Who’s got an 8-track player? http://ift.tt/XaVuSn by Carlos Alvarez

Jello farm? by John Philpin

Oh I love this song! And having the privilege of hearing it sung like this with only 74 other like minded blues-lovers in a packed and sold out gig in a little village hall in the depths of the West Sussex countryside on a very steamy evening after one of the hottest days of the year….phew! Awesome stuff. We are so lucky to have discovered this rich vein of local live music…the brainchild of a local guy who has just taken the initiative to persuade some of the best blues musicians in this country to come and enjoy playing in an intimate setting in the middle of nowhere to locals who just love this sort of music. No frills. Huge atmosphere. And a fish and chip supper provided in the interval as part of the £20 ticket price. What more could you want? Fabulous! :) http://ift.tt/1AoziDk by Rosalind Anne Smith

Just two of the amazing musicians Sue Moo and I had the treat of seeing on Saturday…Papa George (guitar) and Alan Glen (Harmonica). http://ift.tt/1puJKRc by Rosalind Anne Smith

Play it LOUD! http://ift.tt/1mlc1Iu by Dan Minichiello

For. So many reasons :) enjoy http://ift.tt/1mEGgKi by Jax Harrison


I was a little bit surprised that the report didn’t spend much time tackling the hardest issue, which is why do they need to have so much revenue? It’s because their cost structure is made for print. When you look at how much revenue comes from print and the scale of their operation because of print, the challenge that they’re facing moving forward is how do they move into a post-print world….

It just seems like if you’re reading a secret internal report for The New York Times, the things that people would be stressed about, isn’t that, oh, the website’s not good enough, or they haven’t moved fast enough with this feature or that feature, but more like how do we deal with this very different cost structure of our future business, compared to our past business.


— Finally getting to Felix Salmon’s really great Medium interview with Jonah Peretti. This point about the NYT innovation report was absolutely my reaction. That said, the problem is that the cost structure is both the most vital thing to address, and at the same time the one thing that never truly will.  (via markcoatney)

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Love …….. just love .. by Michelle D Harris

Produced and featuring on slide the late great Johnny Winter. Been in the vinyl cupboard digging out his stuff and re-living Shepton Mallet 1970 where he played a stormer of a set. Maybe a bit too “rock” for me at his most extrovert, but, by gum, the man had soul when he wanted…..http://ift.tt/1piaSE7 by Ian Shellard

…and now for something completely different…that I don’t think we have ever touched on in here. But be sure to watch the second part, or you really HAVE NOT LIVED!!…. http://ift.tt/1wwtinr by Rosalind Anne Smith