Most popular posts of 2020

Against all odds, Mind the Blog managed to gather very nearly the same amount of hits in 2020 as it did in 2019 – considering the fact that theatres were only open for about a quarter of the year, and that I became too knackered to put many new posts out from the autumn onwards, […]

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#MindTheBand: round-up

  Thanks mostly to the phenomenon that is #TimsTwitterListeningParty, 2020 has definitely transitioned from being my year of gigs to a year of albums – and this recent challenge week definitely helped me to up my game again. Not only were two of my most anticipated albums (Queen + Adam Lambert and The Jaded Hearts […]

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#MindTheBand: Day-by-Day

  As I’m back working from home I thought there wasn’t a lot of point in doing a diary (unless something massive comes up I’m unlikely to be going out this week), so instead I’m putting together some daily lists of favourites and linking to whatever posts I manage to publish. Potentially less rambling than […]

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#MindTheBand: “Discovering The Classics” – Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneygoround, Part One

The Vitals Release date: 27 November 1970 UK chart peak: — Running time: 40:25 Singles: Lola (#2), Apeman (#5) After some well-documented struggles across the Pond, Lola Versus Powerman did some work in repairing that relationship, charting at number 35 and appearing as a comeback album of sorts. The record also did well in Australia, peaking […]

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“Stick that on the poster!”

Sunny Afternoon is now coming to its final end. And you know what? At this point I’m actually quite glad. Not in a vindictive “I can’t have it so no one can” kind of way (before anyone decides to misquote me), but because it’s been going in one venue or other for just over three […]

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“…a moment of dawn…”

Today’s the day Helen has named Doomsday, mk. 2: The Final Reckoning. Like everything this week, this day has come far too quickly… I can’t quite believe that there have been three shows since I last posted. It really doesn’t feel like I’ve been at the Harold Pinter Theatre for seven performances already this week […]

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