Bonamassa’s Back to his best

Joe Bonamassa doesn’t hold back on his latest album – Royal Tea.  Packed with a heavy, driving backing sound from a superb band featuring the legendary Reese Wynans on keyboards, Anton Fig on drums and Michael Rhodes on bass and, of course, Kevin Shirley on production duties. Bonamassa made no secret of his dream to … Continue reading Bonamassa’s Back to his best

What’s in a name? the Tory Scum saga.

So the latest excuse from Tory MPs on why they refused to back an extension to free school meals to the poorest children in England was that they were upset at being called ‘Scum’ by Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner MP.  Really!  They were so offended that during a debate in the House of Commons … Continue reading What’s in a name? the Tory Scum saga.

Bin the Beeb!

It’s great to see SNP MP’s calling for action against the BBC, with their letter to the new Director General, highlighting their concerns about that organisation’s work in Scotland. Although they have an action plan in place which could see leading a mass campaign of non-payment of the TV tax (licence) I fear they are … Continue reading Bin the Beeb!

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