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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

IT'S A HIT! (especially VENEZIA)

Friday, May 19, 2023


I’m sure that folks type ‘the next big thing’ into whatever search engine and end up on the blog. How long they kick about on there is open to conjecture but that’s my explanation of the statistic. Anyway, the 2 million mark has been breached while I was MIA, according to the dashboard. Sometimes I wonder if I should just can this but I manage to talk myself out of doing so. It can float through space for all eternity. If it provides a bolt hole for bona fide visitors then who am I to bring down the curtain. Muchas gracias por venir to quote a favourite band of mine.


MADRID - AUGUST 31st 2023...


Sunday, April 09, 2023

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Friday, March 31, 2023


Here’s the tip sheet thing. Turns out there was nearly another a few months ago and then I forgot about it. I’m easily distracted. Found a version of a mailing list but not wishing to breach data protection, if you’d rather receive a PDF, message me your email. If you’re fine with downloading from here or the blog then it should be legible.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Thursday, March 23, 2023


All sorts of round figure stuff kicks off today. It’s 20 years since Jeroen Vedder facilitated the transition to blogspotting. He and Steve Coleman were responsible for that seismic shift back in 2003. As it is, the stats tell me that later this year, 2 mil will have made the hit scene. I’m retiring the address and sticking with the original URL. It’ll continue to mostly be a video jukebox with info on tours, etc. Pontification with be kept to a peep. 

The “Thing” itself turns 46 on Saturday (April 1st, not an April Fool). In closing, Tis also 4 decades come August since the LOTC hit the wall. There have been many other adventures and I have to admit that I can’t believe anybody gives a shit about any of it but I appreciate the indulgence. I've genuinely never grown up beyond the reality that the hardware is beginning to fail. Let’s see how long it might putter. 

Reactivating the tip sheet this weekend because there’s a big release (to me) happening! Will post the info when it 'appen.

Friday, March 17, 2023


The world comes full circle tomorrow when Miriam Linna joins Howard Thompson on his PURE show. 

I met HT via Miriam in late 1978 during her Red Star Records stint and my planet would be considerably different if it wasn’t for these exemplary human beings being in it. Listen live during 1pm to 4pm EST. 6 until 9 on Plague Island and 19.00 to 22.00 across Europe. 

Show archived for two weeks for catch up/listen again.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Thursday, February 09, 2023

Monday, January 30, 2023

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Monday, January 16, 2023

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Friday, January 13, 2023

Thursday, January 12, 2023



The Zantees Lost Highway (intro) (Bomp/Charly)

Bad Scene C'mon Let's Go (Bandcamp)

Rob Sweeney Lucky Punch (Bandcamp)

Bithammer! Fucked Up and Stupid (That's Entertainment!)

Lio Les Brunes Comptent Pas Pour Des Prunes (Polydor)

Fran Parea (featuring Ginebras) La Chica de la Habitación de al Lado (Vanana)

Amor Liquido La Chica que me gusta (Amor Liquido)

Axolotes Mexicana Astor (Elefant)

Kate Clover Crime Raid (self-released)

Kid Gulliver Kiss And Tell (Sugar Snow)

Sex Museum Bailaré Sobre Tu Tumba (Family Spree)

Los Malinches Tipi Dulce Tipi (Family Spree)

Siniestro Total Rock en Samil (DRO)

Glutamato Ye Yé Todos los Negritos Tienen Hambre (Y Frío) (DRO)

Púlsar Noche de lluvia en Madrid (Ventilador)

The Dracu-Las Fever Dream (Bandcamp)

LHD Stage Bomb (Dirty Old Label/Bandcamp)

Simon Juliff Stars (Dog Meat)

Josephine Network He Still Calls Me Baby (Bandcamp)

Juniper Baby Doll (Confidential Recordings/Fabcom)

The Dahlmanns I Love You Baby (But I Hate Your Friends) (Pop Detective)

Carol Hodge Best Thing In This Town (Bandcamp)

Lisa Miskovsky Jag som vann (Bandcamp)

Annika Norlin Hydra (Razzia)

Les Rencards Le Risque A ta Vie (Groovie)

Tequila Dime Que Me Quieres (Zafiro)

The Prize Don’t Know You (Anti-Fade)

The Zantees Lost Highway (outro) (Bomp/Charly)

I tried a different method of putting this together. The fidelity of the music is better to my ears, it doesn't matter about the gab. One cannae unscramble eggs. Let me know if you hear any difference or if I'm imagining it. Update... there's no link so if you want an mp3 sent via WeTransfer then send me a message or comment with your e-mail and I'll hook you up. The file is 153MB.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Monday, January 09, 2023

Sunday, January 01, 2023