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 2015 – day 2. Phew

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

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

Do you (need) to remember when?

I had a good chat with el presidente yesterday. He was up for the tv smith gig as we reminisced and discussed world affairs as we prepared to our ears for the sounds of TV Smith playing some Adverts songs. That first Adverts album is an absolute classic. Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts. … Continue reading Do you (need) to remember when?

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

Rebellion 2014 – Day 3

Rebellion 2014 day 3 There's just so much to get through at this festival even as I arrive today For instance Hannah rickard and the relatives playing their doo wop rockabilly or Louise Distras discussing here career to date The literary stage had a great lineup his afternoon. The clashes first drummer Tory crimes (better … Continue reading Rebellion 2014 – Day 3

Rebellion 2014 – Day 2

Rebellion 2014 day 2 I eased into the second day listening to Peter from paranoid visions talking about punk in Dublin in the 80s and their link with Steve Ignorant I had a quick listen to the city saints and their brand of Swedish street punk. Nice to hear them singing about people on the … Continue reading Rebellion 2014 – Day 2

Hope Show 35 – The Lowdown

Tonights show, the lowdown 1. THe Blades - Last Man IN Europe 2. Bangers - Blind Hindsight 3. NoFX - US Aholes 4. The Great St Louis - DOnt ASk 5. The Jam - Down IN the Tube Station 6. BL'AST - SSSHHH 7. Fury - Resurrection 8. Rudimentary Peni - The Rain 9. HDQ … Continue reading Hope Show 35 – The Lowdown

Hope show 32 – the lowdown

Hope Show 32 1 Torche - Walk It Off 2 Torche - Sky Trials 3 No Age - Defactor/ed 4 Goldblade - We're All in it together 5 Rudimentary Peni - The Curse 6 Rudimentary Peni - The Crime OF The Century 7 Hunx and his punx - You think You're Tough 8 Hooligan - … Continue reading Hope show 32 – the lowdown