Author Archives: Dave Thompson

Review: The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast

Roger Glover and others gathered to tell the tale of… well, a musical adaptation of illustrator Alan Aldridge and poet William Plomer’s ‘The Butterfly Ball & The Grasshopper’s Feast,’ a delightful tale that combined semi-psychedelic intent and art into one of the most enduring childrens’ books of the age.

The reason why we celebrate Record Store Day

For 11 years now, and twice a year latterly, Record Store Day is the one (two) day(s) on the calendar when even the most impoverished musical emporium can guarantee a full house. And that’s only one of the reasons why we celebrate Record Store Day every year.