Category Archives: Features: Miscellaneous

Crackly Vinyl, Trump, The Smell of Poo and a Phantom Ivor Biggun – Music in 2017

2017 started musically in defiant fashion, as stars boycotted President Trump’s inauguration concert. Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Beyoncé played for the incoming President Obama, but the list of those refusing to play for Trump is more stellar than those … Continue reading

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Mark Heard: A Treasure of the Broken Land

That Mark Heard turned down the offer of touring with Dylan and T-Bone Burnett speaks both of his talent and his humility. He may not have had the chance to make a big splash from that tour, but the ripples … Continue reading

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Spiritual Protein for your Music Menu

If you have come here from the Christianity Magazine article “Lies our Worship Music Culture Tells Us” then welcome to you.  There was so much I wanted to add, but space was too short. So here are here are some … Continue reading

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2016 in Music: Shock and Awe

The biggest musical occurrence of 2016 was arguably a death. David Bowie’s demise was a Shock-and-Awe event: shock that it happened and awe at the way Bowie orchestrated his passing. Rather than fading away, Bowie created an album that – … Continue reading

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Has Faith Helped Bob Dylan to Win his Nobel Prize?

For the first time in its history, the Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to a musician, leaving its winner, Bob Dylan, “speechless” at the award. However, it took him weeks to acknowledge it, causing  a member of the … Continue reading

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U2@40: Is Bono the Messiah, or a very Naughty Boy?

Most U2 fans will have plenty of stand-out memories. Mine began in 1981, when they played the birthday party for my local rock club in Aylesbury. I knew none of their songs at that time, and instead of my normal … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts

I had two selections in Christianity Magazine’s 2010 Christmas gifts round up: a round up of the year’s music and Gifts for Him.

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