Author Archives: John S

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love outside work: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. And anything else that I happen to think is worth writing about!

My Top Ten Albums of 2017

Another great year of music, but actually quite an easy one in which to pick my top ten. They are just the ones I’ve played most. Just recently I’ve been trying to catch up with albums I’ve missed, either through … Continue reading

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lovelondonscenes 139 – Christmas lights at Tate Britain

The facade at Tate Britain has been lit up for Christmas!

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Skies over the golf course

Once a year I play golf, as I get together with old friends for a reunion. Mostly we are are in Oxfordshire. The golf is a bit of an endurance test and the scores get worse with the passing years, … Continue reading

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Catherine McGrath at Koko, Camden, 28 November 2017

It’s not so long since I saw Catherine McGrath at an invitation event at Cambridge Audio in Borough, South London. That was great. Tonight, she was supporting the American country pop duo Dan + Shay.  I managed to persuade my … Continue reading

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Wolf Alice at Alexandra Palace, 24 November 2017

On Friday evening I went up to Alexandra Palace in North London for the second time in a couple of weeks – the first being The War on Drugs. After mistiming it completely last time, and keeping my friend Jon … Continue reading

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Leeds, Manchester, Aldous Harding, 18-19 November 2017

Aldous Harding is a singer from New Zealand who has been described as psych-folk. In other words, the foundation of her music is folk, but it twists and turns into something quite different. Her second album, “Party”, came out this … Continue reading

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The War on Drugs, Alexandra Palace, 14 November 2017

The War on Drugs are a great band, led by singer and ace guitarist Adam Granduciel. They were responsible for one of the best albums of 2014, “Lost in a Dream”. I made it No 2 to Royal Blood in … Continue reading

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