Like many events in 2020, the second annual Prog in the Park was postponed due to the Covid 19 lockdown. The first Prog in the Park set a high standard for an indoor 12 hour prog rock festival in Scotland. Consisting mainly of tribute bands the whole event was a success, with headliners including Stillmarillion, … Continue reading Prog in the Park for 2021
I was going to write something about the virtual SNP conference but got beaten to it by the excellent Peter Bell. I think he sums up how a lot of SNP members are feeling about this 'conference'! https://peterabell.scot/2020/11/30/last-hope/comment-page-1/?unapproved=26998&moderation-hash=beb05b351c5a68fe5c6f5b3e87d2ee4d#comment-26998
So much for the so-called United Kingdom! At various stages over the past few months Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and even some mayors from cities in the North of England have asked for the furlough scheme to be extended and all have been knocked back by the UK Tory Government. Then suddenly London and the … Continue reading The Dis-United Kingdom
Joe Bonamassa doesn’t hold back on his latest album – Royal Tea. Packed with a heavy, driving backing sound from a superb band featuring the legendary Reese Wynans on keyboards, Anton Fig on drums and Michael Rhodes on bass and, of course, Kevin Shirley on production duties. Bonamassa made no secret of his dream to … Continue reading Bonamassa’s Back to his best
So the latest excuse from Tory MPs on why they refused to back an extension to free school meals to the poorest children in England was that they were upset at being called ‘Scum’ by Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner MP. Really! They were so offended that during a debate in the House of Commons … Continue reading What’s in a name? the Tory Scum saga.
It’s great to see SNP MP’s calling for action against the BBC, with their letter to the new Director General, highlighting their concerns about that organisation’s work in Scotland. Although they have an action plan in place which could see leading a mass campaign of non-payment of the TV tax (licence) I fear they are … Continue reading Bin the Beeb!