The Soundtrack

The Soundtrack People mention the soundtrack. They didn’t always. There was a time the word “soundtrack” was new. As people bought more – and longer – records, “the soundtrack to people’s lives” became spoken about. Nowadays people actively store up a personal soundtrack. Beloved records; sober melodies; shouty anthems; groany ditties; mooing verses; all performed … More The Soundtrack

Unhelpful History

We all know myths. But. Grimly, some myths become treated as if they were factual. Worse still, some myths (masquerading as facts) can even become key parts to examination answers. (You might hardly believe it). That then becomes a real quis custodiet ipsos custodes situation. (I will leave you, generous reader, to work out who … More Unhelpful History

About Scented Toilet Paper and a Diversion in Praise of the Outside Lavatory

It’s time to write about the bog. The john. The lavvy. The WC. Well, not just about that, but about some of the accoutrements that we meet in there. This is an essay about where we once were. You can see I am inspired I recently read a forum. I cannot remember now how I … More About Scented Toilet Paper and a Diversion in Praise of the Outside Lavatory

Violet Carson – Pianist, Singer, Musician 1898-1985 Part 4

Violet’s Live Performances – A Partial List 1942 to 1951 From the first appearance of Violet Carson in “Songs That Father Sang” in 1937, Violet Carson worked with “The Colunio Singers”. This group appears to have been based in Colne, Lancashire (not the Colne Valley Male Voice Choir based near Huddersfield in the West Riding). … More Violet Carson – Pianist, Singer, Musician 1898-1985 Part 4

Violet Carson – Pianist, Singer, Musician 1898-1985 – Part 3

Some Reviews and Live Performances and Concerts by Violet Carson ================================ Lancashire Evening Post – Saturday 26 November 1938 Lancaster’s New Ballroom – More that 200 people attended a dinner dance at the King’s Arms Hotel, Lancaster, last night, organised by the management (Mr an Mrs Alexander MacAskill) to introduce to the public the new … More Violet Carson – Pianist, Singer, Musician 1898-1985 – Part 3