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Cambridge Folk Festival 2007

I dunno why, but the morning after, back into normal work routine, it always seems like the festival was a lifetime ago. Yet one glance out of the window shows people still packing up their tents. Hope the park isn’t in an irreparable mess. Last time it rained a lot, the grass took 9 months […]

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Cambridge Folk Festival – Thursday night

The heavens opened in the afternoon, so – unfortunately – whatever happens now, this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival is going to require wellies. Oh well. Arrived just as Seasick Steve was getting under way, to widespread enjoyment; I couldn’t tell a great blues player from a merely good one, but I really enjoyed his set […]

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Oliver Fisher lights up Loch Lomond for me

Great fun at the Scottish Open for a couple of days, where we decided to follow fellow Essex boy Oliver Fisher, just 18 years old. What a great tournament to do so: Oliver finished a very creditable joint 19th, worth nearly twenty-five grand, his biggest ever payday, and a great result so early in his […]

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Woo. Of course the iPhone had to go in the blender.

Of course, Willitblend? is one of the best examples ever of a corporate blog, and a company using the web to sell its product. And of course they’ve “done” the iPhone and probably got a gazillion hits out of it too. And the presenter is a laugh, even if he’s not exactly the great Dr […]

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Spinal Tap at Live Earth: all the links

Well, I managed to muck up my Sky+ recording of the Tap at Live Earth because I didn’t notice the Beeb cunningly change the channel they were broadcasting the event on halfway through. But hey, the web comes to the rescue, so here’s an MTV interview with the band before their performance (which is made […]

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Best piano for a child…

Continuing my series of useful articles about everything I buy, here’s a review of our new Yamaha PSR-E303 keyboard. Well, not so much a review (I’m hardly a musician) but more a summary of the research we did before buying it – in other words, what is the best “piano” to buy for your child?