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World Abused / Serious shit in France
« on: November 14, 2015, 01:44:40 AM »

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TV Chat / TV on the radio
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:43:47 PM »
There's bound to be a thread for this sort of thing somewhere here but...it was a nice, unexpected start to Steve Lamaqc's 6Music radio show on Wednesday, followed by a plug for TV, his lyrics and this weekend's gigs.

Here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b053mf9h#auto

28 seconds in :)

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World Of TUTS / I'm on BBC 6Music on Wednesday
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:10:58 PM »
Erm...yeah.

In a moment of boredom, whilst trying to nab a couple of free tickets to see The Pixies at the Beeb, I clicked on a link that gets you on a slot on BBC stalwart Steve Lamaqc's show. Safe in the knowledge that a. I never get picked out the hat for nothing and b Even if I did, it wouldn't come up before about December 2063.

So...imagine my surprise to receive a BBC email asking me to come on this Wednesday!

The upshot of it all is this: if listening to me revealing my musical upbringing on national radio is of any appeal, tune in at about 4.45pm this Wednesday. Or catch up later with the iPlayer thingy.

I'm a bit edgy :(

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World Chat / Joe Strummer mural unveiling
« on: June 25, 2013, 05:12:59 PM »
Went along to the unveiling of the Joe Strummer mural on the corner of Portabello Road and Blenheim Crescent.

Took a camera to record the event for posterity. Took one picture beforehand as practice...and the battery died! Typical!!  >:(

Anyway...prior to the event, a couple of blokes got up and sung a few of Joe's songs: One bloke sang 'Straight To Hell' then the other one sang 'Armagideon Time' and 'London Calling' to polite applause. Then the mural was unveiled.

Mick Jones showed up and had his picture taken with the guy who organised it and the woman who painted it. Good of him to bother to turn up, I thought.

One of my mates from New Cross was there and decided he wanted his photo taken with me, the fool!

So...Brian and me:



Don't have nightmares, kids  ;)



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I was driving home tonight and, for some unknown reason, this BBC programme came to mind:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0077srw

It was by far the best episode of the series.

If you haven't seen the programmes before, the basic premise was this: Take three different singer/songwriters, get them together in a room (in this case, Subterania in London) and get them to play together some of the other's songs.

Then I got to thinking: Who would you most like TV to play with and who would you most like to cover one of his songs in such a show?

One name came to me straight away. Now...shoot me down if you think this to be ridiculous but, the name that came to me straight away was:

Bruce Springsteen!

Ok, now...it ain't never gonna happen  :D But who else could complete the circle?

Or which other recording artists do you think could really carry TV's songs??

 And, of course, is there another artist out there who you've heard and thought '...y'know, I could imagine TV singing this...'

I am no Springsteen fan, btw - I just think he has a great delivery.

Who would you have, TUTS?

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World Of TUTS / TV makes a girl's day
« on: September 24, 2012, 05:38:55 PM »
My secretary at work was telling me about a girl she knows who, shock-horror, is '...into Punk Rock...'.

Last week this girl (I know not who) went to an un-named gig, but came back shouting to all and sundry that she was sooooo happy because, as we TUTS and many others already know, '...Punk's not dead...'. She was even more than delighted when the bloke she went to see signed her poster for her. 'Who was it?' my secretary asked, thinking that I may be interested.

'...TV Smith...' came the delirious reply!  ;D

I shall have to find out who this girl is and get her to come along to more gigs!  ;)

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World Of TUTS / What's your screensaver?
« on: June 21, 2012, 09:40:05 PM »
Up until recently, mine was a Tibetan monk holding a hoop and a cat, which he'd trained, jumping through it. There was just something about the look of calm serenity on the monk's face allied to the absurdity of a cat jumping through a hoop that appealed to me.

However.

I was looking through some old photos on the computer the other day and decided to change it to a nice picture of Mrs. S standing next to a river in County Cork, Rep of Ireland. It was taken about 16 years ago but it reminds me of happy times.

Here:



What's your screensaver, TUTS?

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World Of TUTS / Unwanted: Furry guest - needs new home
« on: October 14, 2011, 09:57:24 PM »
Had calamity in the house last night when a mouse decided upon an inopportune moment, and place, to make an appearance. Popping out from behind a chair whilst Mrs. Slaughterboy was getting ready for bed was not a good idea. The sudden squeal and all the running around (Mrs. S, not the mouse) disturbed my midnight TV viewing, so it did! After which, I was summoned to 'deal' with the fearsome wee beastie. I shooed it off downstairs, whereupon it disappeared from sight. The upshot of which was a night with all doors tightly shut, the missus sleeping fitfully and me having the best night's sleep I've had in a while! 

Got up this morning, went through the usual ablutions and wandered down towards the kitchen, just in time to catch our little intruder attempting (and failing) to squeeze under the door to escape me. He stopped, looked up at me with his little beady brown eyes, then buggered off live-o to the shadowy areas under the stairs. I spent the next five minutes or so watching him dart out, look up at me then rush for cover again. He was quite cute, really. As with our other 'pet', Horace - a huge spider that terrifies Mrs.S whilst it occupies the front garden - I've given him a name.

I've got to get some humane traps set to capture Mr. Nibbles before he comes to a sticky end. Mrs. S is already threatening to either hit it very hard with something heavy (not that she would - she's not that way inclined) or worse, getting another bloody cat (our last two died 3 years ago).

Horace will go of his own accord but I've got to serve Mr. Nibbles an eviction notice for his own good   ::)


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World Chat / A Riot Of My Own
« on: August 09, 2011, 06:55:15 AM »
Chancers and opportunists. That's what they are. And they've been doing it, amongst many other places, right outside my front door.

Had to pick Mrs Slaughterboy up from late shift (she works on the Underground) as she'd decided to leave her car at home and almost all buses had been recalled to the depots. As I drove to pick her up, there was a heavy smell of something burning in the air. As I drove past a couple of trading estates, I could see clusters of these little chancers lurking, waiting for either a bit of courage, ammunition or the opportune moment to attack Halfords at Catford Bridge or Sainsburys at Sydenham (about 200 of the little sods there, marshalled by a lone police car).

Why?

Most of us are having a tough time of things at the moment - what gives these people the idea that they can just nick stuff and set fire to property with impunity? Ok, so the police are still a bit shit after all these years, but it's not like it was in 1981 is it? The perpetrators of these acts aren't the downtrodden, beaten subjects of an evil empire either.

Chancers is what they are. Chancers and flash-media whores.

What do you reckon, TUTS?

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World Chat / Mick Jones interview on 6Music
« on: May 15, 2011, 01:36:32 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/firsttime#playepisode1


Worth a listen. Didn't catch all of it but what I heard was quite entertaining. Bit that made me laugh:

Matt Everitt: '...You had your first Top 40 hit in America with "Train In Vain" - what was that about?...'

Mick Jones: '...It was about a train...'

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World Chat / Notes on the 'other' Adverts
« on: April 10, 2011, 12:41:46 PM »
1. "...ISA, ISA, Baby..."
I never thought I'd find myself wishing Howard was back in the Halifax ads

2. Advertising executives please note: Making an admirably clever advert starring Harvey, the Dog Of All Trades, doesn't make you want to spend a fortune on advertising.

It makes you want to buy a dog.

3. Adverts for films that claim, in a deep Trans-Atlantic style voice, to be '...The Romantic Comedy of the Year...' may leave one disappointed and seeking advice and/or refunds under the Sale Of Goods Act (1979)

4. Also...never thought I'd see the day when I found meercats to be incredibly annoying

5. Using the dulcet tones of Mr. Ray Winstone to advertise gambling doesn't encourage me to actually gamble. Rather, it induces an irrational fear of being smacked on the back of the head with a sock full of billiard balls...

Any other thoughts along these lines?

Please feel free to add yer own  ;)

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Eagerly awaiting my tickets to see the Descendents at Shepherds Bush next month.

Who are you going to see next?

I'm curious/nosey ;)

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