Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

MD&E Towers a couple of weeks back in suitably festive weather

Well, here we are again. Christmas! The Festive Season! Yuletide! Noel! the Winter Solstice!  And (if we remain in the Greater Judeo-Christian sphere) Hannukah!  If we step a bit further into the ecumenical solar system we have Diwali and Kawanzaa. Don't worry it will all be over in a few days. In the meantime eat, drink and be merry. MD&E wishes a happy and peaceful Christmas to all.

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Riff -a magazine for jazz

It's been just over a year since I last posted here and about two years since I first started to consider publicly a separate site for music. Well I've finally gone and done it. The Riff went live earlier this afternoon.  Thanks for your patience. I'm very pleased. The site is just a first iteration and lots more content will be be published on it very soon (it's the start of festival season afterall). MD&E will keep running and frankly I feel a bit liberated as I was starting to feel quite awkward about mixing music and personal stuff here. Now I can revert back to the old MD&E content, namely family commentary, snark, travel, nostalgia automobilia etc, etc. Anyway if music, particularly jazz, blues, R&B, soul, funk, prog, is your thing, pop over to The Riff and have a nose around.  I hope you like it.