Author: paulhodges

Ian Prowse & Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Palace Theatre, 12 March 2020

A cracking gig – only spoilt slightly by the terrible legroom in the Palace gods! Setlist: Strict Time Clubland Green Shirts Accidents Will Happen Watch Your Step Tokyo Storm Warning Photographs Can Lie / The Look Of Love (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea Suspect My Tears Mystery Dance Watching The Detectives American Without […]

Impromptu gig – Jamie Ferguson, The Fitzgerald, Stevenson Square, Manchester , 7 December 2019

Located by random wandering in the Northern Quarter after a fine few tacos at El Taquero, Spike and I were lured into The Fitzgerald by the promise of jazz. We enjoyed the acoustic guitar stylings (not exactly jazz but…) of solo artist Jamie Ferguson (Spotify link). He did repeat songs in his two sets admittedly, […]

The right in the UK and US pushing back against war crimes prosecutions

This worrying trend reared its ugly head again this week, as the US defence secretary, Mark Esper, fired the navy’s top official over his handling of a Navy Seal accused of war crimes in Iraq. The Seal had received strong backing from President Trump via Twitter. The Guardian report is here. The right has always […]