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