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!

Now That’s What I Call …

Now That's What I Call Keshco
Now That’s What I Call Keshco

In 1983 the first in a long-running series of compilation albums was released in the UK. The Now! format has since been replicated around the globe. For the thirtieth anniversary, Keshco produced a thirty-track tribute to the original release. We offer a link to Keshco’s reimagining of They Don’t Know from the original Now That’s What I Call Music album, which is a free download from their Bandcamp page at https://keshco.bandcamp.com/album/now-thats-what-i-call-keshcow – TDK is No. 24.

This is all probably worth a listen!

Bonus point for Kirsty obsessives, it was indeed Tracey Ullman’s version which was on that seminal release.