Monday, December 31, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Patti Smith (covers Tinita) well worth going to Brussels for - oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTI

I like to think I can be so willed
and never do what you say 
I'll never hear you 
and never do what you say 

Look my eyes are just holograms
look your love has drawn red from my hands
from my hands you know you'll never be 
more than a twist in my sobriety. 

About last year ... cont'd ... Victoria Park - Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Shame ...

Had a lovely day out in Victoria Park in June. Weather

was perfect. Not too hot and didn't rain. I was told the beer was overpriced. Our picnic was perfect.
I went to see Patti Smith and she was her perfect poet self, acknowledging an Allen Ginsberg anniversary and saluting John Lennon. 

But this band SHAME blew me away. 
I loved them. 
Was standing in a queue for chips later I think and turned round and who's walking right up to me as if to say hello but Charlie Steen himself. 

Midsummer twilight and Nick Cave played an emotional set (mostly to the front six adoring rows who climbed on stage with him as the night got darker)

Saturday, December 29, 2018

W72nd Street New York City

My favourite gigs 2018 - cont'd

A strange thing happened in the middle of the show... I became fully conscious of the fact that this voice, the voice of David Byrne,
has been with me my whole adult life and here I was ... I found myself in another part of the world, asking myself, how did I get here? 
(Answer was National Coach only eight pounds, actually) 
and i'll tell you this for sixpence... 

Martin Rev at Bowery Electric New York this time last year

FER-REEEEZING cold out ... 13 degrees C it was. 
Came out the subway and passed Phoebe's Street art

and the Blondie Mural (Bobby Grossman's photo and Fairey Shepherd's design)

and crossed the street and down the rickety stairs of the Bowery Electric 
and it was PACKED. 
 Puma Perl came out and David and Emil and Delphine Blue.
 And it was SMOKING HOT because of Martin Rev - he was astonishing - just amazing - just so powerful - in his leather vest and shiny black pants and glasses and i don't know WHAT he's doing smacking and giving his synthesizer (?) a charlie horse and what the hell the box was on the top there with all those wires and bits and pieces ... but what he did just hoovered me to the front of the room and i was go-go girl
And this doesn't sound right  but I would never have got into Suicide so deep if it wasn't for Tim Broun So THANK YOU. 
Martin Rev is force and I just admire the living daylight nightlight flashing lights of him

there's me dancing down the front 

and then home to West 76th Street crossing Joey Ramone's Street sign on the way ...

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Thinking of gigs I loved 2018... EXTNDDNTWRK Live at Cafe Oto - 19.10.2018

Andrew Fearn from the Sleaford Mods has a side project.
He played live in October with Alternative TV.
There is also a sound only clip here so you can hear the whole set.

ATV included rare performance of SCANDAL in their set.

Cafe Oto is a cool venue in Dalston, like a storefront.
at 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL.
They have a bar and a merch table.

Always someone interesting - some well known bands, some well known musicians playing in side projects (like Andy Fearn here) and some bands just getting started.
Always a reasonable price, too.
For what's on at Cafe Oto click here

BOY, Chelsea Kings Road Shop - Photos by Dick Jewell

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

you know ...

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Today at 2pm GMT - Dick O'Dell presents a Y Records Special on Soho Radio

This will be interesting and entertaining ...
Dick O'Dell's show on Soho Radio
with guests Linda Jenks and Brian Nevill
as they chortle over stories from their glorious mutual past.
If you miss it you can catch up on mixcloud.
Here's the link for 2pm GMT



 debut album - P.E.A.C.E. - released on strictly limited vinyl
22nd February 2019

Friday, December 21, 2018

interesting place to spend Christmas

Banksy's hotel is STILL going after 2 years. 
You can book a room from 60 pounds a night (in the barracks) to 200 pounds
Breakfast included 
and the staff are much nicer than the staff at Dismaland. 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Pete Shelley 17 April 1955 – 6 December 2018 RIP

He gave me permission to fall in love with someone I wasn't supposed to fall in love with ... 

as someone else posted ... we were touched by his chords. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Darryl McDaniels from RUN DMC comes to Highgate to hang at Boogaloo Radio

He came to North London to hang out at the
RAP CITY boogaloo radio show
The show runs for about 1:45
History, stories ... and the generous loveliness that is D MCD xxx

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Children of the Burning Sun - Bridport Festival


Kirsty Allison and Gil de Ray 
thank you Dylan Ross

Monday, November 26, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

DeXter Bentley hosts HELLO GOODBYE show with AMY RIGBY

Click here to listen to Amy Rigby on the HELLO GOODBYE show

Amy Rigby is in the UK

 Amy Rigby was at the Betsey Trotwood last night - a wonderful show emotionally charged with all the right bits - humour, outrage, nostalgia, love, insight, poetry, sweet dreams ... 
SUNDAY Amy will play in Folkestone.  
Details on Amy's website

Here is Amy in Action after 9pm

Friday, November 23, 2018

Killing Joke - 40th Anniversary Tour - Roundhouse


2 Rancorn Road
Not far from Margate Station

Friday, November 16, 2018

Before they take Berlin ... Psychic TV in Heaven, 13-11-2018

Photo Chris Hewitt

New Sexuality
We Kiss
Burning the Old Home
Alien Brain
White Nights
Just Like Arcadia
Jump In The Fire (Nilsson cover)
After You're Dead, she said
and Another Sky ... 
and then they left the building for Berlin 
(until any footage turns up from Heaven, here they are at Strange Matter 2015)

Daniel Morillas
We wish Genesis all the best and a strong recovery.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

KIRSTY ALLISON in Dorset 14 November 7:30pm

Kirsty Allison will be performing with The Children Of the Burning Sun with Gil De Ray. 
tomorrow at the Bridlit Festival.
9 Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX  at 7:30pm 

from John Robb's interview archive - talking about Just Kids


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cowboy Junkies London 11 November

 Today was Memorial Day in London
There were candles lit outside the Tower of London
by Tower Bridge
and a projection of poppies cascaded over the wall.

Across the river at the Bridge Theatre
the Cowboy Junkies came across the ocean
and took us
out of this world for a couple of hours

Hauntingly heavenly evening...

photo Damon King
Photo John Miller

AMY RIGBY ... New Video and YES she's in the UK

Amy's song
was inspired by this song

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Marianne Faithfull ... with Nick Cave ...

Negative Capability

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

this saturday - Story of the She-Punks

 You may ask yourself WHO ARE THESE SHE PUNKS? and you may get tickets for this documentary showing this Saturday with a Q&A afterwards with Gina Birch (The Raincoats and Helen Reddington (The Chefs). There will be accounts laced with wit, honesty and insight about how they got their instruments, frocked up and got gigs and rocked! 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ready Steady Go ... here's geneRAtion SeX ... Roxy ... 30 October 2018

The whole concert live from the Roxy was posted on Facebook today Generation Sex live at the Roxy, Los Angeles
(so good to hear STEVE JONES guitar on anything ... and they sound like they had a really good time together.)