Saturday, February 29, 2020

Alan Ashworth

Alan Ashworth
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Alan Ashworth is a former national newspaper journalist now retreated to the Ribble Valley, where he grows cacti and tramps the fells with the family dog Bingo. He and his wife Margaret run a website, A-M Records , which includes their collected TCW columns plus extra features including Tracks of the Day. Requests, queries and comments can be sent to alanj126@yahoo.co.uk

Off The Beaten Tracks: The Axeman Cometh, Part 1

In the early 1970s, young men in slightly damp RAF-surplus greatcoats with long, greasy hair and tragic cases of acne (the youths, not the...

Off the beaten tracks: Sandy the sublime

By popular request, a salute to the incomparable Sandy Denny, who died 40 years ago but whose remarkable voice will live on for ever. Although...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Soul in the Iron

Statement by Craven, Abject and Craven, Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths: ‘In re Messrs Simon and Garfunkel versus Mr A Ashworth, concerning article on The...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Tell her to make me a shirt with no seams

Thanks for last week’s comments re Gillian Welch and a couple of mentions of Mary Gauthier. I’ve always been fond of her alcohol anthem...

Leftie Lunacy: Menopause for thought

According to the Times, the University of Leicester has ordered academics to say the word ‘menopause’ three times a day. It has also created...

Off the Beaten Tracks – Gillian, with gritted teeth

This week’s selection is, by way of a change, a contemporary artist, if you can call someone contemporary who has released five albums in...

TCW’s Summer Reads: Tus is better than tin

Augustus Carp, Esq., by Himself Augustus Carp is possibly the most loathsome hero in literature. He is priggish, pompous, hypocritical, a blackmailer, a sneak and...

Off the Beaten Tracks: The unique Nico

Thanks for your comments on the Warren Zevon post, especially Pozieres for the background on Werewolves of London. This week’s featured artist is Nico, a...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Enjoy every sandwich

First of all thanks to CRSM and PJM for your comments on last week’s June Tabor post. Unicorns and The Scarecrow, are great as...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Faith, Hope and Homing Pigeons

Many thanks to those who responded to my first musical post. I was especially pleased to see your own recommendations (Audre Myers suggesting John...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Your Mother And I, by Loudon Wainwright III

Welcome to Off the Beaten Tracks, a gentle stroll through popular music’s backwaters calling in at rock, folk, country and other destinations that might...

Thanks, lads, for turning me back into an England fan

The greatest day of my young life was July 30, 1966, when England won the World Cup. Aged 11, I was watching my grandparents’ black-and-white...

Mule be sorry . . .

THREE brays for Wallace the mule! Thanks to the sterling efforts of his rider, Christie McLean, the 11-year-old son of a donkey and a mare...

Does my intellect look small in this?

In the century since women won the right to vote, many iconic female politicians have put their male counterparts to shame with sheer guts...

A Salute to the Unknown Cleaner

Did you feel a pang of guilt when you saw the picture of a cleaning lady being forced to wipe the chalked message ‘Happy...

Our caring new CND (Campaign for Nicer Deployment)

If anyone is labouring under the delusion that the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament restricts its campaigning to the abolition of Trident, think again. The secretary...

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