Chris Rand Writes

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.

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.


Movies of the Year 2015

19 December 2015

So, I didn’t manage to see 52 new cinema-release movies this year, despite the best of intentions. Here’s the best of the 46 which I did see.


My Top 20 Songs of the Year for 2015. Enjoy.

17 December 2015

One of the joys of streaming audio is that you can listen to new music all year long and just file away anything you particularly like into a “best of the year”playlist.


I Cannot Delete Dad

16 March 2015

When I first heard this, I couldn’t quite believe what I was hearing. And a few years on, whenever my Mum rings me and the photo of my Mum …and Dad pops up, I think of this amazing poem.


Movies of the Year 2014

31 December 2014

I set myself the extremely ambitious target of watching 52 movies released in 2014 during the year, and just made it.