is below the photos for anyone who … Continue reading Post-it Poems – nos. 92, 93, 94 & 95: Four Greenbelt Haiku