Malamente 

Strangely I picked this up from UK BBC 6 Music and NOT whilst out in Spain. We don’t go the places youngsters hang out. This, and even more so the “relentlessly gorgeous” album, El Mal Querer, is a fascinating and enchanting blend of modern RnB with flamenco themes. This review is well worth a read […]

Compliance Matters 

If you have not received a copy of our free Compliance Matters newsletter direct, you might want to sign up to our news and alerts service If you have missed it here is Issue 8 Enjoy – if that is the right word.

Firesmoke 

Como el Agua 

Lack of live music is probably the biggest downsides of living in Spain. We usually get a bit of pub rock on a Friday night but that’s about it – except Flamenco. We don’t have a comparative shared folk culture and so it’s easy not to understand it – especially if all you have experienced […]

Man of Great Promise 

The live recording of his Royal Festival Hall performance, with full orchestra, is genuinely excellent. The song choice, for what is effectively a greatest hits set is brilliant too. Sadly there isn’t a good video of this Style Council song from that show so here is one he prepared earlier.

Light Years 

New from The National’s forthcoming album “I Am Easy To Find”. This is lovely.

Appalachian Nightmare 

Not done a Friday Song for a while then yesterday this came along from a long-time favourite, Justin Townes Earle and I felt the need to share.

Motorcycle Emptiness 

St David’s Day on a Friday. No brainer really. Can’t be bothered looking for a track I’ve not posted before – greatest rock song of all time.

Addendum (to my masterwork “SP on Contract Notices”) 

I spend a significant amount of time, on the phone, “counselling” clients about Contract Notices. They are usually both angry and worried – often sweary too! I reassure them about the totally devalued nature of these unappealable affronts to common sense (you’ve heard the full advice before but if you need to have this conversation […]

A Note from JRS Andalucía 

Those unfamiliar with my working practices may not know that I now spend about 6 months a year doing my JRS stuff from southern Spain. This is our third spring down here and we will remain until late May or early June. This has worked without hitch for 2 years, indeed the internet speed and […]

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