Friday, August 28, 2009


Another day, another perspective... the news about Dean Turner threw me for a loop. 37 bloody years old? What the fuck is that all about?? I'd been thinking about Magic Dirt quite a bit lately. Even went to the extent of blogging a tirade against the denizens of Rock Radio because the band never got to be bigger than Metallica or whoever. Which, to my mind they always deserved. But anyway, the whys and wherefores and plain old should have beens are little solace when you hear about something like this. All you can really do is break out the music and play it at the considerable volume at which it was meant to be enjoyed.

Today I got an e-mail from Arlanda Express, just a newsletter thing but I took it as an omen that in any ideal situation, Dean would still be with us and I'd be on board said transport heading for the Voladoras show tonight. Reality precludes either though I'm afraid.

So let's see, couple other things here to keep you from wearying whilst I attend to other matters...

Jo Callis has now officially left the Rezillos, read his statement here.

Matt and Kimmel... or is that Got in Himmel? Wee Commando comics flashback there... but in real life, some good things do happen and Matt and Kim were on Jimmy Kimmel the other night as they continue to sweep the USA. Evidently there are kids out there that have good taste. It's time their counterparts on this sceptic isle got hip. Anyway, you evidently are hip so if you don't have satellite or super cable (like me - do we even get Kimmel here?) then you can see what we all missed. And do something about getting your tickets for the upcoming shows in November.



And to close this one, Alec Downie on "The Barra'lands" Pt. 1.

Got a full dance card tomorrow but I guess I’ll be on here in the am at some point...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jim the guitar tech steps into the breach in the Rezillos camp according to the myspace http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=44034992&blogId=507658407 so it seems they intend to continue. The songs are too good not to play, if its fun, keep doing it.

Patrick said...

Also, when are the Vola girls releasing an album?
Tell em that the world's waiting for that
Patrick

Lindsay Hutton said...

I think that's a work in progress and they've been recording recently so fingers and everything else crossed. The word will go out as soon as anything is likely...!

Shiner said...

Cheers for the link to our Barrowland article. Glad you liked it. All the best. Shiner