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Jaki Liebezeit

18/1/19 – The Graves of Holger Czukay, U-She and Jaki Liebezeit

Three graves, two together, the other ten paces away. Today Olivia, myself and friends Brigitte and Mathias finally found the resting places of Holger Czukay and his wife, and close by Jaki Liebezeit – two members of CAN and Holger Czukay’s wife and collaborator Ursula, known as U-She and Ursa Major. They are buried here in Germany in […]

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5/1/19 – Dean Ford – 5 September 1946 – 31 December 2018 / The Marmalade – Kaleidoscope – 1970

It seemed rather depressing to enter into a new year with the death of an old hand, but as Dean Ford left us on the last day of 2018 one cautiously wonders who will be leaving us as we move into 2019? One other noticeable thing for me is just how forgotten a lot of […]

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4/5/18 – Sixty Years On The Planet Earth – The September Of My Years – Frank Sinatra – 1965

On May 7th 2018 I will be sixty years old. It seems that each decade is some kind of landmark achievement and the more decades that go by the larger the gap is supposed to grow between you and your or anyone else’s youth. In my case obviously, married to a girl much younger than […]

30 April - 1 May 2018 - Walpurgis Night, The Wicker Man, Willow's Song And The Fair Isles

30 April – 1 May 2018 – Walpurgis Night, The Wicker Man, Willow’s Song And The Fair Isles

It seems appropriate to post this rather odd collaboration on Walpurgis night – (in German folklore) the night of April 30 (May Day’s eve) and into Mayday, “when witches meet on the Brocken mountain and hold revels with the Devil”. Saint Walpurga was an English missionary from Devon cannonized by Pope Adrian II in 870. This […]

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30/10/17 – The Godfathers – Birth, School, Work, Death – 1988

It’s just one of those songs where everything came together at once – the beat, the words, the guitar parts, the guitar sounds, the bass, the sing speak delivery, the attitude, the look. It was a hit – except only America seemed to notice, the song reaching No.38 in the mainstream chart. It was another case […]