Tag Archives: don’t ask me music

>Bay City Rollers invade a nursing home


Posted in Too good to miss | Tagged , | Leave a comment

>Rage Against The Mediocre

> Thank goodness for small mercies. There’s a tradition in the UK that the #1 Christmas song (in recent years, at least) has to be vacuous, innocuous, innoffensive and musically worthless. Most recently, it’s been provided by the winner of … Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

>This, that and the other #2

> It starts back here with Rock and Roll Doctor, a tribute album to the inimitable late, great Lowell George This – a track from the tribute album, interpreted by one of the creme de la cremeThat – the Little … Continue reading

Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

>Now, here’s a treat….

> Bayern 2 Radio is one of the best stations I’ve heard. I’ll try and define the magic: Today started off with traditional Bavarian music, mixed with local and regional news, then there’s 90 minutes of current affairs, background information, … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

>There ain’t half been some clever bastards…

>When I’m in the UK, I seem to have this mantra. “Stupid bloody Poms. Stupid bloody Poms. Stupid bloody Poms“ You’re constantly encountering dumb rules, imbecilic shop assistants, officious civil servants, illegible signs and basic, grinding thickness. But sometimes, you … Continue reading

Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

>Mixed with yellow Chinkees….

>London. 1969. Ah, what blissfully innocent times they were…. You could write lyrics like Curly Latin kinkies Mixed with yellow Chinkees and no-one would bat an eyelid. (Well, they wouldn’t, would they? This is the culture that gave us “The … Continue reading

Tagged , , | Leave a comment

>Don’t ask me (about Pete Townsend….) #27

>I didn’t know that Pete Townsend lived in Chiswick…. Stumbled over this just up the road from my fellow aurally-impaired friend. Won’t bore you again with my vague recollections of the Small Fucking Who and the Fucking Faces, but I … Continue reading

Tagged , , | Leave a comment

>Don’t ask me (about Ivor Cutler) #23

>This is a real find. And I can’t imagine that Ivor Cutler could have existed anywhere but Britain.I stumbled over a torrent for “Turn that racket down”, a film tribute to the wonderful John Peel that featured Ivor Cutler (in … Continue reading

Tagged , , | Leave a comment

>Don’t ask me… (about Attack in Black) #22

>Thank you, Quick Before It Melts Thank you, Come Pick Me Up Thank you for introducing me to a band as good as Attack in Black. Punk? Yes a bit.Alt.? A lot. Sounds (I know one doesn’t say this, but … Continue reading

Posted in Don't ask me | Tagged , | Leave a comment

>The best (and worst) of 1972

>I didn’t have the stomach for 1975 this week and 1976 looks even worse – depending on whose version of the Billboard Top 100 you look at, it’s either “Silly love songs” (at least agree with me on this one, … Continue reading

Tagged , , , | 7 Comments