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Following The Country Line – from The Farmer’s Boys to The McGuilty Brothers with Mark Kingston

Whatever happened to The Farmer’s Boys? Those early ‘80s, Norwich-based, unlikely pop stars who found affinity with influential broadcaster John Peel, scoring three indie hits before signing for EMI Records and having a somewhat unexpected crack at the big time. … Continue reading

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Beyond the lockdowns, Normal service resumes – in conversation with Henry Normal

It’s fair to say Henry Normal kept himself busy over the 18 months when the world seemed to stand still, a spell that for this Nottingham-born BAFTA award-winner included publication of two new poetry collections. After more than 30 years … Continue reading

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Blogging Like Wire

I’M NOT quite old enough to remember Wire’s first incarnation, their fabled 1976/80 period. They came to light a few years later for me, when I was about to turn 16 and – thanks to John Peel’s patronage – discovered … Continue reading

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