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Mickey 9s’ Dougie Smith with A Celtic State of Mind – “Tommy Burns is an all-time Celtic legend.”

I’m doing what I’m doing because I love to do it… And if people like it, that’s a great bonus, but it won’t really change the way I do things.” Björk, 1996. The above quote from Icelandic artistic genius, Björk, could be considered as something of a

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Ex-Stone Roses drummer Robbie Jay Maddix – “Ian spotted a Reni banner… and started waving it on the stage. As if to say, Reni has gone but he’s not forgotten.”

Paul John Dykes interviewed former Stone Roses drummer, Robbie Jay Maddix, back in 2007. Here is that interview in full: Robbie Jay Maddix replaced Reni behind the Stone Roses’ drum kit in 1995, and subsequently toured the world with the band. Here, he discussed his earliest influences

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Colin Watt with A Celtic State of Mind – Billy McNeill’s second spell will always be special

Billy McNeill – The Difficult Second Album There’s a saying in football: “Once you leave a club, you’ll never be the same if you go back.” Over the years, there are plenty of examples of this from managers and players alike. Players like Robbie Fowler at Liverpool,

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Wendy James’ latest Motown-tinged single ‘Little Melvin’

WENDY JAMES showcases her love of Motown on new track Little Melvin, taken from her forthcoming 5th solo album Queen High Straight, which is released on 1st May 2020. An English singer-songwriter born in London, Wendy exploded onto the British music scene in 1988 as the fearless

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Kevin McCluskie with A Celtic State of Mind – Whatever Happened to… Freddie Ljungberg?

They Graced the Hoops… Freddie Ljungberg He was an Arsenal Invincible who arrived at Celtic Park in December 2010 looking to re-ignite a fading career but left just 6 months later having made little impression on the Celtic first-team, leaving many to wonder if he had used

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John Hughes on Ryan Christie: “I don’t think he’s even reached his potential yet, there’s more to come.”

Paul John Dykes interviewed John ‘Yogi’ Hughes last night in a Longest Forty live event to raise funds for essential PPE for keyworkers (donations can still be made HERE). Big John spoke to him fondly about his time at Celtic. Here, I cover some of the highlights

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? HAARM with new single ‘Take Me Away’

Liverpool alt-pop songwriting team HAARM have released their latest single Take Me Away via all good digital service providers. A stark juxtaposition to their usual sombre fare, Take Me Away is a “psycho-tropical” sunshine anthem packed full of steel drums, feel-good vibes, and escapism — the perfect

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Kevin McCluskie with A Celtic State of Mind – Whatever Happened to… Miku?

Arriving on loan from Getafe on the final day of the 2012 summer transfer window, Nicolas Ladislao Fedor Flores, or Miku as he is better known, became only the second Venezuelan, after Fernando de Ornelas, to pull on the famous green and white hoops of Celtic. A

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Art Brut and We Are Scientists team up as WASABI

Alcopop! Records have announced a long-awaited digital release from Art Brut and We Are Scientists, whose special WASABI (We Are Scientists Art Brut International) 12” split vinyl was originally released exclusively for Record Store Day 2019. Now, for the first time on all good digital service providers,

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John McCullagh with A Celtic State of Mind – “When you see those green and whites run out, it just hits you in the heart like a song.”

Back in 2013, Scottish music mogul Alan McGee spoke about discovering his latest prodigious talent – 14-year-old Doncaster native, John Lennon McCullagh. At just 15, John became the first signing to McGee’s 359 Music, who released his debut album North South Divide on 14 October 2013. McGee

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