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Picture for today: Manchester Skyline

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Politechester ?

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Travel broadens the mind? sure . . . Part 5 & 6

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Final cut . . .

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R.I.P. Jim Marshall

Clapton, Hendrix, Kossoff (yeah, the best . . . .) and all their successors owe it to the man…

This is me with the only Marshall I’ve ever owned . . . a few years ago at The Squat, in Manchester…..

P.S I ever find the bastard who stole that 1969 Thinline— serial Number 226445— that’s Rusholme/Didsbury if you’re wondering how I can remember it to this day…… and the fact that I loved that guitar…..

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men of a certain age . . .

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Drinking at the Salvation Army

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strange world of dreams . . .

Last night I went to see a band play at Ricomincio da Tre in San Mariano, Corciano:  the Alberto Mommi Quartet. The saxophone is not my favourite instrument mainly because often players – especially, young ones – play overlong solos, with a tone that is harsh. It had forgotten how beautiful Alberto’s alto sounded:  soft and round and gentle. Complimenti!! Great band, too with a very interesting young drummer!!!

Unusually I slept quite well, but as usual I had a vivid dream: last night it involved going out somewhere in Manchester and I had unwisely gone out in my stockinged feet. Calling into a hardware store(!) I discovered  that they sold Converse style baseball boots, which were displayed in a dis-assembled state for some reason. These particular ones were orange and printed on the rubber sides were the words: “The Phil Woods Alliance”   Yes, Phil Woods –  the great alto player – – who frankly, I had not thought of some years, sprang up in my dream. I think Alberto would take it as a compliment!!!