Monthly Archives: May 2013

Music – Live – John Murry, Bush Hall 8 May 2013

There’s one moment here when John Murry approaches perfection. If you’re familiar with his album The Graceless Age, you’ll guess what I mean. The encore. ‘Little Coloured Balloons’. Murry’s stark, raw, account of his heroin addiction and his near death … Continue reading

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Manchester Marathon, April 2013

In which I describe my attempt to run my first marathon, in Manchester. I’m up early. The hotel restaurant has a special early breakfast for runners. It appears to be their usual breakfast, only earlier. I eat a lot of … Continue reading

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