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 […]

Take on Me 

You probably remember Weezer from “Buddy Holly” https://youtu.be/kemivUKb4f4 You will also probably remember the iconic video to Ah Ha’s “Take on Me”. Well the former have recently done a covers album (under pressure to record Toto’s “Africa” apparently) which includes the latter and its really good and really fun.

Dylan Thomas 

Two of my favourite albums of recent years have been “Salutations” by Conor Oberst and “Stranger in the Alps” by Phoebe Bridgers. They have now joined forces as “Better Oblivion Community Center” (stupid name) and have released an excellent eponymous album from which this comes.

Grace 

This is exquisite so I can’t wait for a proper video to turn up.

Capital Contributions and Co-Defendants 

There is much more detail behind this story, which I’m happy to chat through with anyone interested/concerned, however here is what you need to know: Our clients represented co-defendants in the Crown Court, both legally aided but one with a capital contribution order. The defendant with a capital contribution pleaded at the earliest opportunity whilst […]

Magnificent (She Says) 

I have spent far too long today looking for a song which fits a New Year theme. It came down to a choice between this and “Beginnings (The First Minute of a New Day)” my very favourite Gil Scott-Heron song. This is slightly more upbeat and, in my world, has become synonymous with new starts […]

Festive Opening Hours 

We are about to go on our annual office shutdown. This year starting at lunchtime today, until January 3rd. Simon and Andy will be available on mobiles throughout and the email may occasionally get checked. Do not rely on the latter however and if you have an urgent issue phone contact is highly recommended. For […]

Home Alone Too 

I have added 2 new Xmas songs to my festive playlist this year, “She Came Home for Christmas” by Mew and this from the Staves which has been described as a ‘modern classic’. Have a great one folks.

What Do I Get 

There could only be one choice today. Buzzcocks, and interrelated Magazine, were my favourites of their generation so this is another sad day. Love the video too because that’s what things looked like back then. Thanks Pete.

Unreflective Life 

Sorry I haven’t done one of these for a while. This is from Kiran Leonard’s excellent new album Western Culture. I get that it will not be to everyone’s taste but it is one of the best and most imaginative releases of the year. (He’s on tour and in Newcastle tomorrow night)

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