“For most of us, music framed our youth, becoming the source of memorable markers through life, with the power to instantly bring us back to a moment decades past, evoking the emotional responses, the attendant memories and the joy and sadness of the times.”
Jog Your Memory 70’s Pop Pickers
This morning a post on social media made me think about the first four album records I ever bought.
The Bells & The Orkney Blues
“Sorry folks, but it looks like The Orkney Blues Festival on-line extravaganza, isn’t happening – the best laid schemes and all that.”
ORKNEY BLUES FESTIVAL!!!
“Blues/Rock is one of my favourite forms of music, and I had been wondering what was going to happen with the Orkney Blues Festival – due to groove the nation – in September. “
The Saxophone #OnThisDay
On the 28th of June 1846 perhaps the most sexy sounding of musical instruments, the saxophone, was patented by Adolphe Sax.
Strange Fruit #BlackLivesMatter
“Southern trees/Bear strange fruit/Blood on the leaves/And blood at the roots
ORKNEY BLUES FEST. 2020!!!
the Blues AGM will take place in the Function Room at the Royal Hotel, Stromness on Thursday 20th of February at 7:30pm.
Blues Musician Dave Arcari: Interview and Session
Martin Laird interviewed Orkney Blues headliner Dave Arcari when he was in Stromness last week.
A Tribute To ‘Coop’ – Orkney Blues Fest. 2019
“We first came across Coop, about 12 years ago, playing in Blue Rooster, with John Adams and Pete Philips. “
Poetry Corner: Politician
“I was listening to a CD by Cream, singing along with the familiar words, then realised how very relevant they are to today”