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Into Book Reviews: The Light Acknowledgers & Other Poems by Gerry Cambridge

Book: The Light Acknowledgers & Other Poems Author: Gerry Cambridge Publisher: Happenstance Press The Light Acknowledgers owes its existence to two good and faithful servants of poetry: principally its author, Gerry Cambridge, but also the Fife-based publisher, Helena Nelson. Cambridge is the founder and co-editor of the

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Help The Hug & Pint survive the Corona Crisis

The Hug and Pint is a cracking little venue on Great Western Road in Glasgow.  I used to play football with Brian Reynolds who co-owns the venue, so I know that The Hug genuinely exists out of love for music and (award winning) vegan food. A cool

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Into Music: The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard – Chapter 6

…………………………………………………………………… EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD The true story of the greatest band you’ve never heard …………………………………………………………………… Chapter 6 – Freddie, Edwyn and the Unbearable Lightness of a B&Q Wardrobe Kelvingrove is done, the food trucks are gone and Glasgow’s rock faithful have headed off in

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Into Music: The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard – Chapter 5

…………………………………………………………………… EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD The true story of the greatest band you’ve never heard …………………………………………………………………… Chapter 5 – Going Down in a Blaze of Pale Custard The Rock Garden on Queen Street was just the kind of place for a cool band get together.The

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Into Music: The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard – Chapter 4

…………………………………………………………………… EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD The true story of the greatest band you’ve never heard …………………………………………………………………… Chapter 4 – Bella Bella, Billy Bremner. ‘Yeah, it’s going good.  Listen, I won’t be home for dinner.  Might be quite late. Don’t worry, I’m doing … alright, I

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Into Books Review: A Marvelous Life – The Amazing Story of Stan Lee

Book: A Marvelous Life – The Amazing Story of Stan Lee Author: Danny Fingeroth Publisher: Simon & Schuster People might know ten film directors or novelists. Maybe even ten painters. But comic book creators? One: Stan Lee Since the 1960’s, few artists have bestrode pop culture like

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Into Book Review: Trouble Songs: Music And Conflict In Northern Ireland by Stuart Bailie

Book: Trouble Songs: Music And Conflict In Northern Ireland Author: Stuart Bailie Publisher: Bloomfield Music is a creative force for good, an outlet to express, ranging from whimsical nonsense through to the damn serious and everything in between. Throughout history, there are songs about oppression, politics, war, struggle, belief,

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Into Music: The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard – Chapter 3

…………………………………………………………………… EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD The true story of the greatest band you’ve never heard …………………………………………………………………… Chapter 3 – Talking with the Taxman about Duran Duran, Monster Munch and the Nitshill Ball Lickers. It’s the morning after the Church of Scotland debacle and I’m back

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Into Music: The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard of – Chapter 2

…………………………………………………………………… EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD The true story of the greatest band you’ve never heard …………………………………………………………………… Chapter 2 – Wendy, Penelope, Felicity and the First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Scheme Scum The family living room, Orange and Brown flame patterned

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Into Music: The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard – Chapter 1

…………………………………………………………………… EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD The true story of the greatest band you’ve never heard …………………………………………………………………… Chapter 1 – Socrates,Tony Bennett and Toblerone The airport terminal building is laden with colourful decorations. Seasonal music plays. A dog is taking a piss on a fake tree

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