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No More Fish Jokes!

I always liked that witty title Walter Trout gave one of his albums. A friend arrived in to my shop a couple of weeks ago and said he'd got a spare ticket for Walter's Show at the Renfrew Ferry in Glasgow (tomorrow night). Looking forward to it.

 

 

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I Love England!

Thanks to a few foks who contacted me in various ways after the publication of the article in the Record. One was from a chap called Barry in Kent. He had somehow come to the conclusion that I was as bad as KM by the words of my song and that I was anti-English. I have replied to Barry to say that not one anti-English sentiment is expressed in the song or indeed on this blog. The other countries in the British Isles are undoubtedly Scotland's closest friends and allies. I have lived in England and spend most of my holidays there. My wife is English and other than sporting rivalry I have not one bad thing to say about the English as a race.

The point of the song was that Kelvin is ignorant and a bigot. Nothing to do with where he was born.

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Judee Sill

Thanks to Alastair's Heart Monitor for reminding me of a name I had heard but almost forgotten. If Nick Drake had been American and female he'd have sounded much like this I think. Sadly Judee Sill suffered the same agonies and early death that Drake did. This is a beautiful track. 

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