The Token obtained from the Token Provider is wrong – Azure Notifications

The Error

“The Token obtained from the Token Provider is wrong”. Working with WinUI3 I came to the conclusion that Azure Notification Hub WNS Raw notification functionality just wasn’t supported yet. But digging deeper this is a genuine issue. Wiring up the Azure notification endpoint/channel successfully I was left scratching my head when sending a test notification from Azure Notification Hub and receiving the following error read more

Dave Greenfield – The Stranglers Keyboard Player Dave Greenfield – 29th March 1949 – 3rd May 2020

The Stranglers keyboard player Dave Greenfield sadly passed on the 3rd May 1990. This is my tribute to Dave Greenfield. read more

Wire @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, 31st January 2020

Brudenell fairly recently turned up the Northern social club vibe by selling pie and mash. Not just any old pie of course but a Pieminister pie. It’s not that unbelievable then when I enter the venue, walk into the lounge to grab a pint I spot the whole band sat around one of the tables getting stuck into a round of pies. There’s a few looks amongst the crowd of “is that Wire eating pie?” and yeah it is. So what. Anyway, I look across a little later and noticed the band apart from Graham have left and the support is on. I decide to check out the support… read more

Buzzcocks, “Back To Front” Manchester Apollo, 25th May 2012

A bright sunny May day (for a change) in Manchester as we made our way beyond the centre of the city and through a housing estate into the Apollo. As is standard for a Manchester gig John Robb is holding court in the foyer, a quick hello and we’re into the main hall. read more

Big Country – Louth Town Hall 26th October 2018

Same, but different

Although I’ve not seen Big Country obsessively (I’m probably just into double figures) I have managed to see them in quite a few guises over the years. 3 or 4 times with Stuart Adamson (the last being the Final Fling tour at Leeds in 2000), once as a 3 piece with Tony Butler singing (Leeds Rios), a couple of times with Mike Peters and now with Simon Hough.  Obviously, no lineup is going to meet the power of Stuart Adamson but I’ve enjoyed them all.

The Gig

Shortly before 9pm in a reasonably busy Louth Town hall the band appear and launch straight into 1000 Stars from the Crossing album.  I’m surprised just how similar Simon’s vocals are to Stuart Adamson.  What follows is a lovable romp through the band’s greatest hits and a generous serving of The Crossing.  It can’t fail with those ingredients.  It all seems to be over far too quickly and before I know it we’re exiting via the foyer into the cold night air.