Public Image Ltd. - This Is PiL →
So what do you think of it? I’m impressed - far more than I ever thought possible. A really coherent album that I can’t stop listening to. The band are on great form with the sort of worldy, funky, propulsive sound that always works brilliantly at festivals. Shame there’s no Glastonbury this year. PiL would have been an obvious headliner (though I’m not sure Johnny would...
The Time and Space Machine →
The Time and Space Machine play their debut gig as a five piece band at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton, on Friday 1st June 2012 @ 7pm - 10pm (band on at 8.30pm) and it’s a mere £5 for one of those golden tickets. The Time and Space Machine band will feature drums, bass, guitars, harmony vocals, backwards noises, Hammond freak outs, plus a light show from Innerstrings Light Show. I...
Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia by Paul Willetts →
Absolutely loving this biography of the English writer and dandy, Julian Maclaren-Ross (1912-64). Although synonymous with the bohemian world of mid-twentieth-century Soho along with Dylan Thomas, Quentin Crisp, John Minton, Nina Hamnett, Joan Wyndham, Aleister Crowley, John Deakin, Augustus John, Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde and so on, this book is full of much, much more. Yes,...
The Music and Legacy of Joy Division @ the... →
Paul Morley, Luke Bainbridge, and Kevin Cummins overlooked by Ian Curtis at The Music and Legacy of Joy Division. Very enjoyable discussion.
Return To The World Of Joy...a new mix for you to... →
Return To The World Of Joy Yes groovers it’s time to Return To The World Of Joy. Another foray into the deep dark recesses of popular culture where - this time out - you’ll encounter Muhammad Ali, The Mighty Boosh, Crimps aplenty, John Lydon, the Sex Pistols, The Apprentice, Cassetteboy, Repo Man, Sir Alan Sugar, Leslie Nielsen, the Beastie Boys (RIP MCA), drugs advice, healthy eating...
Patrick Hamilton @ The Brighton Festival 2012 →
Wonderful discussion about the late, great Patrick Hamilton on Friday 11th May 2012 at the Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, Sussex, England. There’s also a wonderful exhibition based on his brilliant novel ‘Hangover Square’… ‘Earls Court in the rain… The summer had crashed: it had crashed at Brighton: it would never rise again. Only rain now – the grey...
Barry Adamson sings Gil Scott-Heron at the... →
Here’s Barry Adamson singing Gil Scott-Heron @ ‘A Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron” on 8th May 2012 as part of the Brighton Festival 2012. Turns out Barry Adamson (like you need me to tell you ex-Magazine, The Bad Seeds and solo artist) has just moved to Brighton. Here’s the official description of the event: Canongate publisher Jamie Byng, poet Lemn Sissay, writer/poet...
Blatchingtons Ltd of Hove →
Blatchingtons Ltd of Hove, Blatchington Road, Hove… …carpet specialists established in 1954 and (in addition to carpets) purveyors of fine signage…
Simone Felice Group @ The Brighton Coalition on... →
Definitely my live experience of the year so far. I’ve never seen anyone come straight off the stage to hug each member of the audience at the end of a show. A stunning night. And Simi Stone was wonderful too. Whilst Simone played she helped out on violin, backing vocals, percussion and good vibes. Wonderful. Go see him.
"Snowdrops" by AD Miller →
The Hove Book Group has delivered its verdict on AD Miller’s book “Snowdrops” and the film “Brother” directed by Aleksei Balabanov. Next up Patrick Hamilton’s “Hangover Square”.