First of all huge congratulations to EMMA GILLESPIE or as I should correctly say EMMA’S IMAGINATION who has won through to the finals of “Must Be The Music” on Sky1 and will be singing live next Sunday at Wembley against the other finalist/s the group THE PICTURES. Biased as I am I am bound to say that Emma is hands down and head above shoulders in an overwhelming winning yoga position. Unbiased, I would still say that as her song “This Day” is a masterpiece and a winning song anyway. If you don’t believe me check out the i Continue reading THE IRRESISTIBLE RISE OF EMMA, AND SOLFEST2010
DRYSTONE ACTS PART TWO I BELIEVE IN FAERIES! I can finally announce what I’ve been keeping secret for all this time and it with great pleasure and excitement that I can confirm that this year on the Drystone will be the fantastic… PEATBOG FAERIES http://www.peatbogfaeries.com/ I don’t really have to say an awful lot about these guys as they have been regulars on the UK festival scene for years. They of course pretty much founded the Acid Croft genre of music and set countless imitators on their musical careers. With a live album out now and another studio album currently Continue reading I BELIEVE IN FAERIES!
The French have a word for it in fact, damn the expense “Au diable les dépenses” they have six, “Plus ça change, Plus c’est pareil” translated (and we’ll noy be outdone by the French for the price of a word or two) it means “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Take Radio 2, we’ve just got rid of Parkinson on Sundays when “avant de le savoir” before you know it, Wogan’s got the show. It makes me long for the days when we had DLT so I don’t know what that says about me, something quite Continue reading CHANGE AND THE FIRST DRYSTONE STAGE ACTS ANNOUNCED
The Festival Journal of Mr A R Whittaker, “Mr Wizardmarra” Part Two “Tingles” DISCLAIMER: The Festival Journal of Mr A R Whittaker, “Mr Wizardmarra” Is not The Festival Journal of Solway Festivals Limited and the opinions and statements below are those entirely of Mr Wizardmarra. Who is as sharp as a pincushion and as mad as cheese. FROM A VERY UNTIDY DESK So if you’ve hit on this page following the link from the Solfest message board here’s the crack. In some ways I’ve become jaded with Mainstage. Even though believe me standing up there in front of you wonderful Continue reading WHY I’M DOING WHAT I’M DOING
DISCLAIMER:The Festival Journal of Mr A R Whittaker, “Mr Wizardmarra” Is not The Festival Journal of Solway Festivals Limited and the opinions and statements below are those entirely of Mr Wizardmarra. Who is as sharp as a pincushion and as mad as cheese. FROM THE VICE CHAIRMANS CUSHION As I write this the Solfest countdown on www.wizardmarra.com says 83days 08 hours 01 minute 13 seconds and counting down. So it’s time I sat down using my Vice Chairmans Arse (Worzel Gummidge had a selection of heads which enabled him to multi task. I have a Box of Arses.) and say Continue reading The Festival Journal of Mr A R Whittaker, "Mr Wizardmarra" Part One. "Harumph!