Nazareth – still going strong

I was flicking through YouTube the other day and was pleasantly surprised to see several recent live videos of the Scottish rock group Nazareth. They had a few hits in the early seventies but it is marvellous that they are still going strong with two of their original line-up including lead singer Dan McCafferty. My favourite from them is “Shanghai’d in Shanghai”. The original record version is below together with a live version from Norway in 2006.

Nazareth are currently touring over the next few months in Austria, Germany, Norway and Canada.


Fowey….Polruan – It's all the same when you're sat in London

I’ve just sent an email to the Guardian’s Readers’ Editor, for the Corrections and Clarifications column. I’ll let the email speak for itself:

Dear Reader’s Editor

Guardian main supplement Saturday 29th May 2010 Page 27
Simon Hoggart’s week – picture at bottom of column 1

This photo is captioned as “Fowey, Cornwall”. In fact, it is a photograph of Polruan, Cornwall.

With best wishes
Paul Walter