Excellent New Statesman article by Kate Mossman on this much underrated and neglected artist.
Is there any other country where the National day is so ignored – why, is it in case someone is offended, or in case it appears too right wing, or is it just apathy. Anyway, post a patriotic tune for ‘God,Harry and England’ if you wish.
One of Bargepole’s favourite ways to while away the hours is listening to TMS – where else could you hear, as on yesterday’s transmission, a discussion of the work of F Scott Fitzgerald followed by a debate on the merits of Windowleen? What are your TMS memorable moments, and who are your commentators of choice?
This much underrated album gets the 5.1 treatment by James Guthrie – looks like no extra material though.
War is peace Freedom is slavery Ignorance is strength
Cameron declares today that the Conservatives are the party of working people
Bargepole hears the sound of a big machine – yes, the Hadron Collider is to be restarted today after a two year break. Any tunes to commemorate the occasion?
Frank Zappa’s 100th and final album is shortly to be released – it sounds a bit like hard going, but are there any recommendations for his later work?
new material to appear in a musical based on The Man Who Fell To Earth
The Royal Mail has issued a series of stamps commemorating ten British comedy greats. Who’s missing – Rowan Atkinson, Ken Dodd for example – and who’s lucky to be included – perhaps Lenny Henry?
A fourth novel in Steig Larrson’s series is to be published in August. Although it will continue the existing story, this is seemingly not the unfinished draft Larsson left, but a completely new book using the same characters but written by a different author. So it seems this series will now follow the path taken by the estates of other deceased writers such as Fleming, Christie, Wodehouse, Ludlum, Clancy in basically giving the green light to allow the money spinning ‘brand name’ to continue – for better or worse.
It’s almost upon us, so let’s have your Easter themed tunes….
Sad to hear of the passing today of Cynthia Lennon.
Seminal album gets the deluxe treatment
Interesting article in the paper the other day about the riff from K- Scope and how it rose to fame….
The end of the road with one last show
What does it sound like?:
All the Hawkwind you could ever need covering the years 1970-74. An 11 cd box comprising the studio albums Hawkwind, In Search of Space, Do Re Mi, and Hall of the Mountain Grill plus double live sets of Space Ritual, the band’s set from 72’s Greasy Truckers Party and 1999 Party recorded on the US tour of 74 but not released until 1997. The final cd, Of Time and Stars, is new for this collection and comprises numerous singles, edits, rarities, etc.
What does it all *mean*?
If you like what we can loosely define as ‘space rock’ then you will be in your element with this set, which is nicely presented in a clam shell box. Sometimes the live material can drag and be a bit much of a muchness, but all the classic material from that period is present and correct here.
Goes well with…
Meant for dipping into rather than hearing in one sitting! The best of the material, eg on Space Ritual, has stood the test of time well, bearing in mind it was recorded over forty years ago. Other pieces have not aged so well however, and some judicious » Continue Reading.
Election on the way so Bargepole asks what songs remind you of our politicians ?
A new single appears……comments?
You couldn’t make it up……
A police officer suspended over claims he filmed people having sex in South Yorkshire from the force’s helicopter has been sacked.
Bargepole asks, is there one special song that as soon as you hear the opening chords brings forth unbidden a flood of memories – what is that tune and just what are those memories……?
Twang’s post yesterday about David Gilmour’s birthday caused Bargepole to wonder who else shared our birthday – as well as Mr Gilmour, Bargepole shares with, among others, Michaelangelo, Elizabeth Barratt Browning, Frankie Howerd and John Noakes (get down Shep!)
Who are your birthday buddies?
tour dates just announced by McCartney
new album and tour dates announced for September.