Friday, 6 March 2015


Thursday, 5 March 2015

Robyn Hitchcock Live @The Yarra Hotel Melbourne Australia 4/3/15 (FLAC Download)

Robyn Hitchcock and The Abbotsford Three
The Yarra Hotel
Abbotsford (Melbourne), Australia
01 Mexican God
02 Kingdom of Love
03 Madonna of the Wasps
04 banter
05 Leppo and the Jooves
06 banter
07 Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis)
08 Hurry For The Sky
10 Airscape
11 Only the Stones Remain
12 banter
13 Be Still
14 banter
15 We're Gonna Live In the Trees
16 banter
17 Queen Of Eyes
18 Insanely Jealous
19 audience
20 Raining Twilight Coast
21 I Often Dreams Of Trains
22 banter
23 Tryin' To Get To Heaven Before They Close the Door (Bob Dylan)
24 banter
25 I Wanna Destroy You
26 Listening to the Higsons

Robyn Hitchcock - vocals, guitar
Mick Thomas - bass
Mark McCartney - guitar
Gus Agar - drums
Charles Jenkins - backing vocals on I Wanna Destroy You

Recorded on handheld Tascam DR-40 by Tim Niblock

Although I say so myself the recording above came out very sweet.
Here's also my recording of the last time Robyn and The Abbotsford Three played at The Yarra Hotel from December last year. Unfortunately that time I forgot to take along my mic wind muff forgetting about hot summer nights in Australian pubs with their air conditioners and ceiling fans!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Kathy Acker and Peter Wollen in discussion (ICA London 8/5/86)


Kathy Acker - Redoing Childhood (1999)

1 President Bush
2 Miss Savage's School For Girls
3 The Temple Of Eros
4 A Country That I've Never Seen
5 I Will Stay With You Tonight
6 Hotel Etoile Rouge
7 Outside The Law, Which Is Language
8 The Female Doctor
9 Hotel Of Lilac Eyes
10 Face To Face With Death
Producer: Hal Wilner
Musicians: David Cunningham (keyboards), Ralph Carney (reeds), Joe Gore (guitar),
Steve Bernstein (trumpet), Kenny Wollesen (drums), Tribe 8 (backingband)

Robert Creeley interviews Kathy Acker in 1979


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Flaming Lips - Cloud Taste Metallic (First Avenue Minneapolis 24/2/15)

The Teardrop Explodes - When I Dream

The Teardrop Explodes: How we made Reward


Ikue Mori on life after No Wave

The Teardrop Explodes - Tiny Children (parjo01 re-edit)



Kim Gordon: By the Book

Mbongwana Star - Malukayi


Monday, 2 March 2015

Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band - Juguya


Why racism is not backed by science

Star Wars Desert Rave in Tunisia

The Dunes Electroniques dance festival opens to the mellow beats of one of Tunisia’s biggest up-and-coming DJs on a stage planted in the middle of the Sahara. It is a surreal sight. The festival setting is cocooned by sand dunes, and the backstage area is the film set for the town of Mos Espa on the fictional planet of Tatooine.The “Star Wars” films used southern Tunisia as their dusty backdrop, borrowing heavily from traditional Berber fashion and architecture. Of course, Mos Espa is a made-up name. Tunisians call the place where the festival is being held Ong Jemal (“neck of the camel”), near the villages of Nefta and Tozeur, which lie on the edge of the vast Chott el-Gharsa salt lake.But some in the local crowd embrace the “Star Wars” theme, donning Darth Vader masks or sporting Princess Leia hair. Some dancers opt for selfie sticks to wave in the air; others brandish lightsabers.At first glance, it could be a dance festival anywhere in the world, but it’s distinctively Tunisian. Hipsters from the capital dance alongside locals wearing traditional burnooses, the long brown wool cloaks well known to “Star Wars” fans, over their jeans. The clash of modern with the old at the unusual event strikes a chord with some of the cultural shifts, economic issues and political transitions that Tunisia is facing in tumultuous times...


Heroin has rightly earned a sulphurous reputation for destroying the lives of thousands upon thousands of people, killing many - including scores of important artists, writers and musicians. There is, though, another story to heroin. In this programme, Professor Andrew Hussey sets out to explore the extent to which it's possible to say that the drug has a particular effect on the creative output of those who have been heavily involved in using heroin, and before it, opium. He argues that while heroin won't make somebody creative who wouldn't otherwise have been, its impact on an individual's perception of time and space can be seen to modify the work of addicts and former addicts. He'll talk with, among others, author Will Self and Christiane F., whose book about her own heroin use in Berlin became a cult classic in the 1970s and 1980s, and hear from pianist James Young about the way heroin's influence can be witnessed across the works of such disparate figures as Berlioz, Bill Evans and Nico. The programme in no way seeks to glamorise heroin use, it simply addresses the question of how artists who've used the drug have been influenced as a result

Heroin: art and culture's last taboo

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Saturday, 28 February 2015

John Martyn - Solid Air (Mojo Filter Fluid Earth Reprise)

Free Download


Roger Ballen: Platteland (South Bank Show 1995)

Vin Gordon

Kojo Hoy / Kojo Dub

Frank Sinatra's 78RPM Seeburg Home Jukebox For Sale


Friday, 27 February 2015

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Parliament-Funkadelic - Live @Capitol Theatre Passaic NJ (6/11/78)

0:00:00 - James Wesley Jackson's opening monologue & band intros
0:06:58 - Uncle Jam
0:12:03 - Cholly (Funk Gettin' Ready To Roll) / I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody's Got A Thing
0:33:27 - Cosmic Slop
0:41:06 - Give Up The Funk / Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples
1:00:24 - Red Hot Mama
1:10:04 - Into You
1:17:14 - Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On / Tyrone Lampkin drum solo / Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (reprise)
1:34:19 - Maggot Brain
1:47:04 - One Nation Under A Groove
2:12:54 - Mothership Connection / Swing Down, Sweet Chariot
2:33:02 - Flash Light
3:01:24 - One Nation Under A Groove (Reprise)
George Clinton - vocals
Michael Hampton - guitar
Garry Shider - guitar, vocals
Cordell "Boogie" Mosson Jr. - bass
William "Billy Bass" Nelson Jr. - bass
Bernie Worrell - keyboards
Walter "Junie" Morrison - keyboards
Tyrone Lampkin - drums
James Wesley Jackson - vocals
Grady Thomas - vocals
Calvin "Thang" Simon - vocals
Dawn Silva - vocals
Lynn Mabry - vocals
On the twelfth of December 1978 I caught this show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. My life has never been the same since

Tales of Dr. Funkenstein

Directed by Don Letts


Genesis P'Orridge & Marc Almond

...and early eighties swastika

Abbottsolutely Hopeless


Say it with flowers

Vegetable Man