Variations on a Theme
All times are UK
Duration in Hrs
1) Thomas Dolby: She Blinded Me with Science
2) Alice Cooper: Feed My Frankenstein
3) Christine & the Queens: Science Fiction
4) Antony & the Johnsons: Frankenstein
5) Pointer Sisters: Neutron Dance
6) Paul Weller: Science
7) Richard Ashcroft: Science of Silence
8) The Temper Trap: Science of Fear
9) Arctic Monkeys: Science Fiction
10) Allie X: Science
11) Joyce Wrice, Kay Franklin: Rocket Science
12) Oingo Boingo: Weird Science
13) Noah & the Whale: 2 Atoms in a Molecule
14) The Rifles: Science in Violence
15) Have A Nice Life: Science Beat
16) Current Joys: Weird Science (Don’t Leave My Arms)
17) Vulfpeck: The Sweet Science
18) Tarrus Riley, I Wayne, Bay-C, Y Rush: Mad Scientist
19) Jethro Tull: March, the Mad Scientist
20) I Don’t Know How But They Found Me: New Invention
21) Enter Shikari: The Revolt of the Atoms
22) Divine Styler: Grey Matter
23) Kula Shaker: Smart Dogs
24) Coldplay: The Scientist
25) Chris Hadfield: Space Oddity
Born into middle-class squalor in Ireland, the youngest of five girls, I was my parent’s last chance to create perfection.
Tiring of rain-soaked greenery, my parents decided a change of environment was needed, so we headed to the north Highlands of Scotland, which proves my parents had an odd sense of irony.
Hoping that the gold-paved streets of Canada would offer solace, we packed up and went west. We arrived in Calgary, Alberta just in time for the recession of 1981.
It was in Canada that I developed my love of music as the winters are very long and nothing beats the blues like a jaunty tune.
I even took a foray into being in a band. We performed world music with a rumba flamenca infusion and for a brief moment, we lived the dream.
Working in industries as diverse as oil & gas, architecture & interior design, Family Law and healthcare, I learned that despite our differences, we still need coffee to function.
Upon entering my dotage, I returned to the UK, single, flat broke and none the wiser…