From stomps and shuffles to boogie-woogie and blues, from bebop to Latin, Swing No End presents a slice of musical action from the 1920s to 1940s celebrating the triumphs of big band greats, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Boyd Raeburn, Machito, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman. Tribute is also paid to a […]Read more
Well fed = better results
Over the years Muddy and I have learned that musicians generally play better if they are fed and watered on a regular basis, and so have been applying this rule to the builders, working on the extension. The kettle first goes on at 8am, 3 coffees milk no sugar. Nick the brick was until recently […]Read more
Is there anything more irritating than losing your purse?
Is there anything more irritating than losing your purse? Well yes, I’m sure there is but it is annoying never the less. We turned the house upside down looking for Mud’s credit card wallet but in the end gave up. Funnily enough she was more upset about losing her Travis Perkins trade account card than […]Read more
You can take the girl out of Yorkshire …
I write to you from the building site that is our backyard. Since moving back to the M4 corridor in March, Muddy has embarked on serious renovation plans, removing walls and extending onto the back of the house, we’re currently in the “knocking seven bells out of anything in the way” phase. I’m sitting at […]Read more