A slightly different Hope Show this week. We are going with a spin off - called Gab Fest for now. The idea is to chat to people about gigs or bands that meant something to them. Of course where would I turn to first but to Michael Murphy to talk about his early introduction to … Continue reading Gab Fest – a new Hope Show Spin off
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI_Mljg8DGg How do you follow up on the most unlikely global hit pop song ever? A song, perhaps best known for the infectious chorus, ‘I get knocked down, but I get up again’, scorched across the global pop charts some years ago. Its title was Tubthumbping and the collective responsible for it were Chumbawamba … Continue reading Interrobang‽ Interview
Rebellion Day 2 Here's the thing...a few thousand punks gathered together in a Northeastern English Seaside town in August 2015...why would that matter? Is it all nostalgia? An attempt to recapture, relive, or even reimagine youth? The Q&A conversations provide an opportunity to hear first-hand reflections from some of the people who were there. Pioneers. … Continue reading Rebellion 2015 day 2 from the wildhearted outsider
Rebellion 2015 day 2 And so it continues, the streets around the Winter Gardens have been magically cleaned and the seagulls had some treats for breakfast, It all kicks off just after midday with Max Splodge the MC for a game of bingo, when in rome and all that. First bit of music for me … Continue reading Rebellion 2015 – day 2. Phew
One of the most interesting things about the TOTP documentary was talk of the Clash and their notorious boycott of the show. They refused to appear and I am sure their record sales suffered to some extent. BBC had their revenge though…and put their troupe of dancers on screen to cavort to Bank Robber when … Continue reading Everybody’s On Top of the Pops….except the people not on it!