My life and good times: Memoirs of a rock ‘n’ folk survivor
Singers of an Empty Day
Elvis Presley – Meanwhile, in Vegas
Frank Sinatra: Mr Nixon’s Capo
Bob Dylan: Freaking the Media
Bob Marley: Wailin’
A conversation with Davey Graham
Frank Zappa: What Did You Do In The Revolution, Dada?
The Electric Muse
01-Realities of the revival
02-The three strains
03-Collecting: Apollo dissects Dionysus
04-The Instruments of tradition
06-Folk, pop and the electric aesthetic
Pink Floyd’s Animals
Sandy Denny, First Lady of Folk Rock
Frank Zappa: Carry On Composing
Tony Harrison – And God spake Yorkshire
Ewan MacColl: Ending the cult of “No personality”
Aleksandr Blok: realist and mystic
Anne Rice – Unholy Communion
Brecht – Diana Rigg and the National Theatre’s Mother Courage
Tony Harrison, Ted Hughes – Is this poetry or what?
Global pillage: the malignant growth of the personal computer
01 – We’re all trapped in Bill Gates’s garage
02 – Gentlemen, turn off your engines
03 – I have seen the future – and it’s a computer crash
04 (unfinished) – Goodbye, the Meccano years
Steeleye Span’s 25th Anniversary Party
Salute to Jaco Pastorius
A Short History of Popular Music
The Tom Clancy industry
01: What makes Clancy run?
02: Anatomy of an action
03: Just give ’em the facts, ma’am
04: The Clancy so far
05: Apart from that, how did you enjoy the war, Mr Clancy?
06: Will the real Tom Clancy stand up?
07: Elementary, my dear Clancy
In Memoriam Hugh MacDiarmid
Tony Harrison – Report from a Spectator at the Place of the Skull
Brecht – The Bradford Chalk Circle
A ‘Burning‘ Question
The Celtic Myth – an aspect of globalisation
Note from a Sassenach
01: ‘Celtic globalisation’
02: The dialectic of the market place
03: A Celtic style?
04: Classical observations
05: No rhyme, no strophing
06: Western European influences
07: Out with the old
08: Academic blindness
09: The Ossianic forgeries
10: The ‘renaissance’ of the Celtic harp
11: Unreliable sources
Richard Dawkins: The God delusion
The Politics of the Folk Revival
00. Marx & Engels: RURAL IDIOCY
01. Revolution in a revolution?
02. Fakesong & ‘folk song’
03. The ‘hegemony’ of Gramsci
04. Mediating what, and to whom?
05. The search for an English national identity
06. Strikes in the South
07. Were MacColl and Lloyd Marxists?
08. Not by Lloyd alone
09. The influence of Lomax
10. A metropolitan bias
11. Not of one mind
12. The classicisation of folk music
13. The role of the individual in the folk revival
14. Stalin’s thesis
15. Thomson’s Marxism & Poetry
16. Men and women, stand together!
17. The instrumental tradition – also neglected
18. We were all quasi-Marxists then
19. A method, not a belief-system
20. The positive effect of the Ossianic forgeries
21. Aunt Molly and Woody – Greenwich Village folkies?
22. The effect of the revival on one traditional singer
23. Vaughan Williams and The Amateur Whitewasher
24. Ralph Peer invents country music
25. Rock’n’roll as a folk music
26. The proletarian weekend
27. Another category: poplore
28. Is it a ‘revival’?
29. Orality and the Hebrew Scriptures
30. Bardic techniques
31. So why do pagan rituals survive?
32. Tradition embraces innovation
33. A functional process
34. Group Theatre and folk theatre
35. Returning to the Africa within
36. The Roman Wall blues
37. Benefits of the ghetto
38. The traditional and the popular
39. The chimera of ‘authenticity’
40. The dialectics of folk
41. Hybridity, true and false
43. Internal colonialism
44. Please ignore us!
45. Marshall McLuhan – what’re you doin’?
Not an ending
Sinatra’s leap from left to right
Daze in a Life
Christopher Caudwell – The lie that tells the truth
The phlogiston error
Caudwell’s 9 poetic-economic periods
Obituary: Davey Graham, guitar giant & wonderful friend
Remembering Sandy Denny, after 33 years