Friday, March 27, 2020

The Best (And The Rest) Of The Bad Detectives 2CD Album

This double album is coming out soon. Check out the tracklisting for this here

Friday, March 20, 2020

Strange Days the Doors

Appropriate verses.
Strange days have found us
Strange days have tracked us down
They're going to destroy
Our casual joys
We shall go on playing
Or find a new town

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Radstock museum

So the museum is temporarily closed. Shame as I have recently been accepted as a volunteer and was going to learn the stewarding ropes soon. Hopefully not too long before it reopens.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Clip from Lion of the Desert (1980)

This is a great movie. Watch the whole thing here.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

De Gaulle (2020) - Trailer (English Subs)

May 1940. France is facing a disastrous military situation against the German army. Charles de Gaulle, newly appointed General, joins the Government in Paris while Yvonne, his wife, and their three children stay in the East. Facing the defeatist attitude of P├ętain ready to negotiate with Hitler, de Gaulle has one purpose: continue fighting. Alongside thousands of French families, Yvonne and the children are soon forced to flee the advancing German troops. Without contact from one another, the doubt arises: will the de Gaulle family be sacrificed for the sake of France? An outstanding destiny that will change the course of World War II and French History.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Animals & men support Toyah 7/3/80

So our next date on our 40 years ago cycle is March 7. Supporting Toyah at Bath pavilion. Our biggest gig with about 3000 people. Sue got us the gig. Didn't start too well - Toyah told us we would have to pay them £50 or we wouldn't be able to use their PA. We were being paid £40 for the gig. So we coughed up. I wondered whether to wear my spectacles and decided to wear them and when we walked onstage someone shouted Joe 90! We went down pretty well although the sound was pretty bad. First gig with Puddle. Geoff was in the audience and came backstage after. It was a bit like a party in the dressing room. Toyah went and did her set but midway through the performance the electricity went out - no sound or lights. They blamed us. It wasn't any of us but it kind of ruined the joy of doing the gig. Well that was it. Covered by Bath fanzine Spuno

Monday, March 02, 2020

McDonald and Dodds trailer

Watched this detective programme last night. Don't usually watch TV but this was set in Bath so made an effort. We liked it. It was quite novel being set in Bath with all the BBC Somerset accents. Have a look on the catch up if you like whodunnits and local themes. It even had a scene at an allotment!

Families of Fairley Terrace
This series of romantic fiction books by local author Janet Tanner/Jennie Felton are set in a fictionalised version of Radstock. She also is famous for the Black Mountains the first in the Hillsbridge saga. 

Gone: Jack Caffery series 5 Mo Hayder
Apparently this thriller is set in Radstock Midsomer-Norton and Frome. Haven't read it but looks OK.

Sunday, March 01, 2020

The Reaping

My son has been reading this 80s horror novel but was very taken aback by the fact it's set near Clandown.