Friday, May 31, 2019

Tony 'Little Sun' Glover

Noticed this influential Harp player passed away aged 79. He taught me to play harmonica through his 1965 book (pictured). 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Gene Vincent - Temptation Baby - 1963

From the 1963 film, "Live It Up."  Music direction by Joe Meek. Wardrobes by Mary Quant.

See the whole movie here

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Midsomer Norton's got a record shop!

Lilley's vinyl revival. They will be selling cider soon too. Find them on Facebook or drop in. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

When we were Roundheads

 When we have up music and started a family we joined the local Roundness regiment Devereux's and got involved in English Civil war reenactment. A lot of our friends from that time are still doing it.
 After a weekend away
At Farleigh castle
The man who recruited me Gordon and his son Nick and me a pikeman

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Being Napoleon

I don't watch Netflix but this comes recommended - about the reenactment in 2015

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

3d printed tanks

I like to keep an war to the ground in 1940 war games and one thing that is revolutionizing the hippy is 3d printed models. I don't know much about the process but scale is not a problem as once rendered they can be easily increased or reduced in size.
Files for World war one tanks  can be downloaded from here

Monday, May 13, 2019

Animals & Men - Bath 1979

40 years ago - our first headline gig at Newton Park college Bath. Supported by the Bad Detectives who are also pictured. Got the gig as my sister was social secretary for the Students Union. Very few people attended. Mostly from Frome to see the support band. In the run up to the gig my sister got a phone call from the Psychedelic Furs wanting a gig and she said 'never heard of you'. She has no memory of this I have to add but we would have been happy supporting them. Geoff's Dad drove us out.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Animals & Men at Longleat House

 Photo session from 40 years ago by Peter O'Brien.

Saturday, May 04, 2019


Wilko Johnson , Lew Lewis 1983 tour  " Rolling And Tumbling " . Extremely rare 8mm footage filmed in Le Havre .

Friday, May 03, 2019

I was a teenage Bad Detective - a playlist

Made this Playlist of all the songs I remember us playing in the mid 70s. Bound to have forgotten some.