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Video of the Day….Bob Dylan – Days of 49

September 8, 2012


written by Robert Pollard My video of the day today is more of a song of the day – Bob Dylan’s Days of 49. I’d been listening to Dylan for years before coming across this song in the Manchester bar Big Hands. A friend and I had paid for some tracks on the jukebox which, much […]

Best Songs of 2011

December 31, 2011


written by Robert Pollard As another great year for music draws to a close I thought it only right that I join the legions of other people who have compiled their ‘Best Of’ lists. Below are the best songs of 2011 in my opinion. 1 – Laura Marling – Sophia 2 – Anna Calvi – […]

Beirut – The Rip Tide

August 16, 2011


words by Robert Pollard  written for High Voltage  Zach Condon has been somewhat quiet of late but this month sees the release of The Rip Tide, Beirut’s third full-length musical foray. Their last studio album was the superb Flying Club Cup, released four years ago to much fanfare and triumphalism, it built upon the success […]

A Week in Westminster

May 1, 2011


This week I spent a few days in Parliament shadowing my local Labour MP Kate Green. I had full access to Westminster for three days and it gave me a real insight into political life. Politics fascinates me and to see it at close quarters was bloody interesting. On Tuesday I sat in on my […]

Murray vs. Berdych – French Open 4th Round – Roland Garros 2010

June 1, 2010


Andy Murray limped out of this year’s French Open with a disappointing defeat to Czech player Tomas Berdych, losing 6-4 7-5 6-3. It was an unsatisfactory end to a campaign that had thrilled and delighted for the first three rounds. Murray looked disjointed, but credit must go to Berdych for the way in which he […]