Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Sing-a-long with Genesis P-Orridge

Filmed by Texas bob (Robert Stockholm) in a Rome hotel bar - November 27 2008.
David Max (PTV) starts to play DARK  GLOBE (Syd Barrett)
Genesis P-Orridge joins in the chorus.

Thanks to Lee McFadden

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Now wash your hands to the tune of your choice ...

You know how they say wash your hands and sing happy birthday so you wash your hands for a good amount of time to destroy any germs ... well now you can

Click here and tell the generator what song you want to wash your hands to

for example
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Dennis Bovell and Tessa (The Slits) on SoHo Radio

Dennis Bovell on the radio with wonder that is Tessa from The Slits

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Mark E Smith (5 March 57 - 24 Jan 2018) Here's a lost interview from MTV June 1996 thank you to Tim Riley X

Tim Riley freelanced at MTV in 1996. Some kind soul working in the MTV library found this videotape hidden away in the vaults and made him this copy.  
Tim has noted that it's clear that it was never intended for broadcast. Firstly, there is no microphone on the interviewer and this makes her voice too audibly low for broadcast and the one-camera, extreme close-up would make editing difficult, especially given Smith's erratic movements. 
Secondly, a callous VH1 producer appears to have assigned an unfortunate, naive (and anonymous) 26 year old female staffer the job of interviewing the notoriously abrasive and volatile leader of The Fall to earn her music journalism credentials. 
Smith seems to warm to her and drops his usual acidic guard revealing more than if she'd been a seasoned music hack. The latter stages appear more like a chat over a cup of tea than an interview, making it one of the more candid and open media exchanges given by Smith at the time. 
There's lots of interesting topics in here; politics, recording albums, record companies, young fans, plagiarism, Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks reformation, Paul Weller, Paul McCartney, Pete Waterman and John Peel. I particularly like the way Smith praises his ex-wife Brix, who had re-joined The Fall during this period but she would shortly leave acrimoniously during the album's imminent promotional tour.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

David Haslam has written a book about Courtney Love. "Searching For Love." (Not expensive. 7 quid. About her time in Liverpool. https://www.confingopublishing.uk/cart?appSectionParams=%7B%22origin%22%3A%22cart-popup%22%7D) He was reading it in Liverpool last night. Reminded me that one night I was strolling with my friend from Albecurque. We'd had dinner and we came across a huge crowd on the sidewalk on the Bowery. Big old cinema place. The place looked like a bank.
I asked, "Who's playing?"
And they said, 'We're waiting for Courtney Love.'
She was meant to go on at ... let's say 10pm, and she was late. Very late. Someone said she was staying in SoHo which wasn't far away so she didn't have far to come.

They told us it was a special concert for Virgin records. Special tickets.
My friend and I stood outside where the velvet rope was. Saw Mick Rock, LIttle Steven ... loads of famous people coming in. He knew most of them. I only recognised Little Steven cos he was little and wore the bandana.
At one point an ambulance came and these big metal doors opened and a very loud girl was chucked out and loaded in by the paramedics.
It wasn't Courtney.
The ambulance must have stopped round the corner. 

The girl walked back.
She pounded on the door screaming that her coat was in there and her boyfriend had her keys.
She got let in again.

We waited and waited.
Some people were drunk and left, and the bouncer said there was room if we wanted to go in.
We thought about it and thought we'd wait some more, after all we'd been there an hour or so at this point. And it was very amusing outside.
Of course just as we were about to leave limousine turns up. It's Courtney. Suited and booted. Handbag like an attache case. She marches in right by us (tiny!) and we followed her in.
A few minutes later she had taken her coat off, was on the stage. Sang one song. No sound check of course. Blew her voice but just freeeking carried on. Jill Emery was on bass I remember. Great bass player. She played with Mazzy Star too.
There were enough people there to carry Courtney to the back so we could wave and they carried her back and put her back on the stage. It was a great night. Like i say it was warm out so we walked home afterwards.