Category Archives: Ranting

On Putting Not Quite Music Journalism To Bed

Having announced, back in December, that I was going to stop publishing gig write-ups, I had always had the intention of writing a final piece that explained why. As it happened, a busy period at both work and home meant … Continue reading

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Opinion–Stonebow House

Scanning the YorkMix website this morning, I came across a request by the York:Living With History project for memories of Stonebow House who, in the light of recent developments meaning that the building’s future is uncertain, are working to develop … Continue reading


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In Defence Of The York Music Scene

I had intended this post to be a direct response to something I saw on Facebook yesterday. Purely by chance, I came across a thread on the York Discussion Page which was talking about the York music scene. Sadly, what … Continue reading

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Keeping Music Live

This afternoon Amplifier posted on Facebook a mock-up front page of the Daily Mail which seemed to announce their final UK tour. This was a piece of hyperbole, meant to illustrate the question they were asking in the post. Presumably … Continue reading

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Aaaar, Jim Lad!

Monday 27th April: Over the last couple of weeks, piracy has been quite big in the news. Somalian pirates seemed to cast their nets wider and, in at least one case, came off the worst after aggravating the United States … Continue reading

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