Please, please let this mean that the Blonde Berk will now fire that twat Gove? Please, please.
I’ve posted previously about the Leeds band Hookworms. Their recent LP ‘Microshift’ went Top 20 and won loads of plaudits (not least on this site) and this month they were about to play the biggest gigs of their career. I had tickets to see them at the 1,500 capacity Ritz in Manchester. That was until last Wednesday when a former girlfriend of their frontman MJ, accused him of sexual assault and abuse. Absolutely right that someone should be able to speak out about abuse, and I don’t want to reignite “that” debate. Unfortunately this was taken straight to Social media rather than via the Police (which is a whole can of worms I don’t want to open either). The weird thing is, what I’d always assumed were a tight knit band very quickly issued a statement to distance themselves from him and announced the cancellation of all gigs and the end of the band – so they’ve pretty much sealed his fate anyway.
If m’learned friends are reading AFAIK he’s not been charged with anything at this time but if he’s proved to be a wrong’un – MJ joins a long list of rock musicians who weren’t exactly model » Continue Reading.
I invite you all to share any snippets of info, fascinating facts or anything else that’s entered your brain this week. I have two. The first is that it seems that the Singing Postman briefly went electric! Oh yes, a small number of his later tunes not only boasted a small brass section, but also electric guitar and bass, as you can see here in the pic from a book wot I read.
The second, even more mind blowing revelation is in the comments…