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Men’s tour dates T-shirts

What is it with men and T-shirts listing concert tour dates?   On the way to a John Mellencamp concert, there are men sporting tour-date T-shirts for other bands. They are saying, “Look at me, I’ve been to other gigs too.”   Then in the venue itself, the crush around the T-shirt counter is greater than […]

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The Vaselines – new entry for Top 20 Chemical Songs

The Vaselines are the new and oh so obvious entry into the Blog’s Top 20 Chemical Songs.   According to an email update today from ticket website We Got Tickets:   “Even if you’re not familiar with The Vaselines it’s likely you know at least three of their songs; Nirvana famously covered ‘Son Of A […]

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Rick Wakeman to play at December EPL

Rick Wakeman, musician and songwriter, will be the guest performer at the December EPL, the Blog hears from a well-informed source on the EPL committee.   The news has already been greeted with pleasure and amazement by EPL members of a certain age, who remember Wakeman as the keyboardist in 1970s prog rock band Yes. […]

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Chemical companies stage free jazz concert in Thailand

Polyester producer Teijin is to stage a free jazz concert in Bangkok on 6 December 2009 starring the famous saxophone player, Koh Mr Saxman, the company announced in a press release today, spotted by my fellow blogger Doris.   The concert is expected to attract two to three thousand people, and will reflect the company’s […]

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Glorious Glastonbury

Will Beacham, ICB European bureau chief, writes about his adventures at Glastonbury in Somerset, UK last weekend, Friday 26 to Sunday 28 June …   With the mud now removed from most of my clothes, I’m back in sunny Sutton’s ICIS office to share my experiences. Barbara only wanted the highlights of Bruce Springsteen from […]

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Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band

The FT’s review of Yoko Ono’s London concert this week gave it a four star rating, out of five, despite commenting on “her notorious singing style, a ululating, near-wordless wail, amid a maelstrom of guitar feedback and drone-rock.”   The Plastic Ono Band, inexplicably missed from the Blog’s previous listings of music with chemicals connections, […]

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Pop stars older than chems folk

I went to the Squeeze reunion concert in London last night. The voices and music were as fresh as when they were first put on vinyl in the 1980s. And from my vantage point in the circle, they looked in pretty good shape for guys in their 50s. The audience was quite mature too, with […]

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