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This is Squid. They’re great, they’re also a bit weird and very much reflect an interesting seam of bands who had clearly ingested all that ‘free’ music online and ingested Robert Wyatt, This Heat, ACR, Talking Heads etc which I got to see live before Lockdown such as Dry Cleaning and Pozi. Here they are doing a brilliant Robrt Wyatt track which will be ingrained in the memory of most 80s John Peel listeners and will hopefully reassure you that Squid are a force for good. I had tickets for a sold out gig in 2020 – I shall stick around for 2021. Anyway you can buy this (plus a cover of Steve Reich ‘Clapping Music’ ) on bandcamp in aid of the East Bristol Food Bank https://squiduk.bandcamp.com/album/natural-resources
The GLW is unfortunately unable to accompany me to the Bridget St. John & Michael Chapman gig on Wednesday night, which has the makings of a cracker if you like their sorts of things. Hence I now have a ticket going spare.
If any local Afterworder wants to come along in her place the ticket’s yours; you’ll have to sit next to me I’m afraid, so I’ll expect you to have washed at some point during June, though I won’t expect you to share your Maltesers.
Just drop me a line and we can arrange to meet before things kick off. I’ll be getting to the venue about 8 at the latest – gig starts at 8:30 – and I may grab a pint somewhere close by beforehand.
This looks like it could be really good.
The history of Bristol’s reggae sound systems is the focus of a new exhibition opening at Colston Hall next month. Curated by Mandeep Samra and Clarks in Jamaica author Al ‘Fingers’ Newman, the display aims to shed light on a part of UK history that “has meant so much to so many people, yet has been largely overlooked by mainstream historians,” they say.