Monthly Archives: September 2014

Mary J Blige – No More Drama

No idea why this song brings me such joy but I always love it when I hear it. Mary J was on Jools Holland the other night and I only caught one song from her which led to the appearance of this classic in my head.



The Matthew Herbert Big Band – Chromoshop

Not in my name. This song always comes to mind when the Westminster Government does something appalling that I do not want to be associated with. Which happens on a regular basis.



Otis Redding – Can’t Turn You Loose

That is one irresistible groove.



Duke Ellington Orchestra – Harlem Nocturne

Teaching myself to play this on the piano, but maybe I should try it on the alto sax. Bit beyond my abilities at the moment, but I can aim for the stars… Piano first, I think.



The Divine Comedy – Sweden

Ingmar Bergman
Henrik Ibsen
Karin Larsson
Nina Persson


Bonus Earworm: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – I’m Not Gonna Cry

Soul music makes everything better. And as a friend said last week, the Westminster establishment’s treatment of Scotland and ordinary people all over the UK is very much like an abusive relationship, so…

I’m not gonna cry.


Donna Summer – State Of Independence

This state of independence shall be, this state of independence shall be, this state of independence shall be.


Scheduling this post the night before the votes on our momentous decision are counted. With optimism.