Monday, 27 March 2017

Pressure Drop 1 & 2 (the world's first reggae fanzine)

Published in 1975 and 1976
Edited by Nick Kimberley and Penny Reel with assistance from Chris Lane. I used to have these a l o n g time ago, the only two issues that were published, although Chris Lane says here
We were going to do a third one because we all agreed at the time that 1972 had been such a classic year for reggae. We were going to do a 1972 edition of Pressure Drop and write it as though it was actually 1972: “Look at this great record from Glen Brown, Merry Up. It’s like nothing you’ve ever heard before”. Of course we never got round to it but Nick knew someone at Pluto Press and we actually signed a contract and got paid a very small advance to write this book about reggae. It was going to be the history of reggae and I remember at the time that I even did a thing about dub and how dubs are mixed, the track layouts, why the Studio One dubs on the albums sound the way they do because they come from 2-track tape, how the Tubby’s dubs sound the way they do because they’re using 4-track tape, and the Channel One’s…
My BIG thanks to Nigel for passing them along

Never Forgotten

R.I.P. Mum 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Trump's golden showers tape surfaces

Living in Raymond Pettibon’s America

VF Mix 86: Jah Shaka by Roly Porter

01. Jah Shaka – Great Day Dub
02. Jah Shaka – Seven Seals Dub
03. Jah Shaka ft. Tony Tuff – Give Thanks Dub
04. Jah Shaka ft. Icho Candy – Revelation Time Dub
05. Jah Shaka ft. Tony Tuff – How Long
06. Jah Shaka – How Long Dub
07. Jah Shaka – Babylon Dub
08. Johnny Clarke – Babylon
09. Jah Shaka – Talking Drum Dub
10. Wicked Man – Ras I
11. Jah Shaka – Wicked Dub
12. Twinkle Brothers – New Day
13. Max Romeo – Fari, Captain of my Ship
14. Jah Shaka – Just Infatuation Dub
13. Jah Shaka – Numberless Dub
14. Jah Shaka – Judgement Dub
15. Max Romeo – Rich People

Adrian Sherwood - Live at King Tut's, Glasgow (17/3/17)

Dub Syndicate - Hey Ho
Congo Natty - UK Allstars
Thanks DJPigg!
Pinch interviews Sherwood

Sunday, 19 March 2017



Momus: Open University (Bowie)

Friday, 17 March 2017

The Last Poets: Something To Die For (1997)

Abiodun Oyewole - Something Beautiful


Harlem’s Last Poet

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Quine Mix

Ranked by Rolling Stone's David Fricke as the 80th best guitarist of all time.
A man who had such a distinctive style that just hit my sweet spot EVERY time he came to the solo.
As Bob Quine said: "By many peoples' standards, my playing is very primitive but by punk standards, I'm a virtuoso."
I was lucky enough to see him perform seven times with Richard Hell. The first time supporting The Clash in 1977 at The Glasgow Apollo and then the six times that The Voidoids supported Costello at the Dominion Theatre in London in 78.
Maybe my old man mind is playing tricks but it was Hell and his band I paid to see at that run and every night when it came to Quine to solo (on a lot of songs that were unreleased at the time) it seemed that he took a different journey to get from A to Z in the solos every night.
Sends shivers up my spine still thinking about those nights...
I have in this mix tried to avoid the obvious choices and my BIG thanks go to James 'Hound' Marshall for the unreleased tracks that I liberated before the links at his blog went dead.
Remember Quine any old way you want but remember him.
And seriously man...80th best guitarist?

01 Bruce's Farm - Blues (Unreleased 1969 live recording)
02 Bob Quine - Valium For Your Colon (From unreleased soundtrack. Last recordings)
03 Lys Guillorn - Counterproductive
04 Bob Quine & Jody Harris - Yes It Is
05 Ikue Mori Bob Quine & Marc Ribot - Cheyenne
06 Eno - Juju Space Jazz
07 John Zorn - Hico Killer/Long Mile To Houston
08 Corin Curschellas - Violenza
09 Bob Quine & Fred Maher - Fala
10 Material - Detached
11 Scritti Politti - Don't Work That Hard
12 Matthew Sweet - Vertigo
13 Lydia Lunch - Knives In The Drain
14 Marianne Faithfull - Love Life & Money
15 James White & The Blacks - Off Black
16 Lou Reed - Waves of Fear
17 Hal Willner - Pithecanthropus Erectus
18 Tom Waits - Blind Love
19 They Might Be Giants - No One Knows My Plan
20 King Cocktail - Your Place Or Mine (Unreleased)
21 Lester Bangs - Let It Blurt
22 Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Staring In Her Eyes
23 Eddie Skoller - Don't Tell Me
24 Mikel Erentxun - Naif
25 Bob Quine - Background music to Richard Hell reading from 'Go Now'
26 Bob Quine - Bitter Old Man Music (From unreleased soundtrack. Last recordings)
27 Lloyd Cole & Bob Quine - Honest I Do


Noam Chomsky: The Consent Factory - The Mass Media Machine

Media Theorized: Reading Against The Grain
В таежном кожууне Тувы 4-летняя девочка в сумерках прошла 8 км до стоянки соседей, чтобы сообщить о смерти своей бабушки

Trump and the Parasitic Presidency

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Monday, 13 March 2017

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Alternative history: the dangerous byproduct of fake facts

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Sherwood and Pinch DJ Mix

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Trilok Gurtu Quartet featuring Nils Petter Molvaer - Festival Jazz en Baie France (2013)


Bill Laswell's Charged - Deutsches Jazz Festival, Frankfurt, Germany (27/10/00)

Bill Laswell: Bass
DJ DISK: Turntables
Toshinori Kondo: Electric Trumpet
Eraldo Bernocchi: Treated Guitar
Hamid Drake: Drums
Ayib Dieng: Percussion


(E.O.M.S.) on twitter

Mark Stewart's Faith Is Room For Doubt

'Punk is an attitude. Suicide invented punk-their street punk thing. And then punk in England-there was a real energy,” Stewart said. “And it’s weird like when you pick up a radio wave that’s been distorted-things mutate down the line. There’s a story that reggae started in Jamaica because there was an R&B station that kept on cutting out so you got this weird rhythm. So in Bristol, we got a very idealistic take on what the Pistols and the Clash were doing.
I think I believed in it more than Strummer did.'

Mark with The Pop Group at Glastonbury 1979

Mark Stewart - Hypnotised (Scratch video by Nick Cope)

Mark Stewart - From The Pop Group to The Maffia (Directed by Tøni Schifer)

Monday, 6 March 2017

The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E Smith


Friday, 3 March 2017

David Asher's On U Sound Sunday Roast (Feb 2017)

Thursday, 2 March 2017

The State of Trump's State Department

Tuesday, 28 February 2017



Monday, 27 February 2017

Fits & Hits Mix

1 Rolling Stones - Coming Down Again
2 Elliot Smith - Needle In Hay
3 Steve Earle - Oxycontin Blues
4 James Taylor - Fire & Rain
5 Talk Talk - I Believe In You
6 The Only Ones - The Beast
7 Sparklehorse - Painbirds
8 Morphine - Cure For Pain
9 Shack - Streets of Kenny
10 The LA's - There She Goes
11 Mark Lanegan - Shooting Gallery
12 Lucinda Williams - Essence
13 Joni Mitchell - Cold Blue Steel & Sweet Fire
14 Johnny Cash - Hurt
This Is Frightening

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Our Miserable 21st Century

Tinariwen - Oualahila Ar Tesninam (Transglobal Underground Mix)

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Trump, Putin, And The New Cold War

Ren Hang R.I.P.

When Saturday Comes Mix

1 James Blackshaw - Fix
2 Alejandro Escovedo String Quartet - Sex Beat
3 Sebadoh - Too Pure
4 Beth Orton - This One's Gonna Bruise
5 Dot Allison - Montague Terrace (In Blue)
6 Micah P. Hanson - Dyin' Alone
7 Low - Pissing
8 16 Horsepower - Brimstone Rock
9 Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir - Motherless Child
10 Explosions In The Sky - Welcome, Ghosts
11 Ed Kuepper - King of Vice
12 Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball
Today's HERO

Friday, 24 February 2017