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A love letter to the tribes

The second summer of love - in the mid to late 1980s, was the end of an era. Around that time, the UK’s youth culture appeared to lose the sartorial creativity of its tribes. I attended a Bunny Wailer concert in the 1990s - his first UK concert in almost two decades....

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Draining the swamp

One successful politician was quoted to say “a week is a long time in politics”. I guess it is an understatement to say we’re living in tumultuous times. The UK mainstream political parties and their leaders have led us into a nightmarish scenario with Brexit and...

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Leave camping to the campers

When I performed at Glastonbury a couple of years ago, one of my main areas of concern was how I was going to cope with camping. Some people love the idea of sleeping in a tent or caravan and all of what that entails. I had to prepare myself mentally for a major step...

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The great affair is to move

I had a memorable holiday in Chicago once. Having done my research, I knew the sights I wanted to see and was lucky to witness some events I didn’t plan for, including a Gospel Music Festival, which featured legendary performers such as The Mighty Clouds of Joy and...

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The medium is the message

After taking part in a group meditation recently, I recalled a ritual that I observed assiduously in the not too distant past - attending group meditation sessions in my local Spiritualist Church. Many people are wary of Spiritualism, but I think the tenets of the...

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It’s only rock’n’roll

Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith... what do these people share in common, apart from being influential musicians? I think they were born to be rock’n’roll figureheads. There are many others, spanning several generations, who have tried very...

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