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By Pete Moore On July 5th, 2019

Because Friday night is Music Night

Another week done at thee coalface of capitalism, the British economy propped up for a little longer. But the good news is trucker’s tan is coming on a treat. Everything below the knees and elbows would make a Greek god proud.

I see that Sky Sports will broadcast the Cricket World Cup Final free-to-air if England get that far. Just make the plans now, Sky. It’s coming home.

Have yourselves a good weekend whatever you’re up to. As always, feel free to share your top sounds down below –


  1. here I’ll Trump your Love Song…..


  2. Better than your usual, but it trumps my choice? Are you mad?

    “Alone Again Or” is three of America’s finest rock n roll minutes. Really, it is. And it’s from one of the great albums too. Everyone should have this in their collection –


  3. Well said Pete.

    Brilliant album.

    I love that song ” oh the snot has caked against his pants…it’s turned into crystal

    There’s a bluebird sitting on the grass…I’ll take out my pistol…”

  4. Maybe it’s “my pants”?

    Anyway – inspired.

  5. “Oh the snot has caked against my pants ..”


  6. The problem with the greatest of music is that on hearing it for the first time, you don’t get to hear it again for the first time. Below, a young black woman listens to The Great Gig In The Sky for the first time:


    Deplorable Q
    3 months ago
    Your reaction is priceless. I think back to when I first heard this in the 70’s…wow blown away.

  7. “ Dark Side of the Moon “, even after so many hearings, remains wonderful.

  8. It’ll blow her socks off when she discovers it’s a British woman making that noise.

  9. when of the best albums of all time.

  10. Pretentious boring crap. 👿

  11. Wagner’s best. Siegfried’s funeral:


  12. Colm

    It was something new at the time

    Very drug influenced, which made it more interesting to me, who then and now gave illegal drugs a wide berth.

    It was on the charts for the longest time. It lingers.

    The perfect Album artwork and the perfect album title were almost something different


  13. This is as good as it gets with classical, Bach Brandenburg 3 : 3. All of the equations work out to zero, exactly as they should:


  14. Peter

    play the video with the meteorite guns….. you’ll appreciate the music

  15. You can sync Dark Side of the Moon the Wizard of Oz…… now the person who figured that out had to be on drugs, but it works amazingly well.

  16. From West Side Story, at the Proms:


  17. They are remaking West Side Story…. I don’t know if I should be thrilled or frightened.

    I loved the original movie.

  18. Philip Glass, Einstein on the Beach. Classical music composed in 1976:


  19. nice…. thanks never heard it

  20. Patrick

    Philip Glass is a great modern composer, well worth checking out.

  21. I couldn’t get this out of my head for a long time


  22. thanks Peter and thanks Phantom saved it to favorites I’ll listen to it tonight.

  23. Interesting mix of music so far.

    Phantom and Peter. Your Philip Glass was very nice.

    One of my favourite pieces of music.

  24. Something to blow the cobwebs away:


  25. Nice pick Dave, the music was good too 🙂

  26. ot for you Peter….. just a curiosity that I thought you’d find aggravating if not interesting.

    From a New York Times account of the career of auto executive Lee Iacocca — different from the Times obituary of him — comes this account of the role that government regulations played in changing the family car to a minivan from a station wagon:

    Stringent fuel economy regulations imposed on cars in the 1970s had made it practically impossible for automakers to keep selling big station wagons. Yet many Americans still wanted roomy vehicles.

    The answer, Mr. Sperlich and Mr. Iacocca realized, was to make family vehicles that were regulated as light trucks, a category of vehicles that includes pickups. The government had placed far more lenient fuel economy rules on light trucks, as well as more lenient safety and air pollution standards.

    Cargo vans, a tiny niche marketed to carpenters, plumbers and other workers, were regulated as light trucks. When Chrysler introduced the minivan in 1983, fewer than 3 percent of them were configured as cargo vehicles, with just a couple of seats in the front and a long, flat bed in the back. But that was enough for Mr. Iacocca to persuade federal regulators to label all minivans as light trucks….

    Four years after the introduction of the minivan, Mr. Iacocca led the acquisition of American Motors. He then oversaw the development of the roomy Jeep Grand Cherokee, a sport utility vehicle that became a runaway best seller in the 1990s.

    Best of all for Detroit, the federal government limited foreign competition: Japanese automakers were initially kept out of the minivan and S.U.V. markets by an obscure 25 percent tariff on imported light trucks that was imposed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

    It’s ironic, because there might have been less fuel consumed had the government just left station wagons alone rather than instead effectively pushing consumers into even bigger minivans. The unintended consequences of regulations can be hard to predict, but it’s not hard to predict that there will be some, because there almost invariably are.

  27. Yes Patrick, but there is finally some good news on climate change. There is a simple low cost solution available if we all get our act together. We will still need to curtail CO2 emissions and stop the destruction of the rainforests, but if we plant enough trees we may have a chance:

    “Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how many more trees could be planted without encroaching on crop land or urban areas. As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating. New research estimates that a worldwide planting programme could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that have been pumped into the atmosphere by human activities, a figure the scientists describe as “mind-blowing”.

    The analysis found there are 1.7bn hectares of treeless land on which 1.2tn native tree saplings would naturally grow. That area is about 11% of all land and equivalent to the size of the US and China combined. Tropical areas could have 100% tree cover, while others would be more sparsely covered, meaning that on average about half the area would be under tree canopy.

    The scientists specifically excluded all fields used to grow crops and urban areas from their analysis. But they did include grazing land, on which the researchers say a few trees can also benefit sheep and cattle. “This new quantitative evaluation shows [forest] restoration isn’t just one of our climate change solutions, it is overwhelmingly the top one,” said Prof Tom Crowther at the Swiss university ETH Zürich, who led the research. “What blows my mind is the scale. I thought restoration would be in the top 10, but it is overwhelmingly more powerful than all of the other climate change solutions proposed.”

    Crowther emphasised that it remains vital to reverse the current trends of rising greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and forest destruction, and bring them down to zero. He said this is needed to stop the climate crisis becoming even worse and because the forest restoration envisaged would take 50-100 years to have its full effect of removing 200bn tonnes of carbon.”


  28. Peter

    One of the many good things that mayor Bloomberg did here Was the planting of more than 1 million new trees.

    They are attractive, they store carbon, And they make the area a little bit cooler, Perhaps reducing the need for air conditioning in the summer time.

    Very many of the street trees are tracked in a database available to the public.


  29. Yes Phantom, interesting that the London Plane Tree features so prominently. As I’m sure you know, it is actually a Spanish maple which was chosen as the London street tree of choice in the Victorian period because of its high resistance to drout and pollution. I was in London this week and noted again how much shade they provide when its needed.

    On a more modest scale, the Forest of Belfast project planted over 200,000 trees during the 1990s and we are enjoying the benefits of them now. Residential areas and parks have been transformed for the better.

    I would love to see a Forest of Ulster project which aimed to plant 10 million trees in the nine counties over ten years. It is quite cheap and totally doable if the political will is there. Volunteers would supply most of the labour.

  30. well according to AOC we have less than 12yrs so the 50-100yrs for the Trees to have the desired effect will be too late…. we’ll all be dead.

    Unless of course the 12yrs and we’re all gonna die is a fraud… but that can’t be.

  31. Another good climate post from you Peter. Cheers.

  32. May I say that the planting of trees is something climate deniers could get behind, as trees have an intrinsic value all there own. Great idea!

  33. just wanted to tip a hat to the past…….

    On this day — July 9 1995 was the last Grateful Dead performance

    Jerry Garcia jams at his final concert with the Dead

    After delighting Deadheads for decades, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead play their last concert featuring all the band’s core members at Chicago’s Soldier Field, capping a touring career that logged more than 2,300 concerts. Garcia, their lead guitarist and unofficial spokesman, will die exactly a month later.