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Meet: Interview with The Boys Matt Dangerfield

Legends is probably an overused word about everything these days. But this is The Boys we’re talking about. There right at the beginnings of Punk Rock, forming in 1976 after singer Matt Dangerfield left London SS (a band that at various times featured members of The Clash and Generation X amongst others), teaming up with ex-Hollywood Brats (and London SS) keyboard player Casino Steel, they recruited guitarist “Honest” John Plain, bassist Duncan “Kid” Reid and drummer Jack Black to form The Boys. 1,216 more words


Charmed Lives - A work (still) in progress

The scans shown below are of a working copy of a script I wrote in 2008 for a spoken-word performance called “Charmed Lives”. It is a collection of true stories that happened to me and was made from fragments I had written over several years previously. 744 more words

Close to the Gedge

Anyone who has kept a close eye on my primary blog (http://fiftyyearsandcounting.wordpress.com/) will perhaps recall this tune.  Without doubt, this would make my top ten, if not my top five, all time favourite songs.   222 more words

'This Way to the Cargo Cult' by The Gravity Pirates

Bit of a story for this next obscure new release. Well, it was obscure and a new release back in 1986 or 1987, when I first heard it via a cassette tape of a John Peel BBC Radio One show sent to me in NZ from the UK. 327 more words

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In Memory Of John Peel Show Aug 15th - Podcast & Playlist

Bald-heads, Ovals, Can Can Heads? All shapes & sizes of music as this week’s dancy show bounces all over the place with a classy centrepiece – except for that, Just like John Peel did it. 354 more words

Collective Grief

I was thinking about John Peel today, for no real reason other than peoples reaction to the death of Robin Williams. Another example of collective grief that I never got, I don’t really understand it. 465 more words


That Petrol Emotion and The Everlasting Yeah

Way back on podcast number 11, I played the track “Sensitize” by That Petrol Emotion and generally raved about them. This was another in my occasional series of “bands from the 80s / 90s who should’ve been massive but weren’t”. 257 more words

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