Stephen Chapman

The second incarnation of my blog

SD 29th May 2016

Something different: Despite living in a town that has an overload of live music and venues, we rarely venture out to see any. So many times we say “we really … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Music recommendation: Heron Oblivion – Beneath Fields

When I run, I either listen to the birds and the traffic or when I know it will be safe I listen to music and podcasts. I was listening to … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

I admire people who can perform. These were taken by me over a few years: Stevie Nicks Julien Clerc Bare naked Ladies Will Young Inspired by the daily post Follow me … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

My week – pain and pleasure

On Monday, the day after the half marathon, I was walking along and something went ‘twang’ in my left leg and it’s been ****ing painful since! So my week has … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Peel Mantra

I was never really a fan of radio DJ John Peel when he was at most popular, in the 1980s and 90s. At that time, I was not actively looking … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #57 Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life

Based on the top 100 albums in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500, I have set myself the challenge of hearing and appraising each album. I hope to be surprised and … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #58 The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet

Based on the top 100 albums in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500, I have set myself the challenge of hearing and appraising each album. I hope to be surprised and … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

RIP David Bowie

This past weekend, we have been listening to David Bowie’s brand new album ★. Only released last week, we both enjoyed the often challenging mix of music.  It’s undeniably clever … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

A music meme

The first song I remember hearing… Don McLean – American Pie.  It was played on rotation in Dad’s car and at home. The first song I fell in love with… … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · 4 Comments

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #60 Captain Beefheart – Trout Mask Replica

Based on the top 100 albums in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500, I have set myself the challenge of hearing and appraising each album. I hope to be surprised and … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #61 Sly and the Family Stone – Greatest Hits

Based on the top 100 albums in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500, I have set myself the challenge of hearing and appraising each album. I hope to be surprised and … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #62 Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction

Based on the top 100 albums in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500, I have set myself the challenge of hearing and appraising each album. I hope to be surprised and … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #63 U2 – Achtung Baby

Based on the top 100 albums in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500, I have set myself the challenge of hearing and appraising each album. I hope to be surprised and … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The weird, interesting and wonderful #5

During April I am actively looking for interesting “stuff” on the net and sharing it will you every few days. The return of the mixtape! Share photos, songs, films and … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Recommended: Sufjen Stevens – No shade in the shadow of the cross

I heard this song on a podcast a couple of weeks ago and I made a mental note to revisit it as the unusual vocals interested me. Then at the … Continue reading

April 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #64 The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers

Based on the top 100 albums in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500, I have set myself the challenge of hearing and appraising each album. I hope to be surprised and … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

New from DCFC

This is a new song from Death Cab For Cutie, a band I like very much – they actually feature in my Desert Island Disc selection. This track called Black Sun … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #65 Phil Spector – Back to mono

Based on the top 100 albums in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500, I have set myself the challenge of hearing and appraising each album. I hope to be surprised and … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

46 years ago today

The Beatles made their last live performance 46 years ago today on top of the Apple offices in Saville Row, London. They four musicians, accompanied by Bill Preston on piano, played new … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

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