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Standards Committee Gets Tough!


Poor wee Wendy Alexander, suspended from parliament for ONE DAY for failing to declare ten payments to her from donors. Wendy should be grateful the committee didn’t get really tough. They could have sent her to bed early with no tea.

Scotland Goes Pop!

The first in a series. I suspect some of these will get Auld Son’s feet tapping. This is two tracks from The Poets who were managed by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Oldham. Although they never made it quite to superstardom, they were probably the first Scottish band (exempting the Alexander Brothers of course) to make an attempt at serious international impact (I suspect someone may correct me on that!)

I’m not sure of the current status of the band but at least some of them continued as “The Blues Poets” well into the 90′s and I saw them several times (and on one occasion jammed with them) at the Scotia Bar in Glasgow where they had a Saturday residency.

This was perhaps their finest hour, sounding a little like Spencer Davis, “That’s the Way its Got to be”

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