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Top 10 Songs by: Steely Dan

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A really tough 'top ten' to compile. In the end, most selections came from three albums, 1975 to 1980. Plus a couple of Donald Fagen solo pieces. With copious track commentary lifted from reviews elsewhere on the internet. • Read the rest...

I Cannot Delete Dad

When I first heard this, I couldn't quite believe what I was hearing. And a few years on, whenever my Mum rings me and the photo of my Mum ...and Dad pops up, I think of this amazing poem. • Read the rest...

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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I don’t know if this is ironic, or just a palindrome or something, but on the day I consigned the September 2009 edition of The Word magazine to the recycling, with Robert Wyatt on the cover and a Half Man Half Biscuit interview inside, the postie delivered a December 1985 issue of NME from eBay, with, er, Robert Wyatt on the cover and a Half Man Half Biscuit interview inside.… • Read the rest...