June 12, 2010
“Do you love anyone enough to give them your last Romo?”
Yes I’ve dusted off the scanner and once again sit scanning ephemeral pop trivia late into the night. There’s been too many requests in the intervening months for me to try and fulfil, this just caught my eye. Got love Pricey tearing Pearl to shreds, although I do quite like her Price Cube dig. Anyway…I guess this goes with this.
Oh and Andy Catlin got in touch. Go to his website to see nice pictures. http://andrewcatlin.com
October 4, 2009
I said dance muthafucka!
Melody Maker’s 15 page special to club culture to be posted over the next few days. I’ve decided to split it up because the content’s too disparate and difficult to tag and categorise in one post. Once this is out of the way I’m going to just start picking random stuff again for a bit.
This post for the excellently titled (and excellent) http://history-is-made-at-night.blogspot.com/
A selection of whistles and glowsticks to these blogs to:
See – it’s like I never went away.
Maker News Special: The Battle of the Brits, 2nd March 1996.
I’ve stared too long at Gallagher’s ugly Arthur Daley meets the missing link visage tonight to have anything much to say about this but I did laugh my head off at the irony of Jonathan King’s opinion being sought about Jackson’s notorious paedo-friendly Earth Song performance though. And there’s still time to get those Knighthood forms filled in.
Hi to all those visiting for the first time from the B3ta boards. The honour is all mine. Cheers!
May 18, 2009
1994 and another Reading Festival review. Note the Court in the Act column on page 33 as a source of great embarrassment to ET, oh and can someone answer Andrew Mueller’s question/mistaken caption (page 35) “Who the f*** is this?” even if it is 14 years too late. Come on…one of you must have slept with her.
Writers: Everett True, Andrew Mueller, Cathi Unsworth, Caitlin Moran, Sarra Manning, Dave Jennings, Dave Simpson, Ian Watson
Photographers: Tom Sheehan, Steve Gullick,Stephen Sweet, Matt Bright
Those who also turned up to get drunk: Allan Jones, Sharon O’ Connell, Simon Price
If you’ve been paying attention at the back you’ll know this one’s for Alex. Why not follow her on Twitter @loopingtheloop – she has a lovely turn of phrase – which, given she’s a journalist is probably to be expected.
Never a big fan of Newman and Baddiel – too studenty and not nearly funny enough – but I always admired Newman for walking away from the whole “comedy is the new rock ‘n roll” Wembley Arena thing to write his books and do other things. Courageous, smart and dripping with personal integrity.
April 10, 2009
The 1992 Reading Festival review, 12th September 1992.
Writers: Everett True, Jim Arundel, Shane Danielsen, Andrew Smith, Simon Price, Sharon O’Connell
Photographers: Kevin Westenberg, Stephen Sweet, Matt Bright, Steve Gullick
Those who also turned up to get drunk: Allan Jones, Steve Sutherland, Andrew Mueller, Ben Turner, Sally Margret Joy, Ben Stud, Ngaire, Black Mat Smith, Clint Poppie
Apart from the mud this was the infamous Reading Festival where ET pushed Kurt onto the stage in a wheelchair. Has the story of how and why that came about been told already? If so please post a link and if not then can I tempt the story from the horse’s mouth?
And if you’re looking for a timeline of Reading Festival from inception to present day then this site if worth a look