Ron Don’t Know

Ron Sexsmith covered ‘They Don’t Know’ back in February as part of his acoustic online series. Better late than never, so here it is!

He’s sung TDK before, we have a recording of him at a White Ribbon benefit concert in Canada several years back, when his other song was Stevie Wonder’s ‘I Was Born to Love Her’. Worked well.

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Ron is about to tour the UK (briefly this month and more in depth in Sept/Oct) as well as other international dates. He is unquestionably worth catching.

Here Today! The Songs Of Brian Wilson

Here Today! The Songs of Brian Wilson
Here Today! The Songs of Brian Wilson

Kirsty’s cover of ‘You Still Believe In Me’ makes a welcome appearance on this new Ace Records compilation of Brian Wilson songs, and as the notes say, “those who own a copy of MacColl’s harmony-drenched single might have noticed a message etched into the run-off groove: God Bless Brian, a sentiment seconded by all lovers of great music.”
See the full track listing and order the CD from the Ace website.

Kirsty MacColl Scholarship Award

For the 14th year Goldsmith University of London’s Department of Sociology/Centre for Urban and Community Research is pleased to be able to offer the Kirsty MacColl Scholarship Award​ in memory of singer and musician Kirsty MacColl.

This fees only award will be made to one full time Home/EU applicant who has a confirmed place on either the MA Photography & Urban Cultures or MA Cities & Society programme starting September 2015. The deadline for entry to this competition is 30 August 2015.

If you are interested in this, details are here.

Ron sings Days

The mighty Ron Sexsmith offers his take on Ray Davies’ “Days”. Hopefully he might revisit his version of They Don’t Know for his acoustic series, but for now “Days” will do . . . or if Brian Kennedy can get away with Cowboy, Ron might fancy it!