Category Archives: Pension Rocks III

Pensions Rocked again


Five great bands A full house A proper bunch of judges A fabulous back up team! It’s easy to think Pension Rocks just happens. Last Thursday’s final was so relaxed, well-organised and so darned good that it’s easy to forget what an amazing … Continue reading

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Pensioners Rock the Play Pen -The Stones at the 02.


Every time we had a school assembly on drugs, my headmaster, DCM Pritchard, would hold up a picture of narcotic-addled wretches and ask us whether we wanted to be like them. But – that was exactly what we wanted to be  like. For many of … Continue reading

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Why we want you at our Pension Play Pen party!


You – yes you! We’re having a knees up at the White Hart in Barnes, Hays have put some money behind the bar – the Racket of the Lambs have got  their banjos and we’re going to have a good time. … Continue reading

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Sponsor affordability and the use of security


This is an excellent article from my friend Simon Kew who trades as the Pensions Jackal on twitter. The subject may seem obscure but it isn’t – if you are in a Defined Benefit Pension Scheme you should know about … Continue reading

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Building an online community


  The Kings Men I am sitting on a misty Cotswold hill in utter tranquility. Only the pad of the keys breaks the silence. The morning is still and there is a prospect of a beautiful day. I am alone. … Continue reading

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Pension Rocks III – the photos


The Racketof the Lambs as oneThe Racket of the Lambs as one   The Racket of the Lambs Ben “the axe” Mulroney Henry Tapper -Bez of the Racket of the Lambs Dick Strattan- Musical Director   And some video links…… Stephen … Continue reading

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The Racket of the Lambs


The Pension Play Pen is rather proud of itself for getting its band on stage at the 100 Club tonight. We’re performing a 30 minute set for Pension Rocks and it’s going to be brilliant. It shows what can be done … Continue reading

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Blogging all over the world (cheer up!)


The thing about Rocking All Over the World is its dumb enthusiasm. And I like it , and I like it and I like it and  like – here we go -rocking all over the world. Dumb enthusiasm isn’t easy. Most people can’t do it but … Continue reading

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Do we need guarantees on the pensions we get? Pension Play Pen lunch – Feb 6th


There was a peculiar diversity of participants in this month’s pension lunch which led to an extraordinary debate and the closest of votes. Our lunch group split into three groups 1. Those who followed a broadly paternalistic line (Stav, Bill,Mike … Continue reading

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The Racket of the Lambs – 20 things you never wanted to know about Pension Rocks III’s top band


The Racket of the Lambs is the house band of the Pension Play Pen- Europe‘s fastest growing pension group (unverified). It is led by the Jackal – Simon Kew Its musical director is the Legend (that is Dick Strattan) 4.   Our Drummer is … Continue reading

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