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Elbow with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Chantage

February 8th, 2009 tj No comments

It’s disappeared from BBC Interactive and iPlayer now, so if you didn’t see it you’re too late.

But, because I’m kind to you, here are a couple of videos to show you what you missed out on…

If you missed it I urge you strongly to seek it out somewhere.  It’s awesome stuff.

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Billy Bragg

November 26th, 2008 tj No comments

I went to see Billy Bragg last night.  At the Bridgewater Hall of all places!  It was a really good night.  The setlist was brilliant too.  I can’t think of many songs that he didn’t play that I wish he had, apart from maybe Tank Park Salute (though I’d probably have cried like a baby) and Help Save The Youth Of America, but you can’t have everything!

We did get The World Turned Upside Down, A New England, Waiting for the Greap Leap Forwards, Levi Stubbs’ Tears, Accident Waiting To Happen, There Is Power In A Union, NPWA, The Milkman of Human Kindness, Greetings To The New Brunette… (and that’s just mentioning my favourite songs!)

And as a little treat, what with being in Manchester, he got Badly Drawn Boy out to play Walk Away Renee.

And if you’re bothered, here are a couple of vids…

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