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Alabama Shakes nominated for three Grammys in 2013

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in 00's, Curveballs, Featured, Rock | 0 comments

‘Hold on’ official video from Alabama Shakes, they’re any good and have been nominated for three Grammys 2013, best new artist, best rock performance for “Hold On” and best recording package with their first album, Boys & Girls. It also shows that the Grammys are remarkably unaffected by looks and image which…

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I was Morriseys drummer, just too funny.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in 80's, Documentaries, Madchestoh! | 0 comments

This could be the funniest radio documentary ever made. It’s about how Andrew McGibbon ended up drumming on Morrisey’s ‘Viva Hate’ album instead of going on tour with novelty song act The Baron Nights? This is a great laugh out loud story & gives a wonderful insight into Morrisey…

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Are these the 25 best ever rock singer photographs?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, Featured, Genres, Pop, Rock | 0 comments

In 1990 the rather good British music magazine ‘Q’ gave away the first of many excellent and well produced photographic supplements. This one featured ‘The Singers’ and was luxuriously presented in folded A3 and printed on lovely thick (roach material) paper….These aren’t just PR head shots that you’ve seen a million times already…..

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Wednesday 12/12 is officially sound man & roadies day….

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in 00's | 0 comments

wherever you are in the world, just after midday, it will be every sound man and roadies favorite time 12:12,12,12,12. This is why they chant it before every gig, to remind us all that it’s on it’s way.

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It’s jazz Jim, but not as we know it, treat your ears…

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in 90's, Featured, Good Rap, Jazz, R 'n' B 'n' Rap | 0 comments

It’s one of the few occasions in my life when the spotty git in the record shop (remember them?) looked at me with something approaching respect and as he took my money he said ‘nice one man’. I was only Twenty eight at the time, but that, in record shop assistant years is like eighty eight.

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Ukelele Vs Bohemian Rhapsody equals mind blown

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in 70's, Curveballs, Featured, Hidden Gems | 0 comments

…as a drummer, I’ve always suspected there are far more strings on the almighty lead guitar than absolutely necessary.
I don’t really, but it’s a grand wind-up to say to guitarists when they’re being creatively sensitive and moody (single).

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