Archive for Music

Another time: ‘Kite’ at 30

Kirsty MacColl’s ‘Kite’ turns 30 on 8 May 2019. The resurgent singer and songwriter corralled a career-peaking Johnny Marr, David Gilmour and a coterie of stellar collaborators to create a perfect set of songs plotting a way through early adulthood….

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Writing/Song/Writing: ‘The A to Z of You and Me’

The song came before the novel.

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Writing/Song/Writing: ‘Half a Double Act’

Some songs mean more than just their chords: how one of our most poignant tunes came to be.

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