Day One of The Lendanear To Song in print Festival presented by Sidetracks And Detours WRITERS FLIPPING FORMATS

in the nineteenth century and early to mid-twentieth century, serialization was an immensely popular form of publishing.


We are informed by the hard-working Miguel Ferrer, from the press office of The Cabildo that there is a new arts exhibition to be shown from the 3rd June to 27th August.

MIKE GARRY; a poet who  knows Mens´ Mournings

I have seen Mike Garry (right) working with students in both primary and secondary schools and have watched him work to the very point of inciting a riot and them creating a thoughtful silence, a period of reflection from the class.

WARREN ZEVON: an assessment of credentials

It is certainly true that wherever you look in the rock and roll hall of fame, you will find there is ´heartbreak spoken here.´! And that is one of the Warren Zevon song titles that shares its name with a book..

THE JUDDS: a tragedy of our times

It seems unbelievable to me that after driving down from Manchester to London (some thirty five to forty years ago) to see The Judds perform their UK debut, that I find when called upon, I cannot recall which theatre that was. What I can recall is that I fell in love with Naomi Judd in the course of a ninety minutes concert. She danced, smiled, blew kisses, and flashed her petticoats but she and daughter Wynonna, driven by the younger´s guitar, created harmonies to the very ´limits of the marvellous´. Both had flaming red hair and both were very attractive with Naomi´s energy and enthusiasm adding to her beauty.


Live On Wye is run by the community with a deserved reputation for being relaxed and family friendly. You can expect delicious local food, arts and crafts and of course the Imaginarium, where you’ll find a superb and continuously improving programme for young people. It’s the kind of festival where you can sip lovely ales on the riverbank while enjoying some of the best emerging bands and service with a smile!

a stage for all the world ON LANZAROTE

This was not, to be confused with the ofte insipid fusion music that often is distilled into a homogeny until it sounds like a root alcohol that has been watered down until it tastes like tea. No, this is the real thing, a raw, new sound celebrating its nationality and its people and its origins here in a safe place.

Here´s to you, MRS. ROBINSON

The version of “Mrs. Robinson” in the movie employs what’s known as a “Bo Diddly beat,” which goes duh-duh-duh-dh-dh, or 1-2-3-4-5. The final version for the movie, which was completed on February 2, 1968, was released three months after the film came out. In it, a louder and more staccato bass drum can be heard along with splashy cymbals.


Steve Cooke´s weekly pages champion Rochdale in a way I try to emulate on Lanzarote in celebrating community, national and global arts here at Sidetracks & Detours.