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

The One Bathroom Privilege Trump Won't Take Away: Toilet-Tweeting

Perverts in bathrooms

NYPD's 'Hipster Cop' Retiring After 25 Years in Lower Manhattan


Gary Clail & On U Sound System - Human Nature (Billy Graham Vocal)

This is the original remix version featuring vocal samples by the Reverend Billy Graham which could not be cleared legally for release. The promo 12" 'HUM 1' was repressed with a new A-side mix where Gary Clail re-vocaled the text
Tackhead - Mind At The End Of The Tether

Just kick back on the sofa and...

Nick Cave wooden badges for sale

RA.560 - Visible Cloaks

Yasuaki Shimizu - Destiny No.1
Yumi Murata - ?
Moonriders - ?
Kenji Omura - Seiko Is Always On Time
Jimmy Murakawa - Beauty
Yoshiaki Ochi - Urban Kogili
Ryuichi Sakamoto - E-3A
Bernard Parmegiani - Points Contre Champs
Yasuaki Shimizu - In The Tram
Haruomi Hosono - 3.6.9
Haruomi Hosono - Alternative 3
Robert Armani - Pulse
Philippe Mion - L'Image ├ëconduite, 1├Ęre Partie
Masanori Sasaji - Cane
Yumi Murata - ?
Ryuichi Sakamoto - ? (Instrumental)
Angus MacLise - Universal Solar Calender
Zabadak - Butterfly
Jansen / Barbieri - Mission
Miharu Koshi - ?
Denis Smalley - Valley Flow
Dip In The Pool - An Awakening (Overture)
Motion Graphics - Untitled
Arve Henriksen - Parallel Action

Beyond the Fourth World


Fairlights Mallets & Bamboo Volumes 1 & 2

What Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand About Anti-Semitism

VF Mix 83: Adrian Sherwood by Pinch

01.Pay It All Back Vol 1 – ‘Introduction’
02. Dub Syndicate – ‘Pounding System’ / Singers & Players Ft. Prince Far-I ‘Bedward The Flying Preacher’
03. African Head Charge – ‘Family Doctor’
04. Singers & Players Ft. Sister P – ‘Holy Scripture’
05. Tack Head – ‘What’s My Mission Now?’
06. Tack Head – ‘Ticking Time Bomb’
07. Fat’s Comet – ‘Rockchester’
08. Mark Stewart – ‘Digital Justice (dub)’
09. Mark Stewart & The Mafia – ‘Jerusalem’
10. African Head Charge – ‘Some Bizarre’
11. Andy Fairly – ‘Ghost’
12. Fat’s Comet – ‘Deejay’s Dream’
13. Singers & Players Ft. Price Fari-I – ‘Calling Over The Distant Sea’
14. Dub Syndicate – ‘Stoned Immaculate’
15. Lee Perry & Dub Syndicate – ‘Music + Science Lovers’
16. Adrian Sherwood – ‘Effective’
17. 2 Bad Card – ‘Weed Specialist’
18. Junior Delgado – ‘Legalise’
19. Andy Fairly – ‘Jack The Biscuit’
20. African Head Charge – ‘Crocodile Tracksuit’
21. Jeb Loy Nichols – ‘To Be Rich’

Einst├╝rzende Neubauten - Live at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (21/1/17)

Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise

The Law of One

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Little Axe - Grinning in Your Face


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Laurie Penny: On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys of America’s New Right

The NASA Rocket Scientist Leaving Mars for Politics

On Digital Racism

Milo resigns from Breitbart. 
Remember that Bannon employed him

How Trump spent his first month in office, by the numbers

Alain Maclean - Talking Judgement Day Blues (Late Night Tales: David Holmes)


HA! (& HA!)

Jack Dangers/Wolfgang Flur 7" with Electronic Sound magazine

Nina Walsh
Quite simply the best music mag I've ever read and listened to! With a very rare 7-inch single featuring former Kraftwerker Wolfgang Flur and Meat Beat Manifesto's Jack Dangers with the latest edition if you're quick and order direct from www.electronicsound.co.uk.

Inside the Secret Facility: A conversation with Andrew Weatherall and Nina Walsh

Bon(g)o Shredded on Twitter for Praising Mike Pence’s AIDS Efforts

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)


The Secret World of Serge Gainsbourg

Jane Birkin: The Private Films of Serge & I

In French but you can get auto (rather bad) generated English subs in settings

Midnight Oil may be coming back but the power and passion was sacrificed long ago

Grateful Dead - Morning Dew (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 8/5/77)

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The Betty Boards Are Now in the Grateful Dead Vault

Miss Red & The Bug Mix


Moby - Long Ambients: Calm/Sleep

Over the last couple of years I've been making really really really quiet music to listen to when I do yoga or sleep or meditate or panic. I ended up with 4 hours of music and have decided to give it away.
You can download it for free below or stream it on spotify, soundcloud, apple music, deezer, youtube & tidal.
It’s really quiet: no drums, no vocals, just very slow calm pretty chords and sounds and things for sleeping and yoga and etc. and feel free to share it or give it away or whatever, it’s not protected or anything, or at least it shouldn’t be.

Monday, 20 February 2017

The Neurobiology of Music-Induced Pleasure

Doomsday Prep For The Super Rich

A Vile Love Affair: Right Wing Nationalism And The Middle Ages

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Ten Meter Tower

Saturday, 18 February 2017

The Associates - Party Fears Two/Club Country

Says it all


Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld Duo (Discover Jazz Vermont PBS)


Moers Festival 2015

Colin Stetson Live In Concert: NPR Music At SXSW 2011



I’ve got Mick Jagger’s lost memoir

The Secret History of Public Enemy’s ‘Yo! Bum Rush the Show’

4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump

Colin Stetson - Spindrift

Friday, 17 February 2017


King of Kings Lord of Lords Mix (A journey into Vivian Jackson/Yabby You's 'Conquering Lion' Rhythm)

1 Vivian Jackson & The Ralph Brothers - Conquering Lion
2 The Prophet All Stars - Lazy Mood
3 King Tubby & The Prophets - Open Your Hearts
4 Tommy McCook & Vin Gordon - Fisherman Special
5 Jah Lloyd/King Tubby - Zion Dub
6 Wayne Wade/Yabby You - Man of The Living/Version
7 Dicky Burton - God Is Watching You
8 King Tubby - King Tubby's Rock
9 Dicky Burton - God Is Watching You (Dubplate Mix)
10 Big Youth - Lightning Flash (Weak Heart Drop) AKA Yabby You
11 King Tubby - Big Youth Fights Against Capitalism
12 Yabby You/King Tubby - Conquering Dub
13 Wayne Wade - King of Kings/Version
14 Vivian Jackson/Horace Andy - Undivided World/Version
15 Wayne Wade - Lord of Lords
16 King Tubby - Lord Dub
17 Jah Pops - 72 Different Nations
18 Devon Russell - Race Track Riot/Rat & Bat
19 Wayne Wade/Vivian Jackson - Beware/Version
20 Yabby Youth - Beware Jah Is Watching You
21 Augustus Pablo - Pablo Dread In A Red
22 Yabby You & The Prophets - Beware
23 Trinity - Samson The Strongest Man
24 Toyan & Errol Scorcher - Natty Roots
25 Yabby You & The Prophets - Conquering Lion (Dubplate Mix)
26 Sly & Robbie - Yabby U
27 Yabby You - Conquering Lion (Groove Corporation Remix)
28 Yabby You - Conquering Lion (Smith & Mighty Rebel Sound Remix)


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Ad Break: Am I Typecast?

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Manic Street Preachers: Escape From History teaser


Together Stronger (C’mon Wales)

R.I.P. Robert Fisher (Willard Grant Conspiracy)


The Ghost of The Girl In The Well
Such an amazing voice

The Man Who Invented Comic Sans

Thanks Stan

Monday, 13 February 2017

A Short History of the Trump Family

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Al Franken on what the GOP think of Trump

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Am I Imagining This?

Friday, 10 February 2017

Adrian Sherwood & Pinch - The Wire Mix


Sherwood & Pinch  ft Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Lies


Get them HERE

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Mike Davis: The Great God Trump and the White Working Class

New Mac malware from Iran targets US defense industry, human rights advocates with fake Flash updates


The Fix Is In Mix

1 The Beginning of the End - Funky Nassau (Part II)
2 James Brown - The Payback
3 Charles Wright - You Gotta Know Watcha Doin'
4 The Fabulous Counts - Dirty Red
5 Jerry & The Medicine Men - The Medicine Man (Part II)
6 The Kinfolks - The Fly
7 Wilson Pickett - Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9
8 U.S. Warren - The Drop (Part II)
9 Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - 65 Bars And A Taste of Soul
10  Black Heat - No Time To Burn
11 Kitty & The Haywoods - Take Me
12 Lyn Collins - Think About It
13 Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street
14 Esther Phillips - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
15 Dennis Coffey - Theme From Black Belt Jones
16 The Isley Brothers - Ohio Machine Gun
17 Shuggie Otis - Strawberry Letter 23

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Turn The Heat Up Mix

1 Parliament - Chocolate City
2 The Pharcyde - Runnin' (Can't Keep Running Away)
3 Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black?
4 Stevie Wonder - Living For The City
5 The Sugarhill Gang - Bad News (Don't Bother Me)
6 Sonny Sharrock - Black Bottom
7 D'Angelo - Brown Sugar (Instrumental)
8 The Isley Brothers - Work To Do
9 Curtis Mayfield - Power To The People
10 Swamp Dogg - Sam Stone
11 The Meters - Cissy Strut
12 Sly & The Family Stone - You Better Help Yourself (Instrumental)
13 Trouble Funk - Good To Go

A funk/soul mix for the hot days and nights here in Australia

All That We Share

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

This Is Not A Fascist

Monday, 6 February 2017

Simon Holland: Apathy For The Devil (February 1978 at the Roxy Club London)

16mm Doc featuring, The Damned, Johney Moped with Chrisie Hynde, The Cortinas, The Drones, Charles Shaar Murray, Andrew Czezowski, Susan Carrington, Gun Rubber Fanzine Sheffield, Mick Jones of the Clash, Fans in the Roxy club dressing room. Featuring a very young Bruce Smith, Gareth Sagar and Mark Stewart

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Ad Break: Born The Hard Way

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Fergus Kelly: Napalm Calypso (On the 10th anniversary of Paul Burwell's death)

'Napalm Calypso' was composed to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Paul Burwell's death. It was created with a mixture of his solo work and work with the Bow Gamelan, interview material and slices of some of his favourite music and exerpts from films and TV shows he enjoyed.
The solo extracts are taken from his 1979 album, 'A Mummified Person With A Pleasant Smile Is Kept In A Cupboard In The Vestry'. The Bow Gamelan material is taken from a documentary about the 'Offshore Rig' performance of 1987, made for Channel 4 arts programme Alter Image, some footage of them performing on the concrete barges at Rainham Marshes in 1986, and from my own bootleg of the 'In C And Air' performance at the ICA in 1986, some of which includes Paul talking to me afterwards.
It also includes my field recording of tidal wash at the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Co. Dublin in June 2016, with foghorns sounding. Dublin Bay as stand-in for Thames Estuary. The latter being a place where Paul & Bow Gamelan did various gigs. Water was also my means of transport between Ireland and England when working in London in the 1980s, as I used to travel by boat from Dunlaoghaire to Holyhead, so it forms part of my initial connection between Dublin and London and between Paul and myself. Before cheap air travel. Before internet and mobile phones. Less clutter, less distraction.
Paul loved Kung Fu movies and Westerns and was a big fan (like myself) of Apocalypse Now, which I've sprinkled liberally throughout the piece. The film soundtrack includes some great explosions, which are entirely in keeping with Bow Gamelan's penchant for using fireworks as a form of percussion. Someone once memorably described Bow Gamelan as 'like a cross between Turner and Apocalypse Now'. I like how the sound effects in the film creates a deep, widescreen sense of landscape, with the constant battering ram of near and distant shelling puncturing the air.
I only met Paul a couple of times, so I hardly knew him, but I took to him straight away. I liked the cut of his jib. His friendliness, openness and free-spirited nature was inspiring. When I re-watch Bow Gamelan footage for the nth time and see him interviewed I feel a great fondness for him. This piece is a tribute to that - my way of saying, 'Thanks Paul'.
Some of the elements in this piece are woven deep in the mix, and won't necessarily reveal themselves on first listen. Other elements move around the stereo field to create a sense of momentum in a soundworld I like to think of more in terms of a radio play or cinema for the ears.
Therefore, it must be heard connected to a proper amp/speaker set up or headphones (not computer speakers) with good stereo separation.
Thanks to Anne Bean and David Toop for suggesting the sources, which include:.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
Kwaidan (1964)
Woman In The Dunes (1964)
Bad Day At Blackrock (1955)
Rashomon (1950)
Hancock's Half Hour
Dad's Army
Baby Dodds drum improvisations
Buddy Rich drum solo
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan: Diamonds
One String Sam: I Need 100 Dollars
Screaming Jay Hawkins: I Put A Spell On You
Albert Ayler: Ghosts
Roderick MacLeod performing the Scottish piobaireachd, 'Old Men Of The Shells'
Orson Welles narrating Joseph Conrad's 'Heart Of Darkness'.

America First

Thor Harris: How To Punch A Nazi

Zero Days

Zero Days: Why the disturbing Stuxnet documentary is a must-see

Friday, 3 February 2017

Friction: The Making of Television's Marquee Moon

Singapore Sling - Riffermania (KILL KILL KILL)


Live on KEXP

Deke Leonard - Map of India / Diamond Road


'Why phil Collins is a good chap'

Thursday, 2 February 2017


In a message to staff today, Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler wrote about covering President Trump the Reuters way:
The first 12 days of the Trump presidency (yes, that’s all it’s been!) have been memorable for all – and especially challenging for us in the news business. It’s not every day that a U.S. president calls journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth” or that his chief strategist dubs the media “the opposition party.” It’s hardly surprising that the air is thick with questions and theories about how to cover the new Administration.
So what is the Reuters answer? To oppose the administration? To appease it? To boycott its briefings? To use our platform to rally support for the media? All these ideas are out there, and they may be right for some news operations, but they don’t make sense for Reuters. We already know what to do because we do it every day, and we do it all over the world.
To state the obvious, Reuters is a global news organization that reports independently and fairly in more than 100 countries, including many in which the media is unwelcome and frequently under attack. I am perpetually proud of our work in places such as Turkey, the Philippines, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Thailand, China, Zimbabwe, and Russia, nations in which we sometimes encounter some combination of censorship, legal prosecution, visa denials, and even physical threats to our journalists. We respond to all of these by doing our best to protect our journalists, by recommitting ourselves to reporting fairly and honestly, by doggedly gathering hard-to-get information – and by remaining impartial. We write very rarely about ourselves and our troubles and very often about the issues that will make a difference in the businesses and lives of our readers and viewers.
We don’t know yet how sharp the Trump administration’s attacks will be over time or to what extent those attacks will be accompanied by legal restrictions on our news-gathering. But we do know that we must follow the same rules that govern our work anywhere, namely:
--Cover what matters in people’s lives and provide them the facts they need to make better decisions.
--Become ever-more resourceful: If one door to information closes, open another one.
--Give up on hand-outs and worry less about official access. They were never all that valuable anyway. Our coverage of Iran has been outstanding, and we have virtually no official access. What we have are sources.
--Get out into the country and learn more about how people live, what they think, what helps and hurts them, and how the government and its actions appear to them, not to us.
--Keep the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles close at hand, remembering that “the integrity, independence and freedom from bias of Reuters shall at all times be fully preserved.”
--Never be intimidated, but:
--Don’t pick unnecessary fights or make the story about us. We may care about the inside baseball but the public generally doesn’t and might not be on our side even if it did.
--Don’t vent publicly about what might be understandable day-to-day frustration. In countless other countries, we keep our own counsel so we can do our reporting without being suspected of personal animus. We need to do that in the U.S., too.
--Don’t take too dark a view of the reporting environment: It’s an opportunity for us to practice the skills we’ve learned in much tougher places around the world and to lead by example – and therefore to provide the freshest, most useful, and most illuminating information and insight of any news organization anywhere.
This is our mission, in the U.S. and everywhere. We make a difference in the world because we practice professional journalism that is both intrepid and unbiased. When we make mistakes, which we do, we correct them quickly and fully. When we don’t know something, we say so. When we hear rumors, we track them down and report them only when we are confident that they are factual. We value speed but not haste: When something needs more checking, we take the time to check it. We try to avoid “permanent exclusives” – first but wrong. We operate with calm integrity not just because it’s in our rulebook but because – over 165 years – it has enabled us to do the best work and the most good.
Media Contact:
Heather dot Carpenter at thomsonreuters dot com
[Reuters PR Blog Post]

Twenty Seventeen


Man & John Cipollina - Live & Rehearsals (1975/6)

Man with John Cipollina - The Cipollina Rehearsals (1975)
01 Heliport Jam
02 Many are Called but Few Get Up
03 Bananas
04 Bigelow 6-9000
05 Razorblade and Rattlesnake
06 C'mon
07 Hard Way to Live
08 John Cipollina Interview

Deke Leonard - Guitar, Vocals
Micky Jones - Guitar, vocals
Terry Williams - Drums
Martin Ace - Bass, Vocals
John Cipollina - Guitar
Man were touring the States in March/April 1975 as a four-piece with Ken Whaley on bass. When Ken left the band half-way through, the call was put out to Martin Ace, who duly flew over. The band went into rehearsal at the Sausalito Heliport in San Francisco. According to Deke's book 'Rhinos Winos & Lunatics'[, John Cipollina turned up at one of these rehearsals and jammed with them. The band invited John to play on the Maximum Darkness tour. Track 1 is nearly 17 minutes of MAN jamming with John Cipollina.
Tracks 2 - 7 are from a pre-Maximum Darkness tour rehearsal at Shepperton, 8 May 1975.
Track 8 is a John Cipollina radio interview. I don't know the name of the station, or the date, but it's post-tour

Winterland San Francisco 05-04-75 (Radio Broadcast)
1. 7171-551 (Incomplete) 
2. C'mon 
3. Hard Way To Die 
4. Many Are Called But Few Get Up
5. Jam (with John Cippolina) (Incomplete)

Deke Leonard - Guitar, Vocals
Micky Jones - Guitar, Vocals
Martin Ace - Bass, Vocals
Terry Williams - Drums
John Cipollina - Guitar

Glasgow Apollo 14-05-75 (Audience)
01 7171-551 
02 A Hard Way To Die 
03 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You 
04 Hard Way To Live 
05 The Storm 
06 Codine 
07 Someone Is Calling 
08 Razor Blade And Rattlesnake 
09 Many Are Called But Gew Get Up 
10 Bananas 

Deke Leonard - Guitar, Vocals
Micky Jones - Guitar, Vocals
Martin Ace - Bass, Vocals
Terry Williams - Drums
John Cipollina - Guitar
I caught this Apollo gig which to be honest was a slight disappointment on the night. Cipollina seemed to be really just phoning in his performance and maybe there was a sense of awe in the Manband camp, still it is nice to hear it again all these years later

Free Trade Hall Manchester 20-05-75 (Audience)
01 7171 551
02 Hard Way to Die 
03 Babe I'm Gonna Leave 
04 The Storm 
05 Hard Way to Live 
06 Codine 
07 Razorblade and Rattlesnake 
08 Many are Called but Few Get Up 
09 Bananas 

Deke Leonard - Guitar, Vocals
Micky Jones Guitar, Vocals
Martin Ace - Bass, Vocals
Terry Williams - Drums
John Cipollina - Guitar

Savoy Theater San Francisco 04-08-76 (Radio Broadcast)
01 Intro > Babe,I'm Gonna Leave You
02 The Ride & the View
03 Hard Way to Live
04 Spunk Box
05 The Welsh Connection
06 A Hard Way To Die
07 Something Is Happening
08 You're Out Of Your Head
09 Many are Called But Few Get Up
10 Romain

Deke Leonard - Guitar, Vocals
Micky Jones - Guitar, Vocals
Phil Ryan - Keyboards
John McKenzie -  Bass
Terry Williams - Drums
John Cipollina - Guitar

Keystone Berkeley  09-08-76 (Soundboard)

01 Let The Good Times Roll 
02 7171-551 
03 A Hard Way To Die 
04 The Welsh Connection
05 Something Is Happening
06 The Ride & The View
07 You Are Out Of Your Head
08 Born With A Future
09 C'mon
10 Many Are Called But Few Get Up
11 John Cipollina introduction
12 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You *
13 Hard Way To Live *
14 Romain *
15 Bananas *
*with John Cipollina

Deke Leonard - Guitar, Vocals
Micky Jones - Guitar, Vocals
Phil Ryan - Keyboards
John McKenzie - Bass
Terry Williams - Drums
John Cipollina - Guitar
'...While we are all having a good time, John raises the question about his parts being removed from Maximum Darkness. Micky and Deke turn a couple of shades of white, and manage to deflect the mild irritation John has shown. At the gig, the band play well, but it's not their best of the tour. Phil seems to have problems keeping the synth in tune. At the end of the night, he spends some time sorting out the problem. John joins the band for the last three numbers. This night his amp isn't put through the PA, so it's nearly impossible to hear him. At least he's not too loud. The next night John returns for another go. The show goes smoothly, and John shows a few flashes of brilliance. On Romain he steps up for a solo, and catches fire. They have a go at Bananas, the song that caused all the trouble in the first place. The Hawaiian guitar is left home this time, and John has worked out a nifty chord sequence to play. Everyone seems much happier at the end of the night. The crowd is beside themselves. The East Bay has always shown a strong support for John, and guitar rock in general...The balance is perfect, and the playing is heavenly. A song like Romain is perfect for a round of solos from everyone up front. John again rips off a classic bit of SG manipulation. By this point Micky has quit worrying, and is matching John lick for hair raising lick. With confidence they launch into Bananas once again. There is now a shimmering layer of chords from John's side of the stage, it's 1968 all over again. Ah, but then the power once again takes a dive. With a frightened exhausted look, Terry keeps the beat while Micky scats a vocal line to fill the gap. Everyone is relieved when the power comes back up, and the crowd roars its approval. Well that's it, Man's last stand in California. John on the other hand is just starting to find his legs again, and begins a fantastic run of playing that lasted for the next 13 years, until his untimely death in 1989'
From Man VS Cipollina @ 'Donovan's Brain'

NB: I have liberated a couple of my posts from HerrB's long lost and very lamented 'Pathway To Unknown Worlds' blog for this post!
In memory of Deke Leonard (18 December 1944 – 31 January 2017)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Deke Leonard R.I.P.

Deke Leonard (2015)

Daughter Of The Fireplace / Would the Christians (1971)

Live At Rockpalast (1975)

Day & Night (OGWT 1975)

Bananas (1976)

Born With A Future (1976)

7171551 (1976)

C'Mon (1976)

Spunk Rock (1983)

Live At The Marquee (1983)
Even Visionaries Go Blind
Talk About A Morning
Back Together Again
Hard Way To Die
The Ride And The View
Hard Way

So the Facebook message came through about six hours ago from one of my oldest and dearest friends that Deke had passed away a couple of hours previously. A number of years ago the message was that our mutual friend Ken Whaley who also played with Man had died. I was sworn to secrecy as it hadn't been formally announced and sat here listening to my Man records, listening to a recording of that time they played the Glasgow Apollo with Quicksilver Messenger Services' John Cipollina, which was a joy for my fifteen year old self to watch though in truth was not a particularly good gig. I dread the next private message...

They say it’s always a mistake to meet your heroes

The Passion of Christ considered as an uphill bicycle race

J├ęsus d├ęmarra ├á toute allure.
En ce temps-l├á, l’usage ├ętait, selon le bon r├ędacteur sportif saint Mathieu, de flageller au d├ępart les sprinters cyclistes, comme font nos cochers ├á leurs hippomoteurs … Donc, J├ęsus, tr├Ęs en forme, d├ęmarra, mais l’accident de pneu arriva tout de suite. Un semis d’├ępines cribla tout le pourtour de sa roue avant.

[Jesus got away to a good start.
In those days, according to the excellent sports commentator St Mathew, it was customary to flagellate the sprinters at the start the way a coachman whips his horses … Jesus, then, got off in good form, but he had a flat right away. A bed of thorns punctured the whole circumference of his front tyre.]
Alfred Jarry


The Pop Group (Wreckthismess Mix 1201)

Mark Stewart vs Kenneth Anger vs Richard Hell, The Pop Group, Mark Stewart & Ari Up, Le Groupe Pop, The Pop Group vs. The Last Poets and more

How to Build an Autocracy

A Clarifying Moment in American History

John Wetton R.I.P.

What sort of government is too cowardly to stand up to naked fascism? Ours