Bloomberg News/TV. Rock Critic. Editor. Author, All You Need Is Rock; Dictionary Rock&Pop etc. Fellow, Royal Soc of Arts. Opinions my own, RTs not endorsements.

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Column syndicated worldwide. I edit Muse copy over a wide range of topics and manage staff and freelances. I also worked for ITN, Sunday Times and Press Association. I read PPE at Oxford.

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Mermaids Don’t Do Disco — By Mark Beech. Mermaids don't do disco, we said:They never stomp round in high heels,Even when squashing spiders dead..They prefer to waft around insteadDo a greeny bluey gold-dust dance,Cool and slow, not fast and red..Floaty hair and wispy clothes ahead:Channel Lindsay Kemp, Martha Graham,Softly spoken and lightly tread..

Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah proves his billing as best horse — Three things we learned from the 2015 Kentucky Derby: 1. The best horse won Everything went just the way the big horses wanted it to in this race. Dortmund got an easy lead and set a moderate pace. The Derby was his for the taking at the top of the stretch.

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After St George’s Day (Think of England) — By Mark Beech.St George's Day dawns with cloud-nine chorus, Crisp-chill breath breaks the emerald dew.Sap rising in leaves, the seas shift with sand..Seeds burst open in fresh prodigy hope,Mercury pushes up the spring heartbeat. Just lie back, lie back and think of England. ��U{��Y

Late burst propels Predators past Blackhawks in Game 2 to even series — Three things we learned while watching the Predators even their first round series with a 6-2 win over the Blackhawks in Nashville on Friday night: 1. Corey Crawford wasn't the problem on Friday night-but he's still an issue.

Notes Towards a Definition of Maturity — By Mark Beech, When sad marriage to mortgage and school feesbreaks down into a mid-age crisis tease, clouds of evening torpor and common sensewipe smiles from sun of young exuberance.

Stones Roll Back Years, Rock Cheap Seats, No Word on Tour — Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- "Everybody all right there in the cheap seats?" Mick Jagger asked the Rolling Stones reunion concert last night. "They're not really cheap though are they?" the singer told 20,000 fans at London's O2. "That's the trouble." We knew.

Fight Truth Decay — By Mark Beech. Adam's apple baby-perfect skinrashes like blood rust bruise,shrivelling to crocodile canker,mould chews out the wrinkled excuse.. Everything fades. Given time even a Bugatti corrodes away:(It deserves maintenance not negligence.).Golden teeth rot and decay:throw the rumpled eaters like cricket ballsthey splatter like tired grenades,tiny worlds pulped to pieces on walls..Everything greys.

Fragments (of Broken Classical Statues) — By Mark Beech .Note to a Bedbug .Unbless'd guest - .pest - .I did not requestyou to infestthe best. .One Inch Thoughts .(Lines written on the back of a Gold Amex card) .After all,money is only paperhappiness only a state of mindheredity only DNAand acne only skin deep :sowhy worry?
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May 24, 2015

M'friends @ALEXADESTRANGE hear this as "Smack Mark Beech Up" which is worrisome. Good vid of normal nite on the town…

May 24, 2015

Friend of mine urges checking out a show that might leave a permanent mark. Very cool, tempting. Think before you ink…

May 24, 2015

Art in Leicester Square: 1,000 tulips with hidden speakers/motion sensors talk to you in 7 languages as you pass by!

May 23, 2015

Was reminded of this at the McCartney show. Al Stewart's reference to Macca from the 1960s....

May 23, 2015

Night music: Prelude's a cappella versionof Neil Young's "After the Goldrush." With a rather oddball video.…

May 23, 2015

So @PaulMcCartney 40 songs value for money incl I Saw Her Standing There w Dave Grohl, Let It Be, Hey Jude, The End

May 23, 2015

This @business piece on Måns Zelmerlöw from March now looks right on the money. (See my own pieces on @Eurovision)…

May 23, 2015

Me talking about Eurovision 2013 (blast from past 1)...

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