when my musical fix gave me PUMPED UP KICKS

shootings have continued to happen, and I feel like there are so many people that have been touched, either personally or by proxy, by a mass shooting in this country—and that song has become almost a trigger of something painful they might have experienced.

MIKE NESMITH  walked to the beat of a different drum.

Nesmith created a video clip for "Rio", which helped spur Nesmith's creation of a television program called PopClips for the Nickelodeon cable network. In 1980, PopClips was sold to the Time Warner/Amex consortium. Time Warner/Amex developed PopClips into the MTV network.

when a BIG STORM COMING fails to materialise

´Living on the edge of civilisation, in one of the northernmost towns in the world, with a little Laplander blood in my veins accounting for my dark hair and brown eyes, I live with warm friendly people who are hungry, still, for information as we were when we grabbed those old records off the boats back in the sixties. So I can look and learn and sing honestly about what I see from my vantage point on top of the world

all across the arts, RIGHT ROUND ROCHDALE, guided by Steve Cooke

All Across The Arts is delighted to learn that Cartwheel Arts has been awarded £20,000 in funding from The Garfield Weston Foundation to help the Heywood-based charity continue delivering Art for a Reason, its programme of high-quality participatory arts projects delivered to generate social change.


Lately, in conversation with journalist Norman Warwick, I recalled my recent visit to Florence where, I viewed on the Uffizi Gallery crowded pavement, the displayed replica/copy statue of the original  David by Michelangelo. Thanks to the fine art degree educated guide, I learned something momentous, provocative and mind-altering about the beauty in the naked human form. 

OLD (AND NEW)  FRIENDS shine like diamonds

It was whilst browsing through one such telephone box library that the English speaking Mr. Brady pulled out a book by Swiss-German speaking but Spanish based Rita Schmid. He somehow managed to discover that she lives here on Lanzarote, and he wrote to her to express how much he loved her poetry and the serendipity surrounding his discovery of it in a phone box out in the  UK fields.


English Folk Expo (EFEx) is a charity and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation which supports the English folk, roots and acoustic music sector through a variety of projects and initiatives including the annual Manchester Folk Festival and its parallel industry showcase attracting music buyers and programmers from across the world and generating over £2m spend on artist live bookings from each event (source: the hub). It also runs an annual artist mentoring programme, hosts an online platform of resources for fans, artists and industry, collaborates with export organisations across the world on initiatives including Global Music Match and produces The Official Folk Albums Chart with The Official Charts Company.


A more significant and nuanced development is Baker’s growth as a songwriter and vocalist, particularly noticeable on the piano ballads Mark Hogan, Pitchfork


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In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday in 2016, the monarch had a number of special requests on her party-playlist. A longtime fondness for musicals since many made their way from Broadway to the West End of London in the 1940s—everything from Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun—the Queen’s musical tastes also spanned the big bands of the 1930s and ’40s like Lester Lanin and World War II melodies of the era to the 1951 Irving Berlin-penned Fred Astaire hit “Cheek to Cheek” and songs honouring the commonwealth, including created by perhaps Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band’s “Sing,” written for Her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and featuring the Military Wives Choir.