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The Joy of Being Tall at Concerts

I am reasonably tall. Being around 6′ 2″ I am not freakishly tall, but nonetheless I am taller than average in a crowd at, oh let’s say for example, a music concert. Most people, especially those of more diminutive stature, … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Umbrella

Bloody umbrellas, they are a menace. I am not a fan of the umbrella at the best of times. I find that wielders of umbrellas are all too often a) dangerously incompetent at the task, and b) of the exact … Continue reading

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Wet Weekend Blues

People familiar with my increasingly sporadic blog will know that at this time of year I am usually busily waxing lyrical about the annual Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival (see last year here and here) This year, however, I have … Continue reading

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Rock: The Next Generation

Last night I was in the pub. This is more unusual for me on a school night than people often suppose, but I was tempted into the Cafe Rene to see a band. This is the second time this week … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath: The End

Most of us, I think, have a soundtrack to our youth. This soundtrack  consists of key songs and bands that influenced us and motivated us through those awkward teenage years. For me, this soundtrack was provided by the likes of … Continue reading

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Gloucester Blues Festival 2016 Part 2

There are occasions in life which, often for reasons that are not immediately obvious, become imbued with special meaning and significance. These are times when friendships are forged, reinforced or renewed. Times when people are drawn together through shared interests, … Continue reading

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Gloucester Blues Festival 2016 Part 1

It is once again that joyous and liver-challenging time of year when the pubs of Gloucester give themselves over to the annual Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival. The Blues Festival started on Saturday (23rd), with the Cafe Rene Blues Festival … Continue reading

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