Tory MSP wants to keep public in dark over Coronavirus

Tory MSP Murdo Fraser wants the BBC to stop broadcasting the daily coronavirus briefings from the Scottish Government.  He claims that it’s 'a 30-minute party political broadcast by the SNP, with no opportunity for a response by any other party or contrary views expressed'. Let’s start with the obvious. These are not party-political broadcasts by … Continue reading Tory MSP wants to keep public in dark over Coronavirus

Classic Rock Albums: Fire and Water

Born this week (3rd July) in 1952, Andy Fraser was the original bass player with classic rock band Free.  After releasing two albums which failed to chart, their third album ‘Fire and Water’ highlighted the songwriting abilities and musicianship of the band.  Released in June 1970, this album was a huge success largely due to … Continue reading Classic Rock Albums: Fire and Water

Look a squirrel! time for a distraction

As the failures of Boris Johnson's Tory Government pile up, from failure to protect people from Covid -19, failure to access supplies of PPE (and excluding everyone apart from England from certain supplies) and now the complete failure of the English Contract Tracing App it is necessary for them to find distractions.  They need to … Continue reading Look a squirrel! time for a distraction

Classic Rock Albums: No Sleep ’til Hammersmith

Released on 27th June 1981, No Sleep ‘til Hammersmith was Motorhead’s first live album. It reached no.1 in the UK album charts, capitalising on the preceding success of the St Valentine’s Day Massacre (with Girlschool) and Ace of Spades.  However, Lemmy believed its success was due to a building anticipation from their fan base for … Continue reading Classic Rock Albums: No Sleep ’til Hammersmith

Classic Rock Albums: Misplaced Childhood

It's hard to believe that the classic Marillion album 'Misplaced Childhood' is now 35 years old! Released on 17 June 1985, the album was for many their gateway into the music of Marillion. It remained in the UK charts for a total of 41 weeks, peaking at number one and ultimately gaining Platinum status.  Featuring … Continue reading Classic Rock Albums: Misplaced Childhood