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[ Written by: | 27 Feb 2019 | One Comment | ]

I bought my first Test Dept album in 1986, from Sounds Unlimited Newmarket on a recording buying/booze trip with Cups and Phil, travelling to the big smoke from the tron in Cups red mini… I had no idea what to expect music wise, this was the era before youtube and well anything approaching what we take for granted these daysAll I knew was I’d read about the band once and the review/article made me want to hear this band.Now seventy billion years later they’ve a new single, Landlord …

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[ Written by: | 15 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

With banners held high and anger set deep…
we await the conquest of our land like a bunch of frightened sheep.
With distractions at hand…
we focus on screens.
With hearts all aglow…
we pokey a-mon.
With rustic good cheer…
we’d really like a beer.
Bob’s poem for today
It’s Monday so cheer up we (wage) slave for four more this week
Featured image Phil’s birthday cake – the decadent swine!
 
Pibroch, Piobaireachd or Ceòl Mòr is an art music genre associated primarily with the Scottish Highlands that is characterised by extended compositions with a melodic theme and elaborate formal variations. Strictly meaning “piping” in Scottish Gaelic, piobaireachd has for …