Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019


Who remembers this venue? There was a time when there was a chain of them in places like Bristol, Hull Sheffield and the main one in Camden London. Saw some great artists there in Bristol including Bo Diddley and Screaming Jay Hawkins. No Diddley was my brother's first ever gig (March 1983) and he was 17! Saw Link Wray at Camden Dingwalls about then too.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Visiting a British pub

Both Frome and Midsomer Norton had a large contingent of GIs. This film shows them how to behave. In 1943, the American OWI helped create a film that they showed to all those who were to be stationed in Great Britain. This is an excerpt from the US Military Training film "How to Behave in Britain." Burgess Meredith, of later fame as the Penguin in the Batman series (he did a great deal of other stuff as well and much of it quite good), takes the American GI through the ins and outs of the British pub as it existed in wartime Britain. Perhaps Donald Trump should have been shown this film before his first trip abroad as President of the US. Since this film was produced by the US government during the Second World War it is considered to be in the public domain.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

New Bad Detectives cd

Up on Spotify if you want to hear it before buying.

RIP Anna Karina

News here

Friday, December 06, 2019

Christmas in Wellington's Peninsular Army

Jacques Tati - Trafic (1971)

Some great visual comedy. Not his best film but it's still funny. Wiki


Jacob Rees-Mogg yesterday in Midsomer Norton. There was a live debate last night on Somer Valley FM in the town hall and Mogg turned up with a tv crew in tow. They weren't allowed in.

Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil (Live Altamont, 1969)

50 years ago today was this famous free festival that symbolically ended the 60s. Wiki
"rock and roll's all-time worst day, December 6th, a day when everything went perfectly wrong."[10]

Monday, December 02, 2019

Quick Joey Small The Mud dogs (2006)

In our old garden 13 years ago. Totally unpremeditated - Sue had a new camera and then bosh.  Over 5k hits. It was so long ago that when I uploaded it it was the only version of this song on YouTube. Of course the original is by the Kasenetz Kats orchestral circus if you didn't know.

New Bad Detectives cd

Their 6th album. Fourteen tracks. Available now!  The expanded CD version of the  '..are in Mild Peril' mini album.

14 songs - 5 brand new, 8 from the original, and a re-worked version of Strangest Dream.

1. I Saw A Dilton Martian
2. What Happened To Buster Crabb
3. Vambo Man
4. Pepper Put The Cuffs On Me
5. Drinking In The Whammy Bar
6. The Hypnotist Twist
7. There's A Love Guru In The Village Barn
8. (I Had The) Strangest Dream
9. Orson's Comet
19. Junkshop Guitar
11. Petrol & Beer
12. Straitjacket Stroll
13. Looks Like I Gotta Split Town
14. Shepton Prison Blues

Just in time for Christmas
 Get it here

The Undertones are coming to Frome!

5th June. Cheese and Grain. Support Hugh Cornwell.