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The Plastic Mancunian · 1W ago

Bicycle Race

I have an Australian friend who currently lives in London and is a keen cyclist. As I may have mentioned, London during the rush hour is horrific for commuters and, rather than facing day af...
The Plastic Mancunian · 2W ago

Fake News

Last week MPs in Britain decided to launch a parliamentary enquiry into something that has been disturbing them more than looking at their own faces in the mirror.They are worried about what...
The Plastic Mancunian · 2W ago

Progressive Thoughts - Day 31

At last we’ve reached the final day of this weird blogathon. I’ve enjoyed it – and I hope some of you have too.My last song is currently top of the list in terms of number of times played on...
The Plastic Mancunian · 2W ago

Progressive Thoughts - Day 30

Today’s song is another by Canadian power trio Rush, called Cut ToThe Chase. This is a song about chasing your dreams and ignoring those who try to dissuade you because they think it is a wa...
The Plastic Mancunian · 3W ago

Progressive Thoughts - Day 29

Today’s song is one of my favourites by Polish progressive rockers Riverside. It’s called Conceiving You. The song is about a man who is watching a woman from a distance and is totally afrai...
The Plastic Mancunian · 3W ago

Progressive Thoughts - Day 28

Today’s song is another from the brilliant Porcupine Tree called Sentimental. This is a rather sad song about young kids not wanting to grow old and somehow stay as young as they are but wit...
The Plastic Mancunian · 3W ago

Progressive Thoughts - Day 27

Today’s song is Incommunicado by Marillion.The song is about fame, specifically somebody who wants to be famous but isn’t too happy about all that being famous entails.I know for a fact that...
The Plastic Mancunian · 3W ago

Progressive Thoughts - Day 26

Today’s song is one of my favourites, if not THE favourite, song from Pink Floyd. The song is Money and comes from the top selling album Dark Side of the Moon. People think that this song is...
The Plastic Mancunian · 3W ago

Progressive Thoughts - Day 25

Today’s song is a full blown epic from the genius that is Devin Townsend. The song is called Earth Day and is one of my favourite songs. I love this song not only because it is brilliant mus...
The Plastic Mancunian · 3W ago

Progressive Thoughts - Day 24

Today’s song is my favourite by Muse and it’s called Knights of Cydonia. The song is an anthem for people who want to stand up for themselves, fight oppression and take control of their own ...