Rebellion 2017 – Day 1

Rebellion 2017 day 1 And so we return. A little greyer, mostly a little bigger but no less enthusiastic. Blackpool 2017 for this first weekend of August is less kiss me quick and donkey rides and more punk rock nostalgia as the home of the 80s political conferences is taken over by the punks. 7 … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 – Day 1

TV Smith – Book Of The Year

TV SMith Book Of The Year Punk Rock TOur Diaries; Volume Five So when the Stranglers wrote about No More Heroes they didn't really want us not to have heroes it was more a statement that there are none to worship. Of course, when Glen Friedman brought out his book Fuck you Heroes it was … Continue reading TV Smith – Book Of The Year

Rebellion Day 1 – the wild hearted outsiders view

Rebellion 2015 day 1 I don't look like a punk, so perhaps I am not a real punk in the sense of living and looking the part. Yet punk has had a profound impact on the way I see the world, and even on the decisions that I make. If I am not a punk...punk … Continue reading Rebellion Day 1 – the wild hearted outsiders view

Rebellion 2015 – Day 1 a marathon, not a sprint

rebellion 2015 day 1 Time is mystifying, I try and live in the moment and have crystal clear memories of the finish of rebellion festival last year. The empty winter gardens strewn with litter where people filled that space over the previous four days. I vowed straight away to return, picked out a plastic glass … Continue reading Rebellion 2015 – Day 1 a marathon, not a sprint

TV Smith – Acoustic Sessions Volume 1

TV SMith Acoustic Session Vol 1 TV Smith And so we have a new TV Smith record, well it slipped through the cracks last year and is new for me. Self released in true DIY Punk rock fashion. When history books are written about UK punk we hear many tales of that first wave of … Continue reading TV Smith – Acoustic Sessions Volume 1

Blackpool Day 4

Altered Images had a really enjoyable and buoyant brand of pop music when they emerged from Scotland. They cancelled a scheduled appearance in Dublin at some ball or other in Trinity at the height of their appeal. Thankfully for us pop fans Teardrop Explodes who played in McGonagles that week were persuaded to stay a … Continue reading Blackpool Day 4