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The loneliness of the long-distance musician

The loneliness of the long-distance musician

Vanguard Online May 17, 2018 0

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I once saw advertised for sale a DVD for an old film with the intriguing title of the Loneliness of Long Distance Runner which I have yet to see. Pondering the title did get me

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Three Old Songs About Food

Three Old Songs About Food

Vanguard Online February 17, 2018 1

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After listening to the seemingly innocent Four Clefs ‘I Like Pie I Like Cake’ (circa 1941) I was thinking that, perhaps, before the advent of rock n roll, before things got all down and dirty, suppressed musical rebels

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Morrissey and Robert Plant both served up a dish of mushy Weetabix in 2017 –  is this to do with age?

Morrissey and Robert Plant both served up a dish of mushy Weetabix in 2017 – is this to do with age?

Vanguard Online December 29, 2017 0

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What is it about musicians as they get older? They tend to loose any interest or ability to be at the vanguard, instrumentally speaking. The instrumentation becomes a kind of mush. Its pleasant enough,

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The monotony of the 9-5 requires monotonous music

The monotony of the 9-5 requires monotonous music

Vanguard Online December 27, 2017 0

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I had some building work done a few years back in the house. The builders played commercial radio 9-5. After being exposed to commercial radio for just 8 hours I felt in touch with

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There are eight Christmas songs worth cherishing

There are eight Christmas songs worth cherishing

Vanguard Online December 24, 2017 0

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Number Eight Re-released this year to commemorate and make money from George Michael’s death. It never got to number one in 1984, it could do this time. Read Rachel Areosti’s inside story of Wham!’s

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Top Ten Christmas Records in the year 2000 – has anything changed?

Top Ten Christmas Records in the year 2000 – has anything changed?

Vanguard Online December 23, 2017 0

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In the year 2000, Graeme Demianyk, put paper to pen for Vanguard Online to identify the best ten Christmas records to date. Christmas – what a magical time. Surrounded by family, friends and your

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10 Albums From 1972

10 Albums From 1972

James MacLaren October 15, 2017 0

James MacLaren

James MacLaren

Philosophy teacher and music enthusiast. Musical interests stretch from old school soul, post-punk and 80s Indie (reflecting my time as an 80s goth), UK folk revival, and reggae. I also love pop music.
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For newcomers, I am journeying through my life my noting ten albums from every year of my life. This year: 1972 – Another very strong year (perhaps not as strong as ’71, though). One

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10 Albums from 1971

10 Albums from 1971

James MacLaren September 29, 2017 0

James MacLaren

James MacLaren

Philosophy teacher and music enthusiast. Musical interests stretch from old school soul, post-punk and 80s Indie (reflecting my time as an 80s goth), UK folk revival, and reggae. I also love pop music.
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Before we leap straight in, let me bring up two things: I am going to have to be briefer. I am just about to embark upon a pretty demanding course and I just cannot

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Henry Rollins on gay marriage

Henry Rollins on gay marriage

Vanguard Online September 21, 2017 0

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  Until the last few weeks the world of Henry Rollins passed me by except to say that he got plenty of mentions by Mark Radcliffe when he used to do his late night

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10 Albums From 1970

10 Albums From 1970

James MacLaren September 17, 2017 3

James MacLaren

James MacLaren

Philosophy teacher and music enthusiast. Musical interests stretch from old school soul, post-punk and 80s Indie (reflecting my time as an 80s goth), UK folk revival, and reggae. I also love pop music.
James MacLaren

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A while ago, a friend suggested a silly game on Facebook – I don’t know how it came to him – to name a favourite film for every year since you were born. It

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