Tag Archives: guildford

Discovering the negligible risk of exposure to local radio activity

It’s an odd thing for me to end up on the other side of the mic. but that’s what happened when this writewyattuk scribe was a live guest of networking guru, magazine proprietor, MC, public speaker and community radio host Keith Bradshaw. The … Continue reading

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The Human Love story – in conversation with Newton Faulkner

It seems that Newton Faulkner has something of an affinity with the inventive cover version. On his chart-topping double-platinum 2007 debut album, Hand Built By Robots, there was a fresh twist on Massive Attack’s Teardrop, with several more inspired covers … Continue reading

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Now I’ve Got a Witness – remembering The Rolling Stones’ 1960s roots with Richard Houghton

I’m not sure how old newly-published author Richard Houghton thought I was when we first spoke, but he was hoping I might fill him in with my memories of seeing The Rolling Stones at the Wooden Bridge in Guildford in … Continue reading

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Farewell to The Dubious Brothers: reacquainting myself with Monty (part one)

Listen up. I realise it’s late notice if you didn’t already know, but this Saturday, November 14th, marks the end of an era, with the final show by The Dubious Brothers. I’ll take part of the blame – not for … Continue reading

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Rise and Shine – the return of Hugh Cornwell

A quarter of a century after he left The Stranglers, Hugh Cornwell remains a regular on the live circuit – still in love with his back-catalogue, and still ticking off life ambitions. In the scheme of things, he’s been outside … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Alice’s Wonderland – a 150th anniversary celebration

To heed the King’s advice to the White Rabbit, I should begin at the beginning and go on till I come to the end, then stop. But I’m not so sure any appreciation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland books … Continue reading

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March on with The Stranglers – the Baz Warne interview

It’s not often a front-man is still regularly held up to scrutiny after 15 years with a band, but that’s how it often goes with Baz Warne. To put it mildly, The Stranglers’ founder member Hugh Cornwell was a hard … Continue reading

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What the Rambling Railwayman did next – the Geoff Burch story continues

Those who have been with me for a while on this blog know it involves a broad church of interests, from comedy and football (two subjects sometimes inter-linked, I admit) to music. There are other passions highlighted too, including nostalgia … Continue reading

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Ruby celebrations showcase Stranglers’ survival instincts – the Jean-Jacques Burnel interview

Warning: this interview includes JJ Burnel’s own brand of industrial language in places, possibly explaining the derivation of the phrase, ‘excuse my French’. A note on The Stranglers’ website from Jean-Jacques Burnel reads: “On this, the occasion of our Ruby … Continue reading

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Your town is not dragging Mark Steel down

Ever listened to Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town? It comes highly recommended, following the stand-up comic, author, columnist and esteemed travel broadcaster around the UK, talking about often less celebrated areas. He’s far from patronising too, funny but never … Continue reading

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