Tag Archives: Music

Coronavirus Diary 17 – Social Distancing with Opera, Fräuleins and the low-skilled!

I was reading this morning that the social restrictions the government have put in place a month ago have been so successful that they are worried on how to convince people to come out again once it is safe to … Continue reading

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Wilton’s Music Hall – Victorian London Comes To Life!

If you read my review of The Limehouse Golem earlier this week, you’ll remember how much of the plot revolves around a Victorian era music hall.  Music Halls were once widespread around the entire country but eventually became all but … Continue reading

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The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace – Benedictus

Do you ever have a situation where you hear a piece of music and don’t know what it is?  Perhaps you hear a new song on the radio that you like the sound of but miss the introduction at the … Continue reading

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7 Songs to have a good cry with

Songs to have a good cry with. Continue reading

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Music of London Rock and Pop Tour

Some of you might actually wonder what I do when I am not blogging or writing some book or other.  Well, I actually give private guided tours to individuals, families and groups from around the world.  My tours generally are … Continue reading

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National Anthems & Should We Pick A New One?

One of the few things that every country shares is that they all have a National Anthem.  A National Anthem generally evokes and memorialises the struggles and achievements of the people in the land or at least of the land … Continue reading

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Is there Life on Mars, is there life on Earth?

I’ve spent 11 hours today editing my new book whilst listening to constant features dedicated to and music from David Bowie in BBC 5Live. I remember the first time I came across David Bowie, I was about 3 years old … Continue reading

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My tribute to James Horner – Movie composer extraordinaire

I was sad to hear last night about the death of composer and musician James Horner who died as a result of the crash of solo plane he was flying.  Despite being only 61 years of age, James Horner has … Continue reading

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The Death of the music scene in London

I’ve written before on the various building and engineering projects that are transforming many cities in Britain and London in particularly.  In the grand scheme of things, many of these obviously offer huge improvements bringing 20th and often 19th century … Continue reading

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Band Aid 30

There are many problems with the world at the moment and certainly with our country but one thing that we can be proud of is our record of charity and giving to countries that are poorer than our own.  In … Continue reading

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