This is everything I thought Friday Night On The Island would be. They may well be the worst group in the entire history of rock and whilst there is more than a hint of stoned losers about it all I for one am completely charmed (especially the energetic drummer!).
Ok, has any artist ever at this late late late stage of the career ever ever ever released the bestest best best album of the career? Nah is the obvious answer
Other opinions are available, other opinions are obviously Wrong
… if he knew John Foxx was the B52’s drummer?
My friend has “some killer weed”.
Simply the most engaging, insightful, joyful, endearing and pleasurable piece of telly I have seen in a long, long time.
(For those of outwith the UK and without VPN the programme is entitled ‘Nothing Like A Dame’)
Stay positive has always been my motto. Love & Peace from The Languedoc. Summer is late arriving down here (hotter in the UK apparently) but love to hear your Songs of “Yes, it’s the summertime!”….
There’s always one piece of music that stands ahead of the pack which encapsulates the mood of the entire decade whether you like it or not. I nominate this for the UK for the entire decade of the 1980’s. That’s the eighties sorted, how about the other decades?
A friend, who according to Moose is made out of plasticine , asks “how to get the guitar sound from the following tune for me? Guitar? Amp? Or amp modelling? “.
As some of you may know Mr Cameron and I are ” in communication”. He keeps asking me to help him rejoin his friends. I have been “in communication” with The Mods – they say ” Post a thread saying “Bring Back Bri” and we will take it down”. No explanation as to what crimes Bri has committed (and there are many) and no explanation as to what straw broke that camel’s back just a “Post It And We Shall Take It Down”. So let’s see what happens now – Bring Back The Vancouver One, I said..
Just yesterday streaming services were ripping off artists – reading this article it now seems Spotify et al have Saved Our Music and not just Ed and Taylor but your favourite band nobody has ever heard of (playing tonight at The Dog & Duck Walsall) is raking it in as well ????
Until last night a friend in a land far, far away had never heard of Jonathan Pie.He said “Do all them weirdos on that weirdo blog of yours know this guy?” I assured him you have
There’s a distinct chance it might actually stop raining here sometime soon – wettest week in 60 years, vineyards under water, our river (The Mighty Thongue) which usually a small boy can jump across is a raging torrent currently threatening to enter the village bar and for the first time in 13 years I have wet shoes… This is the kind of thing I need to cheer me up – any clips or songs from you bunch to keep the smiles coming most welcome
For at least the last ten years or so Sunday breakfast at The Chateau has been soundracked by Ella & Louis – it fits just perfectly with boiled egg & soldiers and plans of what to do with the rest of the day (today has been cancelled because of the rain – more rain in the past month than we did all of last year, who knew we have moved to Manchester?)
Any of you lot have similar traditions re playing the same music at the same time?
It’s Saturday night and I just got laid…
An old mate with whom I have lost contact with for a many a year mailed me today: “Hi, I know you live not that far from the Costa Brava, let’s meet up there. I’ve booked tickets for this”. He’s a great chap who has obviously still not realised that when we shared a flat the mysterious disappearance of all his Santana albums was not down to that druggie chap next door. Help, the concert starts at 10pm !!!
Fascinating article about an album I love and revere. However I must admit that despite playing it, oh, roughly 17634 times I could not have quoted that first verse at the head of the page. Are those really the lyrics? Is it just one of those albums that wash over you in its magnificence or have I the retentive powers of a butterfly as my Spanish Teacher in my 1963 school report so memorably informed my concerned but unsurprised parents?
Fill it in…
Sunday night in Shoreham-by-Sea
Tired of yet another review of some sad prog rockers trying to persuade you to spend £356 on a Stephen Wilson remix? Why not celebrate the first day is Spring instead – on The Island this has been on constant rotation today.
300 dollars for 3 days, tempting?
“A refrain and your spidey sense starts tingling”
Seem to recall this clip was on here recently but , seriously, is this the absolute definitive pinnacle of live concert footage? Other opinions will be considered then dismissed…
“A coin forever spinning in the air”
My love grows like a dandelion grows….