Tag Archives: Billy Bragg

Regarde le chou: getting a taste for Cabbage with Joe Martin

Performance poet turned guitarist/singer Joe Martin was between a band rehearsal and a couple of train rides that would take him over the North Yorkshire border when I called him. But when I let on that a version of our interview … Continue reading

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This one’s from the hip – the Lloyd Cole interview

I first tried to get hold of Lloyd Cole while he was on tour Down Under, enjoying a little respite from a harsh North American winter with shows in Australia and New Zealand. It was all a bit hectic out … Continue reading

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Taking the low road to success – the Thea Gilmore interview

It’s been a long time coming, but Thea Gilmore is finally getting true recognition, with her fan-base ever-growing and each album outselling the last – 17 years after her debut. She has admirers in high places too – Joan Baez … Continue reading

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Glad to be back – the Tom Robinson interview

You’d be forgiven for thinking Tom Robinson’s direct participation in the music business was way behind him. But it turns out that’s not the case. Regular listeners to BBC Radio 6 Music know Tom well, and those of us a … Continue reading

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Fiestas, festivals, fracking, Frank and First World problems – Beans on Toast, with added crunch

I’m not usually one for Wikipedia entries, but for my latest interviewee the entry starts ‘Beans On Toast is a British folk singer. He sings about sex, drugs and politics.’ Go to his Facebook and Twitter pages and you can … Continue reading

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Will the last one out please switch off the turntable?

So, another high-profile retailer is in administration, possibly on its way out to pasture after all those years on the high street. HMV. And this time it’s one that formed an important part of my past. It takes me back to … Continue reading

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