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Practice in Public Makes Perfect: how playing for your fans makes you better

Price, 57, has played music nearly her whole life, starting with piano when she was five years old. But in the fall of 2009, the guitar was still something of mystery to her. She had been playing for only a couple of months and was struggling a bit with the new challenges. Yet, instead of […]

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Exclusive! Listen The New Track “Little Scratch”

Track appears in new box set… A new box set showcasing recordings Captain Beefheart made in the early Seventies is due for release. After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 To 1972 features newly remastered versions of three albums that Beefheart and the Magic Band released […]

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New Demo From My Morning Jacket

This week’s essential mix from All Songs Considered includes a surprising, electronic, mostly instrumental cut from The 1975 — a British group known more for its brash Top-40 pop and rock — an intimate home demo recording from My Morning Jacket and a spare, moody cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” by the Irish folk […]

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Skillax Preparing ‘Harsher, Brighter’ New Album

The National have confirmed that they will start recording their next album “soon”. The US band released their sixth album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ in 2013, more recently showcasing new song ‘Roman Candle’ live. With frontman Morgan recently saying that the group need to “change and evolve” on their next record, guitarist Morgan has now […]

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Judge Asked To Skillax To Attend ‘Stairway’

“Consider heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, killing more women than all cancers combined. If we can do more to prevent, treat and cure cardiovascular disease, more women will live longer, more families will stay together, more workers will stay productive, and we’ll save money on treating a condition that costs the U.S. […]

Dear Diary Day 19… boiled two pairs of white socks which had turned brown from walking round the block and not washing in 2 years… or so. Boiled ’em up like an old rugby kit before it goes in the washing machine. Looked for new socks. Draw full of thick wooly football socks used to […]

Dear Diary Days 15-18… cleaned. Domesticated head to toe. After cleaning, cleaned some more. In between cleaning went to the pub. Then cleaned. Noticed computer screen has grown lines. Cleaned it. Nothing to see here, I’ve cleaned it. Bollocks, screen still has lines… nothing stands in the way of WD40. Screen’s getting worse, argh it’s […]

Dear Diary Day 14… Made broccoli soup… was sensational, still is I’ve buckets of the stuff, which is good because when I find a food I like I tend to eat it every day for weeks… months, till I get sick of it p.s still not sure on the spelling of broccoli and the double […]

Dear Diary Day 13… Teachers straining at the bit of sanity is enough to make your teeth curl. After a late night at the pub… it’s work folks… I’m shaken at an ungodly hour so our bedroom can turn into the missus’ classroom. Love covid. Stroke the bristles of sanity. Zen

Dear Diary Day 12… Enjoying a couple of swifty’s with a couple, not together, in their 20’s and 30’s from the UK when the conversation veered without rhyme, reason or most notably now, memory, to Blackadder, or rather my contribution did (must have done) because they looked at me blank, I mirrored their look, whereby […]

Dear Diary Days 7-11… talking of which, I went in one after midnight the other day, what’s all that about? I’ll be writing to them.

Dear Diary, D6… today I brushed the dog 3 times 3 times 3 times and I’m up to here in it. Bought nice bread for Blue Gecko, Phuket sausage sarnies n stuff and hung some groovy pics on the wall – happy to put you in touch with the groovy-man who supplied both

Day 5: daughter 2 spills coffee on desk. Rant n rave like a stuck banshee. Go to shops with a coffee soaked mask… smells lovely and is a pick up. Got the squits

D2: gorged of pistachio nuts to the point of hallucination – we are all inflatable D3: came down D4: cleansed. Ordered bread from Tom for Blue Gecko. And franks from Spike. Got eaten by mosquito’s, now they are inflatable.

Dear Diary… D2… Haircut on the cards. Daughter One says do it and don’t grow it long again because it looks naff. Beardoff too Barbers shut. Have to wait till Monday if no lockdoom. Would’ve always been 100% The Who’s – Cut My Hair but Methyl Ethel’s Ubu snuck in there on boogie-accountability Time to […]


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