Triviality in triplicate

“You have these weeks in the music press which are quieter weeks than others, and it just so happened that this was a quiet week,” said Tony Stewart talking about when he reviewed Simple Minds debut, Life in a Day, in the northern spring of 1979. This week, in 2015, is not quiet. Not for me. But … Continue reading

From Dudley to the Delta

A comedian walks into a recording studio; it’s not funny. Here, Sir Lenny Henry has produced a seriously good blues record. Henry has always had a musical element to his stand up, from Jeff Beck playing on Lenny Live and Unleashed through to 2012’s Cradle to Rave – where he spoke solely about music. Comedians, in … Continue reading