Author Archives: Dave Thompson

Ray Thomas Recalls the Magnificent Moodies

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With the Moody Blues firmly entrenched among the giants – and, indeed, the founders – of prog rock, it is often easy to forget that, for three years before Days of Future Passed in 1967, they were a finely functioning …

Silent Nights with the Rowan Amber Mill

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It’s often easy to overlook holiday music.  After all, we only listen to it for a few weeks a year (which is weird… a little like only listening to love songs when we’re in love; to the Beach Boys when …

Spin Cycle’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Whether you’re shopping for friends and family or picking out a well-deserved treat for yourself, here’s our take on the must-have releases for 2014 holiday gift-giving. NEW RELEASES various artists – Songs from the Black Meadow (blackmeadowtales) — Companion piece …

Emily Jones opens the Autumn Eye

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There’s this landscape. It’s always been there.  A few miles out of eye-shot, a few beats out of hearing, one feeling in the back of your neck and another in the pit of your stomach, a place where you go …