Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Amy RIgby (WIth a bit of assistance from Wreckless Eric) Tour Dates

Lucky UK - Amy Rigby is on tour here (with assistance from her husband Wreckless Eric).  
If this tour had a name it would be  "The antidote to the end of the world doom and gloom blues tour."
Recommend this to your friends.

Backstage story:  For some reason Amy, (and I can't remember WHY she was booked to play Hull but she was booked to play HULL). Yes!  This American girl from NYC, Brooklyn, and Nashville and Ohio (she moved around, but I met her when she lived across the street from me in Brooklyn last century), comes to the UK to play HULL.
Amy sets up for soundcheck and it JUST so happens that the guy doing the soundcheck is a mate of Wreckless Eric. Wreckless Eric JUST HAPPENS to be in HULL visiting. Amy just happens to soundcheck a song by Wreckless Eric called "The Whole Wide World." The sound man phones Eric to tip him off:
Sound man: "Mate, there's this American singer here going to do your song later."
Eric:  Really?
Sound man:  Yeah, come down and hear her.
Eric: All right, I will.

LATER:  Amy on stage with Eric close by, moves the capo on her guitar and says something like, "I'm going to sing a song by someone else now, it's called The Whole Wide World," and Eric says out loud something like, "Not in that key you're not."
Amy:  Oh yes I am.
Eric:  Oh no you're not.
Amy:  But I like this key.
Eric:  But you would sound better if you sang it in (names key)...
Amy sings song. It sounds great.

LATER:  Eric assumes Amy has a boyfriend. Amy assumes Eric has a girlfriend.
Cutting the long story short:  they actually meet up and get together and get married and now they're on tour and sing together and it's great. It's magical even. But most of all it's authentic, real-life, heart-tugging, heart-warming stuff that comes from out of the Milky Way or somewhere. I have no idea how they do it...

Monday, November 28, 2016

meanwhile... in NYC 7th Street and Avenue A

Photo by E. V. Grieve

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Joe Corre burns memorabelia ... come yawn with me...

On the cold, rather damp gloomy afternoon that it was here in London today, 26 November... on the River Thames, Joe Corre makes his film crew film "the" burning of his memorabelia.  

SPOILER ALERT:  no one swoops by with a fire-extinguisher at the last minute to save it.

And, it was heavily rumoured, that the reason Joe Corre spoke ill of the dead a while ago (the dead man being his dad, Malcolm McLaren) was because Malcolm left his son Joe a lot of ton of knock-off Seditionaries clothing made in China. Whether Malcolm knew they were knock-offs wasn't clear when overheard in the loud venue but it is 90% likely that the burning could actually be that junk punk stuff. Who knows if Joe has the real stuff in his loft. And as someone else said, "Why couldn't he do it quietly at the end of his garden?"

The streaming video originally posted on youTube has been taken down and this video, with the preamble of Joe's manifesto, has replaced it. 

No fire-barge comes along side. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

November 25 - Steve Jones LONELY BOY signed copies available

Steve Jones, guitarist... has written his life story and you can buy signed copies of it for £20 plus shipping from Rough Trade Mailing Department
Steve Jones playing guitar

Thursday, November 24, 2016

November 24 THE POP GROUP at 100 CLUB

Address: 100 Oxford St, Fitzrovia, London W1D 1LL

November 24 Rough Trade East Book Launch of GOD SAVE SEX PISTOLS

Anthology Editions presents: Book launch for Deluxe Edition of "GOD SAVE SEX PISTOLS"  with host Bob Stanley, photographer John Tiberi (my favourite) and writer-journalist Jonh (not a spelling mistake) Ingham.

Now, mind, the book is a DELUXE book. 
How much do you think it costs?  
It's £120. 
It's in a limited edition run of 2000 and it was sorted out by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage.

Rough Trade East tonight at 7.00pm 

In-conversation starts 7pm
7.45pm  -audience questions
8.00pm - signing

Address: The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Monday, November 21, 2016

Museum of London - Punk Debate

Joe Corre

Mark from SS and Lesley Edgar