Greetings, I’m glad you could join me. What took you so long?

I hope to post stuff that tells you about my travels, taste in music, my thoughts on this crazy world around us and other whimsical interludes.

Residing in the beautiful city of York, the capital of God’s own County, that is, Yorkshire in the North of England.


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        Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

        However, it would be fair to say that I am always lost in music...

        Welcome to Tony Ives' web site. I suppose it is a terrible indulgence to have one for personal use but you can go further from here and read about my travels, music & observations on the immediate and wider world. I hope you take a look.

        February 22, 2018

        Champion Jack Dupree - I Had A Dream

        I was reading a book I bought in Canada called The Chitlin’ Circuit And The Road To Rock ‘N’ Roll by Preston Lauterbach. For those who know little about the circuit then it was a selection of venues in the American South. The circuit...

        February 18, 2017

        Joni Mitchell - Court & Spark

        I think there is a generation that heard Joni Mitchell for the first time and from that point onwards she became a friend for life and not least a commentator on your own foibles and inner feelings. I know. I was that soldier.

        I first found...

        February 7, 2017

        Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Moanin'

        In early October I went into Leeds for a morning interview. I parked up with time to spare and found myself in a very empty Jumbo Records. One of the original record stores that seems to now have an assured future given the n...

        January 14, 2017

        After the exertions of 2014 where I cycled across the USA I then in 2015 repeated some of the same effort as I flew into Toronto and then proceed down the USA to the Gulf Coast. Along the way I dropped into Nashville (the home of Country Music), onto Alabama and the to...

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