• Episode 7: Unlimited Potential by Mark De Julio

    Episode 7: Unlimited Potential by Mark De Julio

    Our Takes The Inspiration by Frosty1973 Amazingly it’s less than a year since The Parsnip and I first set up this blog but along the way we’ve already met a number of interesting supportive characters.  Perhaps the one that’s made most impression on the team is Mark De Julio who performs solo and as part of a […]

  • Episode 6: Crazy Horses by The Osmonds

    Episode 6: Crazy Horses by The Osmonds

    Our Takes The Inspiration by TheParsnip Crazy Horses is a 1972 hit by The Osmonds. The Osmonds are an American family music group with a long and varied career. They are a barbershop quartet consisting of brothers Alan Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Jay Osmond, Donny Osmond, Ronnie Osmond, Johnny Osmond, Tommy Osmond, Jimmy Osmond […]

  • Episode 5: And So To F… by Brand X

    Episode 5: And So To F… by Brand X

    Our takes: The Inspiration by Chris Frost After the last episode, the Parsnip’s choice, turned out be quite a demanding affair I thought I’d go for a much easier choice where we didn’t have to worry about vocals and just did something instrumental.  Great idea I thought and started trawling through possible options on my […]

  • Episode Four: Move Closer by Phyllis Nelson

    Episode Four: Move Closer by Phyllis Nelson

    Our Takes The Inspiration by TheParsnip There has been quite a gap since the last episode and that’s down to me, I’m afraid. I’ve had a total mental block with this tune. Let me take you back to 1985. Picture the scene. The family is on holiday, probably in the south west of the UK. […]

  • Episode Three: The Lark Ascending By Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Episode Three: The Lark Ascending By Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Our Takes The Inspiration by Frosty1973 The Parsnip and I were walking to Manchester Picadilly Station one day when we hit on the idea of doing a classical piece for the next Frozen Veg episode.  This might seem tad ambitious given that this is only Episode 3 and neither of us has any particular expertise […]

  • Episode Two: Welcome To The Jungle by Guns n’ Roses

    Episode Two: Welcome To The Jungle by Guns n’ Roses

    Our Takes The Inspiration By TheParsnip In this second episode, fresh out of the freezer comes another classic. Guns n’ Roses is another band with a slinky link to Stoke-on-Trent. Slash, erstwhile guitarist of the band, spent a few of his formative years in Stoke, thus seeding a host of apocryphal tales regarding where he […]

  • Episode One: Jerusalem by White Door

    Episode One: Jerusalem by White Door

    Our Takes The Inspiration by Frosty1973 As  teenager growing up in Stoke-on-Trent my first experiences of live music consisted of going to watch local musical heroes Grace at the Wheatsheaf, a famous venue later frequented by the likes of Pulp, Radiohead, Oasis and Green Day – now a Wetherspoons pub.  Being seriously into Genesis at the time […]