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Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get a Message To You Single Cover - 1968

30/7/18 – Bee Gees – I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You – 1968

In a time before video concepts and expensive budgets, bands might have had to use their own  and their director’s ingenuity along with, heaven forbid, an amazing song to capture the imagination of an expectant public. This is just what happened in 1968 when the already successful Bee Gees thought about promoting their next single I’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]