Category Archives: Music

Pink Floyd together again!

I was busy with a major network migration at work today so missed this wonderful story until just a few moments ago. It’s enough to make grown men of a certain age – my age – cry. David Gilmour, Pink … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters announces boycott of Israel

The Jewish Chronicle features a story today about Roger Waters, Pink Floyd’s bass player and main lyricist, saying that Waters has announced that he is joining the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel due to its ‘racist and colonial … Continue reading

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Shine on you crazy Helfgott!

BBC last night aired the 1996 movie Shine featuring a deservedly Oscar-winning performance from Geoffrey Rush (better known these days for playing Captain Barbarossa in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies) as the talented Australian pianist David Helfgott. Tormented from childhood … Continue reading

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If you’re having a bad day…

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A little faith in music

I have a piece up on Cif at the moment responding to the truly piss-poor headline news story on yesterday’s edition of BBC London News about Muslim parents withdrawing kids from music lessons. If you thought the BBC story was exaggerated … Continue reading

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