Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Run For Your Lives...

My neighbour from two doors up (literally) has got himself on the blog-buzz and fired off two shiny new numbers into the blogosphere...

A Patchwork of Flesh - where you can send in/trade your Frankenstein based artwork ( my contribution is above. I may call it 'Frankilyn')

Pinhead 45 posting tunes, tales and artwork.

Why not pop on over and have a peep...

New York Dolls - Frankenstein

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Right, I'll Be Off Then

Photo by Bleech - he's made The Observer you know

Well, that’s my lot for now and the holiday handbrake is officially ‘on’, as I'm heading north for a few days break next week. One of the CDs soundtracking the trip is a homemade comp ‘Last Of The Winter Mixtures’ - posted as part of the occasional Lazy Sunday series that appear here.

LOTWM is a lightly chilled selection with a slight (unintentional) northern theme throughout.If you fancy anymore of my Mondo Mixes they’re available here, or via my Facebook photo albums - apart from that I’ll leave you with a blast from my favourite new band Evolved Monkey.

So have a tip top Easter and I’ll be back soon(ish)

PS - by coincidence, guess who made The Archers Forum this week (I'm mentioned in message 30)

Last Of The Winter Mixtures

Roy Budd - Carter Takes A Train
John Martyn - Smiling Stranger
Yves Montand - Pour Faire le Portrait d´un Oiseau
Serge Gainsbourg - Melody
Minnie Riperton - Take A Little Trip
Dennis Hoppers Choppers - Ballad Of Fu Manchu and The Red Bride
Harsh Reality - How Do You Feel
Money Mark - Cry
Gather Round Children - Yoko In Idaho (Sufjan Stevens and Beatles mashup)
The Beatles - Flying
Stina Nordenstam - On Falling
Air - Soldissimo
Ian Brown - F.E.A.R
Easy All Stars - Karma Police
Baltic Fleet - 48 Hour Drive (Boston)
Boards Of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy
Soundhog - The Doves Are Mine

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hit The North - But Where?

Northern Rockers

I’m heading north to Yorkshire for a few days after Easter (between Holmfirth and Huddersfield). During my Civil Service days I regularly buzzed through all parts northern, popping into hotspots and hubs like the Customs Houses or VAT Sub-Offices of Crewe, Blackburn and Wigan. Trips that came with the added bonus of a creative 'travel and subbies' system, - a great way to squeeze out a few extra earth pounds towards bulking up that budding CD collection.

But that was a million years ago, and I haven’t been up north since '97 when we camped in Castleton and had a spot of bother with mad Manchester axeman (yes, really) – I’ve found out since Castleon was the location for this Italian Splatter Pic’ – If only I’d known before.

I’ve got four days and open agenda apart from a visit to Huddersfield to see the site of the Sex Pistols final UK gig in '77 (was Ivanhoe’s Nightclub- is now a Lidls). And a stop off on the way up to have a real Bakewall pudding (you can’t call them ‘tarts ‘in Bakewell). So, any dos, don’ts or sites to see while doing my great north run would be massively appreciated…

PS Holmfirth and Haworth are probably on the cards too…