Tag Archives: The Specials

Reaching For The Stars

Star Wars Rather sadly (to some), I’ve now seen Star Wars: the Force Awakens a grand total of six (6) times. I suppose one might argue I’m a little bit obsessed, but actually that’s quite wide of the mark. It’s more … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of the Year Again

Image: Unknown Shocked Lunchtime. I’m munching on a chicken roll and a cup of bacon and sweetcorn chowder soup. I tune into the BBC News website, as I always do, to see what’s happening in the world. One of the … Continue reading

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A Day in Glasgow

Image: Fawndoo The Specials Tuesday was brilliant! Despite my many doubts that The Specials gig at Glasgow’s SECC (Hall 3) would be a flop—the venue is like a warehouse with about as much thought put into the acoustics as a … Continue reading

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A ‘Special’ Day’s Work

Image: KGB Clothing A decent day’s work. My final two blog posts from the West Port Book Festival went live over at my (Unofficial) Edinburgh Book Festival Blog: Click here to read David Gaffney & Hannah McGill. Click here to … Continue reading

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Talking Ska with Phill Jupitus

Image: Amazon There’s been a few blog posts missing of late, which is mainly  down to my departmental Christmas celebration on Thursday. Following that event, I’ve been very busy with my writing, preparing my Christmas newsletter, and getting Ranfurly Review … Continue reading

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The Big Madness Weekender

Image: The Magnificent 7 Interesting day. The snow never came though most of the country did get it. We’ve been promised it today but as I write, still nothing. I’m glad, though, because today I am Glasgow bound. Today I … Continue reading

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Ten Questions

Image: Sam Churchill Did anyone notice the funny faux pas in yesterday’s post? “I’ve never actually been to Cornwall, Devon…” Gee, how I laughed when I noticed the English county confusion I caused. I thought for today’s post I would … Continue reading

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