!974 was the first time I saw Lou. Gaunt, blonde hair, combative press interviews. I was expecting Rock n roll animal with the Hunter / Wagner duelling guitars and perhaps didn’t appreciate the excellence of this band with Danny Weiss on gtr, Whitey Glan on drums and the ultra cool Prakash John on bass and Michael Fonfara preceding Freddie Mercury’s look.
The comments are interesting . Prakash John said Lou had loaded so much cocaine he thought he could dance…which he could not.
Great piece. Everything you expect with Lou – drugs, strungoutness, contrariness, erased tapes, audiophile obsessions…
Mobile phone footage but you get the idea.
He’s an overbearing little bastard but I found this interview pretty funny.
Only ever had my 70’s UK pressing so excited about this.
In response to the “most you’ve ever paid” thread I got on discogs. I noticed that they no longer list bootlegs, pirate records etc.
How long has this been the case and how does one reference the price of boots now?
Warren Ellis of Dirty Three / Bad Seeds fame posted this on twitter.
Only been up since late December. Might be of interest to those who enjoyed the recent Roxy thread.
Ok a dead rubber and Perth was humbling for the Poms but a pretty good effort containing Australia then compiling a v big total compliments of that gutsy knock by Cook. Bloody Broad too. Been underwhelming this tour but gets on the pitch where he famously refused to walk 5 years ago and scores a 50. Karma I guess in that England failed to review 2 dismissals that were not out.
A pity the Melb pitch is always so flat. A mate says that the big crowds down here mean they prepare a pitch to ensure at least 4 day games.
Mrs Wells and I are planning a trip for sept/oct next year. 3 weeks Spain and 10 days Morocco.
Itinerary fluid at moment apart from landing in Barcelona and getting ferry to Maroc. Any must do see suggestions appreciated. As many know I’m a world music fan so live music suggestions particularly welcome.
Imgur had been not co-operating of late but I’m hoping this snap of your reporter and eloquent @GaryJohn works.
A casual lunchtime burrito on cosmopolitan Smith St .Discussion on the blog (obvs) – I chastised GJ for absenteeism if late and he has promised to lift his game.
What does it sound like?:
When Bargepole first sent this to me I was pretty impressed. But after a few close listenings I’ve come to the view that this record is more than that. It is an important record. Important because of the topics Mary Gauthier has addressed, important for the way in her songs bring home the pain and distress of the subjects of the songs(often war vet collaborators in the writing on the songs) and important in how successful she has been in melding these messages into great songs.
So I’ve written a longer review than I intended, but I hope you’ll stay with me.
You don’t put on a Mary Gauthier (pronounced Go-shay) record expecting to be cheered up and this record is no exception. But you do expect wonderful stories, pithy clever lyrics and a strong adherence to melody. Again, this new record is no exception.
But first, some background. Mary is probably one of the pre-eminent folk/country singer songwriter story tellers going around and this is all the more remarkable because she only took to the task in her mid-thirties. Before that was a pretty rotten life of being a runaway drugs and alcohol » Continue Reading.
Saw a bit of discussion on Baron’s top 20 thread. They are playing the Academy in London in Feb. Ireland too.
Ok here we go again. The Perth wicket hasn’t been the old menacing pitch of the past but nonetheless should still be more to Australia’s liking.
England seem a shambles whereas Australia are focussed. I’d prefer Stokes back in to make it more interesting.
Here’s an entertaining article on sledging.
Seems like its on and the general view I’m getting from the twitter sources I follow in Zim its a case of well about time.
ZBC news sources announced the coup that is not being called a coup then went on to the cricket scores.
Bob is really not very with it, pumped full of speed and botox before big events so it is those around him in charge and hoping to organise the succession.
Interestingly one of their top musicians Jah Prayzah is in Melbourne on Friday and I hope to catch up.
If the song embedded in this story is a representative ecmxample , her next record will be up to her usual high standard.
Midnight Oil post ? Must be Junior …correct.
Anyway for the apparently small number of fans on the blog here is a review of their first Melbourne show.
I’m going next week.
I’m still in shock.
My rather pricey one year old Bosch front loader has been consigned to the knackers yard, warranty voided ,all because of a couple of coins – an Aussie ten cent piece and a one dollar coin. Apparently they are regarded as foreign objects and their damage to washing machines is notorious albeit somewhat rare ( reconcile that if you will).
Last time I looked a washing machine drum was made of metal and when the machine carked it,could be used as a nice fire drum. Not anymore it seems. “Since the space shuttle” to quote the repairman funky units have carbon fibre material in the drums. “Lucky there aren’t any coins floating in space” I said to an unamused Brit, Terry the repair man.
Apparently these pieces of metal have hurtled around the drum and caused it to crack. Not worth fixing but this is regarded as improper use so no warranty. I have tried to explain that were are not talking about industrial bolts, tools etc but a fairly commonplace item likely to be overlooked in one’s pocket. Neither the manual nor the warranty cite the risk of your machine being rooted and warranty voiced » Continue Reading.
A mate of mine was in London recently. Serious music buff ,has been there a couple of times previously interviewing bands for 3RRR the Melb indie radio station. He commented how disappointed he was in searching for music. Admittedly, he was there mid week but he could find hardly a place open and Time Out had only some recommendations rather than full gig listings.
A keen collector also he did the rounds of the records shops and as he was travelling didn’t want to get vinlys. Bugger all choice according to him -leans towards country, alt country. Went to Rough Trade and asked about new Eilen Jewell album….who?
Is this what one should expect these days or did he just not research his trip properly?
Gotta say that that chord never rocked my world and the discussion is lost on a non musician like me but this article might be of interest to some.
This unlikely to convert those who don’t like Blues Rock, guitar heroes or indeed just don’t like EC. But a former inhabitant of this parish sent it to me and I thought it a good exposition of the affirmative case.
I’ve got plenty of the shows on boot. It’s the DVD that has me keen.
Haven’t seen this before.
Hey Hey It’s Saturday was a very big comedy show down here. A lot of touring acts would come on due to its ratings. Here is Deep Purple doing Smoke On the Water – Steve Morse era with all these guys butchering the riff along with them. there’s even a guy with an SG double neck