Monday, April 26, 2010

Mr Percival needs your assistance. He has an interview that he did with The Ramones in Birmingham during the Mondo Bizarro tour in Dec 1992. It's due to appear in the legendary US zine "The Big Takeover" soon and he needs some photos from that period to accompany the article.

"What I need ideally are good quality shots - live or off stage - that will repro well in either colour or black and white. Can you help or do you know anyone who might be able to? Ideally I need them in the next week to 10 days. Thanks. Martin"

If you can, let me know and I'll put you in touch. There's no money in it but there's a certain glow that comes with this kinda activity.

Great to see Jaws on the big Hippodrome screen yesterday. It wears pretty well and I can’t remember when the last time I saw it was. Maybe 20 years ago. Anyway, there were a couple of things I noticed that were Twin Peaks related by coincidence. First one was the name of the harbour master being Frank Silva and it also being the name of the guy that played “Bob”. Also the dialogue of the old guy that comes up to Scheider and says that “we know all about you” was very reminiscent of The Giant in his old concierge guise as Cooper lay shot. Probably just me adding 2 + 2 and coming up with 5 but cool though. Certainly better than being out in the thunder and rain.

Discovered that the link to Marc Campbell’s MIA post had been pulled and found another that has been ixnayed also. It’s a leak (allegedly) and all that I can add is well put it in the soup you idiot. A “Ghost Rider” sample is used pretty snazzily and I’m not entirely sure what XL are playing at. I though viral was where it’s at? Gird your loins for an encounter with the real thing “dahn ‘ammersmiff” way next Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Update at 6.44pm - found the full length versh... not good time music and not safe for work.

M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.

The spirit is inevitably unwilling on a Monday morning but on this one it had hit a new low. In addition to the lack of general motivation, it seemed like there was some kind of sedative helping it along. Whatever it is, it’s fogged up an already indistinct day. My iPlayer isn’t working and I missed the engineer by about 10 minutes and have had to reschedule. The damn thing hasn’t worked since they sent me a new card for the operating box. In all honesty, I wish that I could just bring myself to exist without any TV at all but I think that the electronic hearth aspect of it helps me fall asleep.I’ve heard that there’s an address you can send away to in order to have them send you a life. Not sure what size of SAE to put in there though.

My buddy Dusan out in Ljubljana is looking for acts to cover CZD material for his tribute project, “Mirror of Dehumanization”. Anyone out there up to the challenge? Let me know and I’ll put you in touch

Did anybody go to The Sonics or for that matter Wau and los Arrrghs during Le Beat Bespoke? I have heard not a smidge about either.

RIP - Alan Sillitoe