If you have a single jazz gene in your DNA, grab this now while you can. I don’t recall seeing this programme mentioned here before – so this is a heads-up to anyone who’s gleefully picked up Rudy Van Gelder remasters at a fiver a pop in Fopp over the years, or who has a few old Blue Note originals on their shelves. Or both, for that matter.
As His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward, Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, Baron Killyleagh, Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Personal Aide-de-Camp to The Queen said: “I didn’t sweat at the time because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War when I was shot at and I simply…it was almost impossible for me to sweat.”
Surely the French had the right idea; cut their heads off in a public spectacle and make a tourist attraction out of the location? Is anyone able to justify this bunch of parasitic areseholes to me?
Anyone who has more than a passing interest in bootlegs and ROIO will be aware of the late Mike “The Mic” Millard. A LA based music fan whose surreptitious recordings of the concerts he attended were astonishing good, especially for the late 70s period when he was most active. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Millard
Some of his previously uncirculated recordings have started to become available, and today has seen the release of his recording of David Bowie on the Isolar II tour at the LA Forum in 1978. It’s currently being seeded on dimeadozen, and will no doubt start to become available on various blogs/YouTube/trackers/etc. I’ve just downloaded it and am listening with some Dead Man’s Fingers rum; both are utterly stellar.
Escalators, roller skates, hotline bling, skinheads, microwave ovens, polaroid cameras, FM Radio, whiggers, bikinis, gramophone records, flappers,….Here’s a thread for songs about the sundry inventions, trends, fads and fashions of modern life.
Last week I was in Flemingsberg south of Stockholm, It is the location of an enormous hospital and Södertörn University. The architecture is very brutalist. Concrete blocks everywhere. Very DDR. Anyway, to reach these one has to use an enormous escalator. To my delight, they have now added blue lights which give it a pleasantly jazzy feel. All that I lacked was some mellow background music.
And would you believe it? Respected Swedish jazzman Per “Texas” Johansson has named his latest album after that escalator: “De långa rulltrapporna I Flemingberg.” Rather good it is too.
The story behind it is that Per hung his sax up for a while and retrained as an anaesthetic nurse, I suspect he knows Flemingsberg rather well.
How many songs about escalators can you think of? Please post them and any other songs about Techno Trousers or other invaluable additions to our modern lifestyle.
One thing is for certain: the Flemingsberg Escalator is certainly not Over the Hill.
I was fairly busy this last week and didn’t get around to posting my ruminations on episodes 9 and 10. So I have decided to finish with a bumper discussion next week covering episodes 9 to 12. But I do wonder will Gilou sober up in time to defuse the atomic bomb beneath the Eiffel Tower, to which Laure is strapped?
This bloke took middling young metal band The Hunna from a village fete (where I first saw them) to the Reading Festival main stage in two years. It might be an interesting read, if I could get past his “big I am” ego, as a document of the end days of the old music industry.
“My name is Carl Hitchborn and I’m an entrepreneur from the UK. I’ve built various businesses from scratch including running my family bakery business. Feeling like I was unable to make the progress I wanted to make and being a typical entrepreneur, I sought a new challenge. I wanted to find a way to become global and with no prior knowledge, decided that I would attempt to make it in the music industry.”
I picked up the third edition of a magazine new to me called “Music Legends” in Tesco today and it has a dedicated YouTube channel that is very Afterword friendly.
It is packed with a great range of music documentaries…I’m on my third of the day already!
Go to mlmag.uk/youtube and enjoy!
I won’t lie, I love a good Western. Classic, modern, all of them. I’m currently starting Friday evening (Sharon’s away!) with a nice Negroni and Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time In The West.
Tell me what else I should watch?
I love the John Ford cavalry pics; John Wayne in just about everything (but GOD The Shootist is amazing); Eastwood; Cooper. Peckinpah.
What am I missing?
I was very very drunk, I fell down some stairs in a Paris nightclub (mid 80s) and chipped both my front two teeth. They were patched up for a decade or so. Finally mid 90s I got crowns for both of them. These have fallen off and been replaced periodically. One of them has now finally given up the ghost and I need an implant or a bridge. The implant is recommended because the bridge (while cheaper) would also infringe on healthy teeth around my deceased front one.
So apparently I need to see two specialists, one who will extract the remains of the tooth and put in the metal rod part of the implant and the second will make the new tooth and put it in. Will take several months allowing for healing. The cost $8000!! (=5000 pounds), about 50% to each specialist. This is about double what I was hoping for. Naturally it is (mainly) not covered by my dental insurance through work. Is this cost normal? Anybody else had similar work done?
If this is really the case then I think I have bought my last box set …
Lately on Radio 4 news they have a new contributor, a Reality Check Correspondent. It is somewhat bizarre that it has come to this. Maybe they want to put their view across without being accused of bias, perhaps there are just too many lies and misinformation flying about now, especially with election. Anyway it made me think of a Rock and Roll Reality Check The Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love “Money Can’t Buy me love”. True. Abba – Money Money Money ” In my dreams I have a plan If I got me a wealthy man I wouldn’t have to work at all, I’d fool around and have a ball” Reality Check – You would probably be bored senseless, develop some kind of addiction and be replaced in 3 years time by someone younger.
In the first of the three-part series “Playing Well” Chris Hawkins has an intimate conversation with the band mates of Scott Hutchison, who took his own life in May 2018.
In conversation with Scott’s brother Grant, drummer in Frightened Rabbit, and guitarist Andy Monaghan, Chris discovers more about the anxious child who reframed his family nickname as a band name – and how he channeled a rare lyrical talent, determination and energy into the creation of one of Scotland’s most important and influential rock bands.
Charting the rise of the band and Scott’s intense, occasionally hilarious approach to live performance, Grant frankly addresses the pressures his brother faced – and the structural pressures faced by anyone in the music industry. Charting the exhausting aftermath of suicide, Grant talks about defining Scott as a songwriter, in the hope that the existence of works which appear to presage his death don’t create a misleading impression of Scott’s life.
It’s a moving portrait of a fascinating artist, and an attempt to reclaim Scott’s musical legacy from the inaccurate assumption that the combination of musical celebrity and mental illness can only end in tragedy.
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Rolling Stone review here.
Love his sound.
I quite like his new direction…
Before he becomes totally irrelevant thanks to his recent right-wingnut behavior – here's an exclusive listen to the secret Irish Folk album by Morrissey, sent exclusively to the Ulster Fry.
Posted by The Ulster Fry on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Maybe your “own personal Jezza” will be next.
But seriously folks, the song itself – it just keeps delivering. It’s 38 years old and it’s still a belter.
About his book, the state of the world (pretty anxious, all told), the old days, the Gallaghers, Albert Finney, Robert McNamara etc.
He’s finished his model railway set.
In the latest hurl-inducing Tory Party broadcast, Boris is asked twelve questions, one of which is who is his favourite band. He answered, “The Clash…or The Stones.” Too London-centric to win the crucial Northern Brexit vote.
52% of The Afterword prefer The Beatles to The Stones. I expect that proportion to increase once the full horror of Boris’s announcement sinks in.
Incidentally, he has helped me solve that other conundrum: Marmite NO!!!
Spent a weekend with The Boy in his new (first) house.
Managed to build a “simple” IKEA bookshelf and desk, but failed on the main project – hanging his collection of guitars on the wall.
Purchased proper brackets, but could not drill far enough into the wall, and an adhesive/velcro solution failed miserably.
The Boy was disappoint.
Any help from The Massive greatly appreciated!
Since Spiked seems to be mostly a Brit phenomenon, can anyone enlighten me as to what could possibly have given rise to a grouping like this?. I have once or twice locked horns with one or two of these online, and found them amongst the most objectionable people I have ever encountered. Who are they and what woodwork did they crawl out from, Anyone know?
Due to a wine spillage (how middle class) our old laptop has given up the ghost. It was getting past it anyway – the battery didn’t hold its charge so we had to keep it plugged in, there was a big crack in it, and one corner of it always heated up so badly that the plastic casing started to melt!
Anyway, I’ve been considering a replacement and I’ve found that refurbished desktops are extremely cheap. I’ve added a link here for an example at just over £100. At that price I wouldn’t mind if it only lasted a couple of years.
My question is – is it worth it or is it a false economy?
Our needs and considerations are quite meager: – Don’t really need online gaming or anything too fancy – I don’t actually need wifi – it’s really just for occasional use so it can sit near our telly (which will double as a monitor) and can plug straight into the BT router wibbly thing. – Need to use: Google (basic browsing), Amazon, Hotmail, Facebook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, maybe Youtube on occasion, The Afterword (of course), Windows media player (to import CDs and put on my » Continue Reading.
I distinctly remember the first music mag I ever bought. It was a copy of Kerrang! in 1988 with David Coverdale on the front and the results of the readers poll inside (and a risque poster of Doro Pesch, which went straight up on the wall despite me never having heard a note of her music; it came down as soon as my Mam saw it though). I had just started developing a music taste of my own and It kick started many years of buying that, the inkies and the monthlies. It was exciting to read about your favourite acts, and it fired your imagination about ones that you had never heard. They were the pimps, and I was the John hopelessly in love.
Then life happened along the way. I was still buying the mags, but only skimming them instead of devouring each and every page. The cd’s with them remained unplayed, the subscriptions were allowed to lapse. It got to the point when the only time I bought a magazine was if I was taking a train journey.
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A sister piece to “Before they were famous…”
I feel there may have been some bands or artistes that some of us have seen and thought these are sure to be famous one day only for that to never have happened.
Mine is the band Blazer Blazer who I saw several times at the Marquee Club in ’79.
They were a dynamic rock band with great songs. I was sure they were destined for greatness. Sadly it was not to be. All I can find of them on youtube is their single “Cecil B Devine”. It’s great. Enjoy.
Can anyone help out? When Simon Reynolds published his superb Rip It Up And Start Again he also made available two extensive discographies as downloadable PDF’s. In the great computer outage that took down my itunes playcounts my copies were also nixed, and after a bit of googling the links are all now broken. From memory there was a ‘core curriculum’ and a ‘further listening’ – the latter being particularly vast. Would be very grateful.
I’m crap at Excel.However, I am trying to analyse our expenses. The adviser uses a platform with everything listed and you can upload it into an excel spread sheets.
I am using office for mac and am on mojave.
I’ve saved it to xlsx.
Back in the day I used to be able to just highlight rows , click on autosum and hey presto.!Now it gives me an are you trying to create a formula? pop up box.So I thought maybe it is the dollar signs so I went to numbers and nominated general which was supposed to do the trick. Nope. A mate suggested thecomma button below it. Nada.