Never Trust a Tory

The latest moves by the UK Tory Government to renege on the EU Withdrawal legislation will come as no surprise to followers of Scottish politics and merely highlights the old saying of ‘Never Trust a Tory’. Despite being told prior to the UK General Election in December 2019 that the Tories had an ‘oven ready’ … Continue reading Never Trust a Tory

Classic Rock Albums: Close to the Edge

It’s time for a bit of Prog-Rock, on this day (13th September) in 1972 Yes released their fifth studio album Close to the Edge. It was their last album of the 1970s to feature their original drummer Bill Bruford, who left to join King Crimson.  Close to the Edge became the band’s greatest commercial success, … Continue reading Classic Rock Albums: Close to the Edge

Politics before lives

Only a self-centred politician like Lord George Foulkes would revel in the disgraceful decision of the BBC in Scotland to cancel the live screenings of the First Minister’s Covid-19 briefings. Lord George Foulkes couldn't contain his bladder at the news of the FM's briefings being cancelled Just as new outbreaks of the virus starts hitting … Continue reading Politics before lives

Deep Purple @ 21 (albums that is!)

Veteran hard rockers Deep Purple have released their 21st studio album ‘Whoosh!’ this month.  The album the band described as putting the Deep back into Purple!  Working with producer Bob Ezrin for the third time, Purple have delivered an excellent album showcasing their incredible musicianship.  As always Glover and Paice hold the beat well allowing … Continue reading Deep Purple @ 21 (albums that is!)

Classic Rock Albums: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow

Released 45 years ago (4th August 1975) this album marked Ritchie Blackmore’s departure from Deep Purple, after he became more disillusioned during recent recordings and tours.  Allegedly he disliked the funkier elements of Purples later songs and wanted to return to a hard rock approach including suggesting the song Black Sheep of the Family as … Continue reading Classic Rock Albums: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow

They came, they saw, they ran scarpered!

Tory Chancellor Rushi Sunak MP became the latest BritNat politician to have a fleeting visit to Scotland.  As per the usual Tory script even talk of Scottish Independence was off the table, apparently the Tories are too busy lining the pockets of their supporters with dodgy contracts outwith of any proper scrutiny to allow the … Continue reading They came, they saw, they ran scarpered!