Chris Rand Writes

Top 10 Songs by: Yes

1 November 2018

If you’re a fan, your top 10 Yes songs will be quite different. For everyone else, try these 10 tracks. Spotify playlist.

Top 10 Songs by: Steely Dan

7 October 2018

A really tough ‘top ten’ to compile. In the end, most selections came from three albums, 1975 to 1980. Plus a couple of Donald Fagen solo pieces. With copious track commentary lifted from reviews elsewhere on the internet.

Top 10 Songs by: Genesis

19 September 2018

If you’re a fan, your top 10 Genesis songs will be quite different. For everyone else, try these 10 tracks. Spotify playlist.

Seriously? Meme

2 November 2017

Heidi Allen MP in the House of Commons, 2 November 2017. In response to some right-winger making some typically appalling comment.

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General Election Football Analogy

22 May 2017

I once tried to explain the parliamentary electoral system to a teenage relative in footballing terms. It’s not a perfect analogy, but it’s a lot more perfect than the way we choose our government.

Films of the Year 2016

21 December 2016

After several years of trying, I managed to watch 52 new release films at the cinema this year. Here are my 10 favourites.

“Faces Of The Year” Christmas Quiz 2016

17 December 2016

I made up a quick quiz for our Christmas party last night, and people asked if they could have copies to recycle at their own gatherings, so here it is.

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The “Cambridge Independent” Newspaper

12 October 2016

If you haven’t seen it yet, the Cambridge Independent is a major new weekly newspaper for the area. I’ve really put this blog post up because a month after its launch, the newspaper still hasn’t managed to get Google to rank its website at all, and I suspect a lot of people will be searching for it online in vain. So here’s a link to the newspaper’s website!

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