Sister Buddha 

We had the joy of the Belle & Sebastian live experience last week. This is their latest –


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.


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 […]

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