• May 2012
    M T W T F S S
  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 286 other followers

  • Archives

  • Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Reviewers’ Comments

    "Great read every day. Makes me smile as Rab muses about music and his irreverent views on the EU. Tune in, you won't be disappointed."

    "Excellent 'Blog' which can be controversial at times, while maintaining it's humour. Keep it up Big Rab!"

    "Updated every day with doses of good humour, political satire, a running commentary on the progress of author's home football team and his life."

    "Pure brilliant, so it is - I never miss it, though God knows, I've tried."

    "An inspiration to start my own blog"

    "For dipping into it's better than pakora sauce"

    "Anyone who doesn't like the EU and has a soft spot for Albion Rovers can't be all bad"

    "Facile and False"

    "Populist,puerile and prosaic"

    "Utter pish! Keep it up, I love it!"

    "People may also find the Ben Lomond Free Press blog illuminating, interesting and/or amusing. It’s not mentalist as such but familiar themes emerge. I particularly like accounts of encounters with strange elementals (of course! ELEmentals!) from elfin safety. And the fact that the blog is run by someone who plays in a blues band called Harmonica Lewinsky."

  • Hit Me!

    • 1,373,215 hits since January 2008
  • Top Rated


I found this marvellous Edward Hopper painting at The Museum Syndicate

John Peel

I heard an article on the radio yesterday about John Peel’s record collection being put on line. His wife (who JP used to affectionately refer to as “the pig”) was very interesting as she recounted how some of John’s favourite listening would perhaps surprise his fans (Roy Orbison and Status Quo being two artists mentioned)

The site ishere and is a fun interactive way of accessing photos, clips and a treasure trove of radio sessions from Peel’s long career in broadcasting and journalism. To keep you interested only bands/artistes beginning with A from the record collection have been catalogued so far. If you pull one of the vinyl albums from the shelf and click on it, your browser will then proceed to that album on iTunes which is a neat trick and may explain at least in part how the project is being funded.