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World Chat / TV Needs New Merchandise...
« on: March 02, 2012, 09:37:23 AM »
After seeing the Vibrators new initiative I think TV needs to review his merchandising:

Now I'm not sure of the link that could be made yet.... possibly something around 'March of The Giants', or 'Like a Rocket', or 'I Know What You Want, or 'Strong Horse'... but I would suggest defintely not 'Male Assault' or 'Small Rewards'

It would certainly give TV something to talk about with Customs on his travels

World Of TUTS / Punk Christmas Advent Calendar
« on: December 02, 2011, 03:12:05 PM »
Each window give a free download:

Enjoying 2nd Decenmber's freebie as I type this :D

(heard about this via the Toy Dolls on facebook)

World Chat / Local Bands
« on: November 29, 2011, 01:51:01 PM »
Growing up in Great Yarmouth wasn't exactly the best place to take part in the punk revolution (better funnily enough for the Ska thing that followed as they focused on seafronts!), but nonetheless I had a few good local bands to enjoy..... The Crabs (who at least got on the Roxy album and had brilliant badges; "I Caught The Crabs"); 'Nobody Goes To Discos Anymore' (who John Peel raved about but were more than a little self-indulgent in the flesh); Plastic Energy; the Needles, Red Star Belgrade; Totally Out To Lunch and the wonderful Norfolk'n'Good (you need to say that one out loud to get it) members of whom had been in the Crabs and went on to be Max's second generation Splodgenessabounds.

As you can see punk did not add any stars to my home town, at least none to rival the late great Singing Postman, but we had some fun.

Here's a taste of Red Star Belgrade who, despite managing to support the Godfathers at the old Marquee never got anywhere, then went on to become Stare, who had some success in the '90's and funnily enough plan a reunion gig on 14th April in Norwich which kind of prompted this post.

So who were your local heroes?

World Chat / rock'n'roll kittens
« on: November 12, 2011, 12:42:39 PM »
Love these rock'n'roll kittens.....

London Meowing

The RaMEOWnes

The Kittens and Kittens of Choice

And there's many more particularly like Transformer from Lou Reed....

TV Songs / Paranoid Visions OUTSIDER ARTIST EP Featuring TV Smith
« on: November 05, 2011, 07:29:14 PM »
A new release it seems - not sure how to get it though>>>>

The new Paranoid Visions ep is ready and we couldn't be more proud of this one. This ep features our close friends (and, lets face it our heroes)TV Smith, The Shend and The Blame

tracks are:
 1) Outsider Artist
(featuring TV Smith)
 2) Blame it on the Visions
(featuring the Blame from NYC)
 3) Control (It's lovely today)
featuring the Shend (he of the mighty cravats fame)!/event.php?eid=213419158731946

World Of TUTS / From Fred
« on: August 20, 2011, 10:27:25 AM »
Apparently England's new sponsors...

Well he is Scottish...

World Chat / Ageing Goths
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:35:40 PM »
This is worth a listen - sociological research on "ageing Goths":

"What happens to Goths when they get old? Laurie talks to Paul Hodkinson about his study of members of that youth cult which used to be called Gothic Punk. How have they adapted their love of black clothes, multiple piercings, make up and androgyny to mortgages, children and the rites of passage incumbent upon middle age?"

I couldn't help thinking of us on good old as I listended to it and a lot of it rang true.., It's the first 15 minutes of the programme and the final 15 are about Chavs which is also worth a listen

World Of TUTS / 999 team up with Peter Andre
« on: June 12, 2011, 04:37:17 PM »
Quite a mix at this Festival Peter Andre, PiL, 999, ahem James Blunt, Anti-Nowhere League, Hugh Cornwall, UK Subs, Lurkers .... oh and many others including site favourite Steve Harley..... bit close to Rebellion for me to get a pass-out, but....

World Chat / Ray Davies Interview
« on: June 06, 2011, 07:41:59 PM »
Good to hear Ray Davies name-checking John Otway, Jophn Cooper Clarke, the Thugs etc in his Front Row interview tonight on Radio 4. Worth catching on Listen Again where it will be up for a week....

"Ray Davies tells John Wilson how he recently discovered long-lost early recordings of The Kinks in his attic, and discusses the acts he's programmed in this year's Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre, London."

World Chat / Squeeze
« on: May 18, 2011, 07:12:20 PM »
Always had a soft spot for Squeeze - saw them supporting the Police in the '70's and I know who I preferred! -   and hearing them on Arthur Smith's Balham Bash tonight they're still pretty damn good (and not pursuing that Country & West direct they once descended into). Anyway worth listening to, if just for the acoustic 'Take Me I'm Yours' at the end, and available here for the next week to listen to I think:  (plus Sean Locke's in the Show and his funny as always)

World Chat / ADam Ant Interview
« on: March 29, 2011, 09:13:20 AM »
Really interesting interview on Adam Ant today on Radio 4 - a lot on his early career and also on his bipolar disease; it will be up on their web site on listen again / iplayer for 7 days

World Chat / Funniest radio in years..
« on: December 06, 2010, 10:56:29 PM »
Made my day this morning in teh car - well worth a listen!

 :D   :o   ;D

World Chat / California Punk?
« on: November 15, 2010, 10:19:43 AM »

World Chat / Croydon!
« on: October 25, 2010, 02:35:22 PM »
On Radio 4 today and available for 7 days on listenagain.... The Seven Car Parks of Croydon, thought you might enjoy it!:

Sue Perkins revisits her former home-town of Croydon to ask just how South London's 'Mini-Manhattan' became the butt of so many jokes, mocked by comedians from the great Morecambe and Wise to Basil Brush.

With a skyline made up of 60's brutalist office blocks and re-clad 80's ones, Croydon's aesthetics are hard to love, but whether you're heading to town from Gatwick Airport, commuting from the South Coast, or a new immigrant registering at the Home Office's Lunar House, Croydon is your welcome to London.

With a powerful sense of nostalgia tinged with panic, Sue, who's joined by fellow comedian Steve Punt, lurks on the stairwells and top storeys of seven car parks in Croydon, trying to get a new perspective on local planning decisions, past and present. She hears historic tales of Elizabeth the First and punk svengali Malcolm McLaren, Bridget Riley - Queen of OpArt - and the emergence of the hottest current urban music Dubstep.

Vincent Lacovara, fan of Croydon, and its current urban planner believes these concrete viewing platforms can provide a fresh vantage point from which the history and super-future of Croydon can be laid out before Sue - so that she can see all the possibilities it had to offer her, and which she missed growing up. The great architectural commentator Nikolaus Pevsner said Croydon's skyline was 'thrilling from a distance' but maybe that's the problem - up close it takes a trained or loving eye to appreciate the uniqueness of Croydon - and after all we can't all come from the Cotswolds.

The time has come to reassess the concrete dreams of the 1960's - and Sue is the woman to do it.

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