Trini Lopez has died of complications from Covid-19. He was 83. His debut album Live at PJ’s is one of my all-time favourites; one of my most-played records. And it is without a doubt the album I would recommend as music’s equivalent of a Happy Pill. I find it impossible to hear this album without […]
Tom Hanks says he’s glad he survived Coronavirus, he had crippling body aches, fatigue and he couldn’t concentrate. I have all that too. It’s called my life. But now I’m counting myself lucky; a survivor.
A lot of decisions were made for us when we went into Lockdown – a lot of things just suddenly didn’t seem so important. I decided, straight away, to put my podcast on hold. I’d been doing it every week for four years and it’s coming up to five years old in total (for the […]
I’m enjoying making some random playlists during lockdown. So here’s another one. New Zealand is set to move to Level 3 in its bid to flatten curves and cure the spread of the Covid-19 infection. And here’s a playlist you can listen to because of that – or regardless. It’s all the same when it’s all the same […]
We have all been asking each other how we’re doing and saying hi in the street. When a virus infected your computer it stopped you from communicating online, slowed you right down, and made you suspicious – of your own behavior and anyone else’s too (URL). Now that a virus is taunting your town and […]
Manu Dibango a giant of afro-jazz and funk has died. He was 86. And had been diagnosed with Coronavirus. Dibango, from Cameroon, is best remembered for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa – a song Michael Jackson stole from twice; a tune that arrived in time for disco and seemed to exist then and now in […]