Saturday, March 31, 2018

Me and the Devil Backscratchin'

First heard this blues combo from Cornwall on Geoff Barker - check their webpage for more. YouTube channel

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Billy Boy Arnold - one of the last of the truly greats

Love this guy. He's a living link to John Lee Williamson, his mentor in Chicago, who he covers here. 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Engineer Basevich Russian Civil War 1/32

I want these sets! I think they are made in Russia
Available from here in the UK

Monday, March 12, 2018

Adge Cutler Back on the Farm

1967 Bristol is the setting for this video.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

40 Years ago

So 40 years ago tonight I saw Adam and the Ants for the first time. Corsham Art College. Sue was there though she had already seen them in Bristol where they almost got bottled off. We got right at the front as would be our norm. After the gig I spoke with Adam.  I remember it well and after the gig the Frome punk gang I was with went to the Hexagon Suite where we got asked by the bouncers to hang about as there was a coachload of lads from Knowle West who were intent on a fight and they wanted some numbers. So we had a brief scrap in the carpark. I was still only 17. Pic by Ray Stevenson. Songs that stood out were Plastic Surgery,, Lou and It doesn't matter (a 12 bar!)