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On This Day – Wanna Buy a Record Player?

Tweet On this day, well nearly – actually on 22nd August 1906 – the Victor Talking Machine Company (New Jersey) started selling record players. The price was about $200 which must have been huge at the time. Records ranged from $1 to $7. This was one of those pivotal moments in the history of popular […]

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My Essential 100 Best Albums – The First One! – Strictly Personal – Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. (1968)

Tweet  The idea behind this list is for me to say which essential 100 best albums I will take with me when I have to go to live in an old folks’ home (not that I am anticipating that in the near future).  The prospect of paring my CDs down to just 100 essential albums […]

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My Essential 100 Best Albums

Tweet OR Days of Future Passed OR – Music in a Home In these days when we are all living longer more and more of us will be faced with be faced with spending our declining years in sheltered housing.  It goes without saying that most of our possessions will not be going to the […]

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On This Day – 17th December 2010 Captain Beefheart dies

Tweet On this day in 2010 CaptainBeefheart died after a long illness. He was most original, and best, artists to ever grace rock music. In many ways he epitomises what I mean when I talk about real rock music. Original, informed, unconventional, thoughtful and provoking. Rather than write the usual eulogy I have decided to […]

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The Stone Roses to Reform – You Heard it First Here!

Tweet In fact, you probably did not hear it here first, it is all over the media. Even in the Daily Mail (that well known organ obviously has its finger on the pulse of Yooth Kulture). That being inspite of a press conference being set for Tuesday 18th October to make “an announcement”. It now […]

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“There’s only forty people in the world and five of them are hamburgers”

Tweet Capt Beefheart, ‘Nuff said. Share on Facebook

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The Don on Radio 4 Shock!

Tweet Imagine my surprise.  There I was lisyening to Desert Island discs on BBC Radio 4 yesterday.  The guest was the people’s poet Ian McMillan.  He was playing discs that reminded him of his mother ansd father, typical romantic slush that normal working class adults listened to in the 40s.  Then he said, almost hesitantly, […]

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Captain Beefheart

Tweet In 1968 Captain Beefheart was taken to Cannes to play as part of the record company’s publicity push. It would appear that they had visions of The Captain and the Magic Band rivaling The Rolling Stones…. Anyway, here is a video of The Captain playing on the beach. I have been asked what is […]

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Great Mistakes……….. (1)

Tweet I loved this girl (as much as any 17 year old ‘loves’). I took her to a bar with a DJ. I got the DJ to play this song for her. She was not my girl friend afterwards……….. What did I do wrong? I still love this. Share on Facebook

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On This Day – A Squid Eats Down Into a Polyethelene Bag

Tweet Yes, that’s right the Maskara Snake, on this day in 1941 the world of music saw the birth of a stone cold genius. The ZigZag Wanderer himself, Don Van Vliet, made his appearance in Glendale California. The old fart was playing and the mothership was flying when, 28, years later the best album ever […]

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