Bikes – Update

Thought it time to have an update on my flirtation with cycling, my last post was still a little speculative and brimming with enthusiasm and hope, so was it justified? Well since then I’ve had a total hip replacement, and lengthy recovery period, which meant 6 months or so without venturing out at all. That got me to early spring…

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Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits Of Levon Biss

  The Oxford Natural History Museum is a wonderful gem of a building (not least because of the amazing Pitt Rivers museum tucked away at the back, with every corner, shelf and drawer stuffed with antiquity) and amongst the dinosaur bones and dodos there’s often a temporary exhibition which at the moment is the outstanding photography of Levon Biss. It’s…

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Scorpions Revisted – Uli Jon Roth

 Released February 9th 2015, this double album from Uli Jon Roth is simply delightful. It has a very “live recording” feel to it, and gives a fresh look on old classics from Uli’s Scorpions days mid to late 70’s. The bulk of the tracks are taken from either In Trance (’75) or Virgin Killer (’76) with a smattering of songs…

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Paul Raymond Project at The Asylum 24/1/15

 While we await the next UFO album (A Conspiracy of Stars, release date Feb 23rd in UK) band stalwart Paul Raymond has released an album (Rewind 50, track listing below) and embarked on a mini UK tour under his Paul Raymond Project moniker to celebrate his 50 years in the music industry (or “50 years since I had a proper…

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