Thursday, 15 February 2018

Folk in the south

Follow The Lost Cavalry around venues and it seems you unearth musical delights.

A Valentine’s event last night brought a number of folk acts together to folk about.

Salt Moon

This three piece combine cello, double bass and electric guitar with a female singer.

The style is occasionally reminiscent of Fairport Convention.

The songs tend to the tongue in cheek and melancholy, even when ‘love songs’, the vocal itself unquestionably strong for the style.

The Lost Cavalry

Again they performed well.

The arrangement is creative without being sloppy and the vocal performance really is hard to match.

Some of the songs tone have hints of Kurt Cobain, unusual for a lead singer who often sings beyond the rafters.

Patch and the Giant

These guys were the last to perform and a real treat.

They will be playing in Brighton tonight at ‘The Folk Room’, afraid all the details I have.

You will be treated to layered folk styles, unexpected brass and a haunting melancholy.

I would urge you to check them out in Brighton if you are free.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Valentine’s for the world

Today is St Valentine’s Day, I won’t go into the story today, you can find it out in your own time.

On this day so often linked to love the news has exploded with more stories of sabre rattling in the U.S.A and North Korea.

Those at the Olympics are launching themselves into the sky from ski slopes and snowboarding half pipes in spectacular style.

Yet the powers that be in North Korea and the U.S.A feel it is far more important to threaten something horrendous.

Hydrogen bombs have been condemned across the world, we really need no more.

Destruction on that scale helps absolutely no one.

If you are good at Oragmi and you do not have anything else peaceful to do I suggest you take the Japanese example and start making collections of Oragmi shapes.

No one ever got more than a paper cut from Oragami.

Have the best day possible.

I really would recommend watching some of the Olympics.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

How’s your New Year going?

All credit to Michael Franti and Spearhead.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Why arrest him?

Sadiq Khan, as you all remember was elected as London mayor.

Recent news is that Donald Trump has tried to arrest Sadiq.

The news can be wrong, it may be overblown, libellous any number of things.

Though as he is a Muslim mayor and Trump has heavily questioned the man largely based around his faith alone and not his ability to run London.

I am led to ask, why on earth is a foreign leader seeking to arrest a legally elected man with a mandate to govern the whole of London.

It was not a rigged election, he did win the majority and what is more he stood alongside the many Londoners who stood in silent vigil after terrorist attacks.

I do seem to remember Donald Trump saying he didn’t like terrorism at one point and Sadiq has shown clearly that he doesn’t like terrorism.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Prince Harry

Prince Harry is, well, a Prince.

He is not an MP, or a Queen, or a Civil Servant or well, anything other than a Prince.

He is a Prince who was foolish enough to don a Nazi uniform for a party.

We all remember that don’t we, him wearing that uniform.

We haven’t forgotten have we, what he wore...

How did we feel about it?

The outfit choice of his...

His brother didn’t wear it at any point did he...

There was a distinct absence of his elder brother wearing it.

Interestingly though there seems to be another Royal wedding on the cards.

Funny thing about Royal weddings, in a weird way everyone gets invited whether they want to go or not.

Also interestingly, it appears and is reported that Donald Trump is very much not invited.

I’m not sure if a Royal realises how a Royal wedding looks to all of us.

Only this time Prince Harry wedding, as I shall dub this one is not inviting Donald Trump.

Whatever is that about do you think?

Monday, 8 January 2018


Nicky Wire has a song on his solo album called I killed the Zeitgeist.

Very strange piece of music to write when you have been and probably still are the Zeitgeist.

He seems cleverer than that really, wondering if he’s taking the piss.

His rather strange Wikipedia implies he is an ageing outsider, utterly failing to mention he’s a huge rock star in one of the most iconic bands of the last decade or so.

The album’s old, but worth a listen.

I killed the Zeitgeist is definitely not the best track on it.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Women and love songs

Do you remember me mentioning Sonique?

I thought I’d remind you of this one.

Suzi Quatro!

Do you remember this one rock and rolling and talking about love in a husky voice?

In leather?


She wouldn’t have let anyone get away with pushing her around.

Why has everyone got so sexist?