Monthly Archives: June 2017

Muriel’s Musings

Here is a rare picture showing a significant section of Patricia Bancroft’s 1995/1996 mural which believed to still remain in JJ’s former office at Farrer’s Place. This was the very room where the first original song collaboration betwixt Croydon songwriters... Read More

“Croydon Partnership” – Will it really benefit the people of Croydon?

I am not actually sure. – Are You? There has been much anticipation of the redevelopment of the centre of our beloved Croydon by the giant Hammerson and Westfield conglomerates, commonly given the public title “CROYDON PARTNERSHIP” But WHEN is... Read More

STARSONGS – “On The Road Again”

Well – Friday 16th June has now gone down as BLACK FRIDAY in the history of our when we totally disappeared from sight ( pun intended!) What happened? Were we hacked? Had aliens taken over? We don’t really know... Read More

LEAN ON BILL – Plenty Sunshine!

Amazingly the composer and performer of such original soul classics as “Ain’t No Sunshine” from 1971 and “Lean On Me” from the same period is now almost eighty years of age!  Many of Bill’s is songs including the timeless “Just... Read More

Croydon Spider Promotes Jazz!

Well where’s he gone? What’s he up to? We resume it must be a “he” but who knows? They have great music taste and are clearly fans of Chet Baker, judging by their choice of “Music while you lurk!... Read More

So They Tell Me

What’s he on about??? What did they tell him?? Is he crazy or what?? No it seems that he (whoever he is!) has just heard about the the newly relaunched “platform” which showcases many of the original songs written... Read More


Whether Jeremy Corbyn actually stormed Glastonbury or not is probably a mute point, I think that storming is probably best left to my fellow “Thornton Heathen” the rap star Stormzy, or even General ‘Stormin’ Norman Schwartzkopf, the US commander during... Read More


Well today was the annual Croydon Food & Music Festival, and a fantabulous time was had by everyone. It goes without saying that the eclectic range of food on offer ranged from A – Z (Angola to Zanzibar) but this... Read More