Councillor Harry Blakeley believes the airport could even be used for go-kart racing and kite boarding
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Tuesday 08 June 2010
The sudden death of Sir Christopher Moran, who collapsed while taking part in a triathlon at the age of 54, means the RAF has lost an officer who looked destined to lead the force. As Commander in Chief Headquarters Air Command, he was the RAF's second most senior officer. He was widely tipped to become Chief of the Air Staff, having risen steadily through the ranks since winning his wings in 1978.
Friday 08 January 2010
Sunday 25 October 2009
"This is not a show" we are told before a note is played. And it's true – this "experiment in terror" finds REM "rehearsing" new material and playing old favourites in front of a select audience.
Sunday 18 October 2009
Eirik Glambek Boe and Erlend Oye, a guitar-picking duo from Norway, inadvertently emerged as leaders of what was briefly known as the New Acoustic Movement with their 2001 debut Quiet Is the New Loud.
Sunday 04 October 2009
Love 2 is a return to the source for "Air French Band". (It's so much more satisfying to call them that awkward album-sticker name, don't you think? Just as the disambiguating "The London Suede" is actually a better name than Suede.)
Friday 07 August 2009
Reckoning was the album that confirmed R.E.M. as a special group, with reserves of creativity way beyond their peers in the US indie scene.
Sunday 07 June 2009
The Björk comparisons are going to get dull but at this point they're spot-on – although this is the Björk of "It's Oh So Quiet" rather than more, erm, experimental efforts.
Thursday 28 May 2009
Sunday 22 March 2009
The first two seconds of Junior are laughter, which tells you more than words ever could about the overriding playfulness of the album.
Friday 20 March 2009
For once, the epithet "Best Of..." almost rings true.
Friday 13 March 2009
Sunday 06 July 2008
Sunday 29 June 2008
Eric Dolphy, who died 44 years ago today, and whose 80th anniversary fell last week, was a Los Angeles born reeds player with a radical, oddly interior style and an interest in the outer extremities of sound.
Sunday 27 April 2008
E.L.B. are, respectively, drummer Pete Erskine, guitarist Nguyen Le and bassist Michel Benita. They're augmented by the reeds of Stephane Guillaume.
Friday 25 April 2008
Dead Air is the nom de disque of Rainy Orteca, the guitarist whose stints with the likes of Lou Reed, Joan Osborne and Antony & The Johnsons led to her current position as Joan Wasser's right-hand gal in Joan As Policewoman.
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