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Damien Love

Bob-Bob-Bobbin’ Along: A Peek Inside Bob Dylan’s Christmas Album

As some of you might have noticed, Christmas is upon us once more. And as everyone agrees, there’s nothing says “Festive” quite like Bob Dylan’s 2009 Christmas LP, Christmas in the Heart. To get into the spirit of the season, then, we thought we’d bring you this interview with one of the key players on the record, Los Lobos mainstay…

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December 16, 2015

Sinatra 100 – Side Two

How did all these people get in my room? It’s time for Side Two of our virtual LP, marking the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth, featuring tracks chosen by a swinging gang of musicians, writers and other Charleys, Barn-burners and Clydes. If you missed it, you can still give Side One a spin here. Careful not to spill while you sip… “Watertown” chosen by Jill Rodger I’m just currently a bit obsessed with  Sinatra’s Watertown album – and this title track in particular! It was a new one on me, brought to my attention by my pal Grahame Skinner (Hipsway) – who is working on his own version of some of the songs at the moment. I sought it out and immediately fell for the whole album. It’s now been on repeat for months. (Jill Rodger is director of the Glasgow Jazz Festival, and busy getting ready…

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December 11, 2015

Raunchous, Rugged & Great: John Lydon on PiL and playing Glasgow

It’s a good week to be in Glasgow: John Lydon and Public Image Ltd are coming to town. When the writer Damien Love recently caught Mr Lydon for an interview,  he managed to ask him for us about some of his memories of playing in venues in the city over the years, among other things……

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September 14, 2015

A message from Ivor Cutler

We had such a great response to the writer and journalist Damien Love’s blog about his unexpected correspondence with Ivor Cutler that we’re re-running it for those of you who might have missed it. Damien unearthed a previously unpublished interview he conducted with the great man, along with another couple of very special Ivor artifacts….

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August 20, 2015