Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Dr Roddy Looks Back

Believe it or not, Mad Mackerel has been around for more than five years now. During that time we’ve posted more than 4,000 times, and offered more than 5,000 songs for your listening pleasure. And more than three quarters of a million people have paid MM a visit during our lifetime on Google’s godawful blogspot and since April 2010 on WordPress. We asked some of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Dr Roddy Looks Back

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 3, Dr Roddy

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. Now is the time to reveal all… Our third contribution this year comes … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 3, Dr Roddy

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Strayfolk

Strayfolk are a Swedish band who play as genuine a style of Americana as you are ever likely to hear. What Wouldn’t I Do has been released by net label Bad Panda Records under a Creative Commons license as a freebie and we’re absolutely loving it. The song is a mellow mix of gently fingerpicked acoustics and yearning lyrics simply and beautifully delivered.  A perfect example … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Strayfolk