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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 […]

Second Life Album Cover 1971

31/3/18 – Second Life – s/t – 1971

Second Life were a German power trio from Bad Camberg close-ish to Frankfurt. The line-up consisted of guitarist/vocalist Holger Schmidt with Karl-Heinz Traut on drums and Klaus Meinhardt on bass. They made one self-titled album on Metronome in 1971 before morphing into Tiger B. Smith and having some success on the seventies live circuit supporting […]

Wolf Alice

24/01/18 – Wolf Alice – Planet Hunter – Live – 2017

Roaming around the planet you notice that music from your own country couldn’t have been made in somebody else’s country – or planet. The Allman Brothers couldn’t have come from Liverpool, Echo And The Bunnymen couldn’t have come from Florida. Thanks for both of them at their best. I’m in Austin and to Texan ears Wolf […]