My Little Richard Moment

Here in May 2020 we’ve had the news that Little Richard has just died. And in grieving him and commemorating his importance many have mentioned John Lennon’s “I couldn’t even speak” memory of the drama of first hearing him. Compiling my own ‘without whom’ list of his musical descendants brought me very quickly to Prince, […]

Listening to the Radio: BBC Radio 3

Turn on your radio, you never know what’s in there. For the best part of all the years I’ve been alive my taste in music was pretty much set by my ‘Little Richard moment.’ I’ve described it elsewhere on here, but it happened one day when I was little. In a coffee bar on Walton […]

Wandering About: Walton and Orrell Park

When I left the house for a Friday Walk on an actual Friday I had, as so often, no idea where I was going.┬áBut walking round the corner I had an idea. The weather was dreich, to use a lovely Scottish word. Cold, rainy, overcast and dull. Kind of like I was in a cloud. […]