Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Murray just dropped me a line with a reminder about the New York Dolls show at The Garage (Glasgow) on June 29th. I actually thought it was July... plus DKT/MC5 is at The Arches (Glasgow) on July 16th. Not sure I'll be at either of those but will be in attendance at The Hoodoo Gurus at The Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh on July 1st. Tickets for all of these from the usual places. It's about time The Fleshtones were brought north of the border, dontcha think?
So the EIFF kicks off tonight and my semester is supposed to start tomorrow. We'll see. I might blow that out. Can't make my mind up at the minute. The thought of dragging myself into town isn't doin' it for me but you never know. Culture, and the pursuit of it can be a peculiar mistress. I'm still reverberating from Stockholm - talking to my friends at the bar after Sakert! on Thursday, I remarked how NOBODY could be expected to follow that. However, I'll give you some respite from that now.

But, like I said before, you never know. If Patti Smith is at the screening of her documentary then maybe I'll get an answer to my Geator question. I guess I could always ask Ben but this is something of a mission. There's a lot going on and I'm not exactly sure where to start. Quite possibly not at the beginning...

IN NYC TONIGHT! June 18th...New York Night Train presents...


With top NYC DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin... and they finally asked ME to guest DJ!!!
10pm-4am me and Jonathan will be tag-teaming behind the turntables. Expect beat from England, rock'n'roll from America and anti-raggare punks from Sweden. Ludlow st at Rivington st. NYC.

The Jadewalkers welcome Charly on rad addition celebrated with two free shows this weekend!



Four bands live on the roof. BBQ - be a doll, contribute to the buffé, specially if you're vegan or something. Free aquavit snaps!!! Beer Chasers will be present by the keg, 3 dollar cups! On the glorious stage looking out over the skyline and river.... Magnetic City Kids - Phillie, P.A. The Rats NYC, The Homosexuals - NYC/London (yes! Original Bruno Wizard, formerly The Rejects). 5pm. 6 Stanwick St, Brooklyn, NYC. J to Myrtle. If you get lost call, Jadewalkers hotline: 718-443-3177 or Emma at 917-374-8556

JUNE 21st


Part of the Time Out New York Summer Music something something (who cares?!). MF Gallery is moving from their well fitted spot on Rivington St. (god damn gentrification...). Let's wave em' off with a blast! Both shows are free.

Come to Motor City...listen to our new songs on myspace! Let us know what you think! Rough live cuts but with no doubt The Jadewalkers new line-up and new songs. "King Of Sweden"/"Spanish Sun" will be the forthcoming single (aug/sept). Double A-side, might be called "The International Single"...duh. "Weazel Man" is up on Emma's personal space. See address below.

Emma Vikingskull
The Jadewalkers/Writer/DJ
The Stripchords' Summer Season

June 20th & 21st – this Friday & Saturday!

Hey ho, kidlets,

The Stripchords are set to play a brace of gigs in yon Londinium, this coming Friday & Saturday (June 20th & 21st), both for yer general amusement and to facilitiate bouts of eyebrow twitching from both sexes. You must keep in shape, and a single Stripchords set can be considered one of your recommended five daily portions of fruit'n'veg!

Friday June 20th will once again see Captain Rex, 'Keg, Dil and Gluey Louie mount the stage at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, to play another strike at Francois Dirty South's Kingpin club. Feel the reverb, get a spare, shake a leg, have a pint, get the nightbus – it's that easy to have fun! Free before 9pm, £3 afters...

Saturday June 21st will be the first All Music Trends nite at The Purple Turtle, Mornington Cresent, headlined by Irish garage nogoodniks & Dirty Water Records artistes The Urges. Come along and make Melary's first event a success! The Stripchords will be joined onstage by burlesque artiste Miss Cherrylicious ( so it should be a goodie!
Fortified by two rounds of live performance, The Stripchords will finally be entering the recording studio on Sunday 22nd June, to 'lay down' a quartet of tunes in a 'live to tape' stylee. We welcome suggestions for these recordings from friends and lawyers.

Meanwhile, you'll find two new 'berks in progress' up on our myspace page, namely Lilac Hayes, a Bert Weedon style take on Mr J Hendrik's personal tribute to his good chum Melvyn, the 'lah di dah gunner' hisself, plus a cover of Johnny & The Hurricanes' Sandstorm, a personal favourite of European royalty and our own Captain Rex. Do have fun with them, won't you? A little but of wonky does a boy or gel the power of good! See you up the lanes or down Mornington Crescent way!

Selah, The Stripchords

The Kingpin Club - Friday June 20th
Bloomsbury Hotel, London, London and South East WC1H 9EU Cost : £3 after 9pm

The Purple Turtle - Saturday June 21
Crowndale Road, London, NW1 1TN Cost : £6
RIP - Cyd Charisse

And more Sakert! from Hultsfred...

All of the clips posted so far are here.