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March 30, 2019

Comes a time when all you thought was nothing after all. A day will bring you down to your knees. Time conveys our rivers of blood through God’s merry fair, riding on this tumbling ball of clay. And once in a while everything stops, the world no longer turns, a life is torn from our harbour of love. Then one by one we deal with the loss. 

What is it about the death of a friend that brings such curi...

December 12, 2017

There are nooks in London, I must admit, I wish no more to see – places that evoke memories still too raw. And yet, on occasion, they can’t be avoided and the tide comes rolling in. Such is life, such is growing older – pass the bottle of port round the table.

I once stood with a friend on a westbound Tube train, and he told me all was not well. In time it must have got worse. Not a day goes by whe...

June 7, 2017

When asked in January this year why he had not recorded a pop album since 1993, Billy Joel replied: ‘I thought I’d had my say. I just said, you know, OK shut up now.’ Twelve albums was a ‘nice round number’, he told TV chat show host Stephen Colbert, who then pointed out that Elton John had suggested he release more. To which the American artist quipped: ‘Yeah, well I told him he should put out le...

February 21, 2017

First, a confession: despite her glowing reputation as the pre-eminent singer-songwriter on the British folk scene, the musical allure of Laura Marling had somehow escaped me. This makes your correspondent a Very Bad Person, but the door to salvation opens for the willing soul and redemption is just a pressed button away. And so it was last month that in late-night despair at a post-truth world, l...

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Thanks for stumbling upon my retirement project and labour of love, Here Comes The Song. Here you'll find the latest blogs from music fanatics about their favourite songs and the artists who wrote them. It really is about the music that moves us...

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January 28, 2017

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John Fogerty: Fortunate Son, the song, the memoir, the revival

October 22, 2018

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Songs Of The Week 2020

January 12, 2020

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