Trent Alexander Arnold, just won the 3.50 at Belle Vue.
Just seen some photos of a very recent Fall gig on a Facebook site. Smithy was onstage in a wheelchair looking very bloated which presumably is a result of chemotherapy for his cancer. It was guininely shocking to see how he was…didn’t realise it was that bad.
He and his band have given me lots of enjoyment over the years…here’s hoping there’ll be more to come.
Slotbadger’s entertaining thread on songs with great endings naturally lead me to this…songs which let themselves down at the last minute.
Here’s Seconds by the Human League which is by far their best song until…
Three plays in, can’t face a 4th at the moment. What a shame.
How much do I love this song?
Not sure I’m bothered it’s aimed at Boy George, it’s just ace. Never bettered imho.
Talking to a non-Afterword mate about the new Church album (Initial thoughts, a bit dull I’m afraid…no obvious hooks), I said we’d have to give it the Tigger Lion 6 Listens test. To a tumbleweed of static as my friend took in what I’d said.
Should I seek help? Anyone else had After-seepage?
Ps. The new Chuch album…anyone?
Dunno if anyone can help but I’ve ( not actually me) mislaid the instructions and the interweb doesn’t help.
All of a sudden it can’t get all the programs I want ( Basically 6music) …it can’t actually get any BBC programs but can get a few, Capital for instance .
I ve tried to reset ( according to Pure’s own instructions on the web) but it doesn’t work. Have taken the battery out too but no thanks.
It’s Autumn Soon. Doom. Gloom.
It’s an age thing quite possibly but I hate it. Yes, clear blue sparkling days are fine but the nights closing in do me in.
Kirsty Wark too if I’m honest.
Interesting article this and I like the comment about pops and scratches being “you.”
I’d like to be re-recorded as Public Image Ltd by Public Image.
The Comsat Angels claim they did but I’m not so sure despite listening to Sleep No More which has definite Goth Tinges. Think it was around before this came out in 1981.
As inspired by my youngest son when I served him up a lovely bit of grilled salmon with a pesto, mayonnaise and parsley crust….”uuurgh, I hate this tea.”
I had a very normal childhood but it was probably safe to say my Mum wasn’t the most adventurous of cooks and Dad was hopeless, managing to cock up Angel Delight.
I still can’t face Liver. Dry, stringy liver with white worm like bits served with even drier boiled potatoes. Yuk.
This from the Observer Gossip Section via the Sunday Times
Neymar’s father asked Paris St-Germain to delay formal negotiations with Barcelona over a £450m deal for his son until after 31 July – the day he earns a £23.3m commission for his part in persuading the 25-year-old forward to sign a new contract last October. (Sunday Times – subscription required)
£23.3 million (million!) for his part in persuading his son to sign a new contract
The footie season starts next Saturday, at least for the Championship and other leagues. Can I be bothered? My team Ipswich rolled over and lost 6-1 (6-1!!) to Charlton in their last pre season match. Can I be bothered ? Probably not.
Well that’s a turn up. New single and album on its way plus mini US tour (pah)
Only one play so far…not particularly Church ish apart from the vocals. A bit Bowiesque dare I say?
Really interesting article on the BBC website, and I normally have no interest in cycling. Froome has just won his 4th Tour de France… That’s not too shabby eh?
…and a tune was in my head.
My second cup of coffee having worked it’s magic and with time to, er, sit and think I managed to dredge it up from the bowels of my memory.
Do do do do do do do do do doooo
I’m sure I’m not the only one to wake up his way
Well. My band at school during the heyday of NWOBHM played cover versions , natch. Paranoid, My woman from Toyko, Keep your self alive, Soldier of the Line, and so on.
We were called Damaged Goods so should have been knocking out 3 minute post punk classics. Oasis obviously are a Cruise Liner cabaret band.
Any others ?
I caught five minutes of Michael Gove on Andrew Marr’s politics show.
He almost seemed reasonable.
> shuffles off to find wire brush and dettol <
Is ubiquitous. And seems to be our favourite beer.
I was out last night celebrating the start of Manchester Beer Week and was struck by the sheer range these days of beer, particularly Pale Ale, available these days. How has this happened?
I’m all for decent beer and used to think I knew my stuff but now I haven’t got a clue…it’s ace!
I have a day off and I’m pottering around at home doing low level jobs. I’m fed up with the iPod on shuffle and want to listen to something.
I’ve narrowed it down to Signals by Rush or The World won’t Listen by ver Smiffs.
Your votes please!
Apparently they’re touring and MIGHT be playing Manchester next month. Used to rate them back in the day but haven’t heard anything by them in years. It’s Chadwick and Bickers now by the look of things but that’s all I can work out for now.
Anyone got any recent experience of them?
Post your own non more sexist tunes here.
Junior Wells’s rather splendid review of the Go-Betweens book has prompted me in to posting this. I was never a huge fan (of the Go-Betweens, not Junior Wells..I’m sure he’s a lovely fella) and came to them late…16 Lovers Lane being my introduction. I thought it was fab, great tunes and lyrics across the whole album. And it sounded brill. Lush and huge and clear. Particularly in comparison to their earlier stuff when I went back to investigate which just sounded weak and thin to these (admittedly cloth) ears.
I’m sure it wasn’t a Dark Side of the Moon or similar type studio enterprise that took years and trillions of pounds to perfect but it just sounds big.
Any other examples out there?
Flying Colours – Jethro Tull Lunatic and Fire-Pistol – Julian Cope Storm of Change – Comsat Angels Smash it up – The Damned Angelica -The Church