John Williams has written books about murderers and cabaret singers, His long-forgotten first novel Faithless was set in the world of eighties Camden. He’s just finished writing a crime novel and continues to organise the Laugharne Weekend Festival – You’ve probably bumped into him somewhere along the way. Memoirs of the Punk Rock Era: An […]Read More Guest Writer: John Williams ‘An Older Lover Etc’
I previously posted my father’s photographs of Barra from 1969 (and a little background story). This series will continue to 1976. 1970 looks like it was an absolutely fantastic summer. My Northern Irish cousins, Aunties and Uncles were there. So too were my Dad’s cousins’ Aunt Eileen and Dolina. It also involved a boat trip to […]Read More Photographs Of Dr Calum Bartlett: 1970 – Barra, The Outer Hebrides.
Hot on the heels of his amazing Orange Juice photos, Justin Thomas has now sent me these wonderful Aztec Camera snaps. The boy wonder himself, also from The Venue in Victoria, these are from the night before the Orange Juice gig. Justin has very fond memories of The Venue. ‘Saw SO many fab artists at […]Read More Previously Unseen Photos – Aztec Camera – The Venue, Victoria 5.8.1981
One of the good things about putting bands on, is sometimes you can put a band on for your friends as much as for yourself. Not to make money, (although making a little was always a good feeling!) but just because you know they’ll really enjoy it. Such was the case with The Pale Fountains. […]Read More The Buzz Club: The Pale Fountains September 1986
Welcome to my first Spotify playlist. I hope you enjoy! XRead More IndieThroughTheLookingGlass: Playlist Vol. 1
Once again the photographer Justin Thomas has invited me into his treasure trove of wonderful photographs. How about these glorious pictures of Edwyn and the boys from 1981? Dag nam it, that guitar! That fringe! That shirt! Actually, looking at the photos – Edwyn is wearing a different shirt in a few of these photos […]Read More Orange Juice – The Venue 6.8.1981
It’s Jo and Danny 1999 – 2005 In early 1999 Danny and I were living in a basement flat in North London, we had both given up our jobs at indie labels – Cherry Red in Danny’s case and Ultimate Records in mine, to pursue our own music full time. This was either a very […]Read More Lank Haired Girl To Bearded Boy