2020-09-17

Ain’t Got Nothing

I first came across Tom Waits when a short lived BBC 2 show broadcast this video 1 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.


  1. p.s. There is a better version online of the Tom Waits video but it’s blocked in the UK for reasons unknown so you’ll need to use a VPN to see it from blighty. On Tom Waits’ channel too.
Aside
2020-09-16

Masks In Parks No.47

A view of Horsham Park seen over a discarded face mask in the time of Coronavirus Covid-19.

Photograph
2020-09-15

Let That Be A Lesson To You

Said the teacher at the end of the class.

Aside
2020-09-15

Masks In Parks No.46

A view of Horsham Park seen over a discarded face mask in the time of Coronavirus Covid-19.

Photograph
2020-09-14

Masks In Parks No.45

A view of Horsham Park seen over a discarded face mask in the time of Coronavirus Covid-19.

Photograph
2020-09-13

I Can See For Miles

Rosette in red with ‘Music Fact’ on it in gold

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.

Music Facts
2020-09-13

Masks In Parks No.44

A view of Horsham Park seen over a discarded face mask in the time of Coronavirus Covid-19.

Photograph
2020-09-12

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.

  1. Beipana - 7th Voyage
  2. The Jazz Messengers - Soft Winds
  3. Abba - The Winner Takes It All
  4. Loudboy With Nena - Hiding
  5. Judi Dench - Send In the Clowns
  6. サコウリョーマ - きみはゆらめき
  7. Tanya Donelly & Bill Janovitz - Better Things
  8. Kaliklas - Smallville
  9. Alpaca Sports - My Favourite Girlfriend
  10. Thomas Walter - First Day
  11. Ronny Cox - Cortelia Clark
  12. Edwyn Collins - Ghost Of A Chance
  13. Rotary Connection - Living Alone
  14. Todd Rundgren & Daryl Hall - It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
It's About That Time Of Night Mixcloud
2020-09-12

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.

Aside
2020-09-12

Masks In Parks No.43

A view of Horsham Park seen over a discarded face mask in the time of Coronavirus Covid-19.

Photograph