Ain’t Got Nothing
I first came across Tom Waits when a short lived BBC 2 show broadcast this video of In The Neighbourhood in 1983 but I can’t for the life of me remember the name of the program.
Another week they showed this with one of the week’s guests, Suzi Quatro, describing them as America’s Status Quo.
And the last thing I remember about it was John Peel on one time talking about authenticity in relation to Wham and saying that people told him to listen to BB King for the real thing when Eric Clapton become well known but that he preferred Clapton.
Later That Same Evening
I still haven’t found what I’m looking for but did come across The Glove - from 1983.
Even Later That Same Evening
Twas ‘Eight Days A Week’. Can’t find the episodes I mentioned but here’s George Michael, Morrissey & Tony Blackburn on it in 1984.
So endeth tonight’s sermon.
Let That Be A Lesson To You
Said the teacher at the end of the class.
I Can See For Miles
The concept single ‘I Can See For Miles’ was based Pete Townsend mistakenly thinking trumpeter Miles Davis was blind as he always wore dark glasses.
It’s About That Time Of Night Volume Twenty Two
Many moons ago I posted online the odd tune suitable for late night listening but the varying embedding restrictions and ephemeral nature of the web meant the individual posts became hard to maintain. So having collected them into compilations I thought I might as well stick ’em on Mixcloud.
It's About That Time Of Night
- Beipana - 7th Voyage
- The Jazz Messengers - Soft Winds
- Abba - The Winner Takes It All
- Loudboy With Nena - Hiding
- Judi Dench - Send In the Clowns
- サコウリョーマ - きみはゆらめき
- Tanya Donelly & Bill Janovitz - Better Things
- Kaliklas - Smallville
- Alpaca Sports - My Favourite Girlfriend
- Thomas Walter - First Day
- Ronny Cox - Cortelia Clark
- Edwyn Collins - Ghost Of A Chance
- Rotary Connection - Living Alone
- Todd Rundgren & Daryl Hall - It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
Going Up In The World
You can tell the phone I’ve bought is a bit posher than the last one as it comes with a little tool to release the SIM holder rather than you having to bend a paper clip to do it.