Bryan Hemming

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Christmas ain’t over till the bag lady sings

The festive season in Spain just keeps on giving. Even when you fall to your knees begging it to stop. Here in sleepy old Conil de la Frontera, January 5th … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · 10 Comments

Eivør Pálsdóttir: Tròdlabùndin. God Morgen!

Angelica emailed me this hauntingly beautiful song by Eivør Pálsdóttir today; to wish me good morning. I had to share it. Filmed during an open-air concert at Stigen in the … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

The First Rock Festival in The World

Was it Mick Jagger, or Robin Williams, who said: “If you can remember the sixties you weren’t there”? Or maybe it was Doctor Timothy Leary? That’s if it wasn’t John Lennon, of … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 11 Comments

Full Moon – Live!

After some severe prodding, poking and jabbing from my partner, who goes weak at the knees when I pick up my axe. Or should I say, when I strum my strings, … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · 9 Comments

Who is this band? ลมหายใจในวันวาน

Like many other bloggers, occasionally, my vanity urges me to see what the search engines produce when I pop in my name. Why on earth the spiders connected this great … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 5 Comments

Paco De Lucía, celebrated flamenco guitarist. December 21st 1947 – February 25th 2014

Probably the most celebrated flamenco guitarist the world has ever seen, has died near the holiday home he owned at Playa del Carmen south of Cancún in Mexico. He is said … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mick Pini plays Hey Joe! like it was meant to be played

Early last year I wrote a piece titled Old Bones Put Leicester on the World Map (for the whole article click onto the title) where I mentioned as many bands and … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix

Apart from being the title of one of the all time greats, Purple Haze was also the name of an acid tab sold around London in the late 1960s. Both … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mike Fab-Gere and the Permissive Society

For a series of more recent psychedelic images I produced over the fast few years click here. A long time ago, before I became a poor writer (take that whichever way … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Legay – a very few new bits from Mick Reynolds and a lot more from me

Having read my article Old Bones put Leicester on the World Map the only person featured to get in contact, was an old classmate, Mick Reynolds. My initial memories of Mick … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

Joiking – Songs of the Sami

You may worry about stray cats pissing on your plants, moles burrowing under your lawn, or slugs getting to your strawberries, but in the far north town of Hammerfest in … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Old bones put Leicester on the World Map

My heart skipped a beat, and my chest swelled with pride, as Leicester took the world stage with the discovery of King Richard III’s rickety, old skeleton in a council car … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 33 Comments

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