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Will you do me the honour?

I used to do PR for NME (New Musical Express), which is why I was at one of their parties. A man with wispy hair and beard, wearing a satin dressing gown asked me to dance. 100 more words

Writing

Pick of the pops: 'Ain't It Grand to Be Bloomin' Well Dead'

‘Ain’t It Grand to Be Bloomin’ Well Dead’
Leslie Sarony

(1932)

To mark Hallowe’en, here’s a record that was described in the Daily Mirror on its 1932 release as ‘a macabre dance of death’. 324 more words

Culture

Electric Shocks - Roger Ruskin Spear [#420]

Former Bonzo Ruskin Spear, with his first solo LP.

Clearly audible are the influences of the Bonzos, Python, Milligan and the era’s dadaist comedy mixed with the familiar popular big band songs of a hauntalogical pre-war era such as… 65 more words

1972

Paul McCartney's Very Good Month

Paul McCartney was having a pretty successful season the autumn of 1968. Now, most of the autumns that Paul McCartney has spent on this Earth in his adult years have probably felt quite successful to him, but autumn 1968 may have been special even by his standards. 867 more words

Daily Prompt

The Beatles in MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (1967) - Kind of a bad trip

Supposedly, a major source of inspiration for Magical Mystery Tour was some home movies that Paul McCartney had been making at the time — and a home movie is certainly what the film resembles. 262 more words

Movie

"i'm the urban spaceman" - the bonzo dog doo dah band (1968)

The ultimate purpose of every single member of the human race is to experience as much joy as they possibly can during their short life. Part of that is never being afraid to try new things. 593 more words