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Lord Brian Wilson II (Brian for short) is FFS's resident mixtape-making owl.

Brian’s Mixtape #33: Tales for the Children

Brian’s very much enjoyed his bank holiday weekend, which he (rather lazily) decided to extend until Tuesday evening.  He’s indulged himself in an abundance of childish pursuits, including watching cartoons in his moleskine pyjamas, baking squirrel-flavoured biscuits and icing them…

Brian’s Mixtape #32: Moseley On Down

After spotting their rather brilliant blog post for FFS, Brian thought he’d ask the lovely folk at Moseley Folk Festival whether they’d put together a playlist to get him all fired up for the festival next September. Brian’s going to…

Brian’s Mixtape #31: All at Sea

This week Brian’s been completely and utterly unaffected by the volcanic ash cloud.  He’s not even been subject to a light dusting, the lucky bird.  He has, however, been following the news with avid interest and has concluded that all…

Brian’s Mixtape #29: Parliament of Fowls

Safely installed in his cosy nest, Brian’s been musing on how great his winged neighbours are. Birds are a splendid bunch – lots of them sing (although admittedly with varying levels of success), some of them are darned attractive (Mr…

Brian’s Mixtape #26: Down In One

I expect you’re wondering what Brian’s excuse is this time? The silly old owl asked for your suggestions for drinking songs on his twitter @LordBrianWilson on Monday, then duly spent the day glugging acorn wine while listening to them. It…

Brian’s Mixtape #25: Hello, Sunshine

Every discerning folk fan’s foul of choice, Brian Wilson II, is pleased to announce that spring has most definitely sprung.  He’s spent most of the morning being dragged around a meadow by a fresh-born lamb in whose fleece his talons…

Brian’s mixtape #24: Because We Want To

Readers, we’re a little worried. After his absence a couple of weeks ago, Brian’s been acting a bit strangely. He used to be such a lovely tidy, polite owl but now Brian’s stomping about like a petulant teenager, his roost…

Brian’s Mixtape #23: Bring in the new

Some of our more dedicated readers might be wondering what the eff is going on with our Brian.  He’s become somewhat lackadaisical about his playlist-composing duties lately, and we suspect he might be, well, having a hoot elsewhere.  If anyone…

Brian’s Mixtape #22: Made by Maids

A Snowy Owl on Brian’s roost recently complained that she only listened to music made by boys. And as much as Brian – and the rest of us at FFS for that matter – love our bearded folkies, there’s a-whole-nother…