2015

Lou Doillon with guitar

5/5/16 – Lou Doillon – Le Poisson Rouge – New York City – 2016 / Where To Start – Video – 2015

When I think of my poor old Dad worrying that I wouldn’t be able to stay alive in London when England were playing Scotland on the same night as Led Zeppelin in 1973/74 and consequently telling me I couldn’t go even though I had tickets, I was crestfallen.  Missing most of Lou Doillon’s  set  tonight might not quite […]

Ennio Morricone pic

1/3/16 – Ennio Morricone – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly – 1966 / Hugo Montenegro – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly – 1968 / The Hateful Eight – 2015

At the age of 87 and after composing over 500 scores for film and televison, Ennio Morricone has finally won an Oscar for the music from Quentin Tarantino’s film, The Hateful Eight. Although Morricone won an honorary Academy Award in 2007 he had never won for a specific soundtrack. He has previously been nominated 5 times: […]

Racing Cars B:W Pic

22/2/16 – Gareth ‘Morty’ Mortimer – ???? 1949 – 17th December 2015/ Racing Cars – They Shoot Horses Don’t They – 1977 / Ancient Grease – Women And Children First – 1970

A tribute to another soul who has left us although he has had little attention in the media accept in the area of Wales where he was from. Gareth Mortimer or ‘Morty’ as he was known, was the singer in Welsh band Racing Cars. They had one hit, written by Morty, They Shoot Horses Don’t […]

Viola Beach telephone boxes pic

14/2/16 – English Indie Band Viola Beach In Terrible Car Crash Near Stockholm – 2016 / Swings And Waterslides – BBC Maida Vale Session – 2015

Tragedy near Stockholm this weekend as Warrington band Viola Beach and their manager were killed in a car accident yesterday. Details are sparse but somehow their car went through a barrier and plunged 80 feet into a waterway below. Young innocent guys, doing what they loved their lives destroyed in seconds, their families in disbelief. The […]

Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon - 2016 - Cover Art

11/2/16 – Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon – 2015 / Freak – Video – 2016

Another track and  video from Lana Del Rey’s latest album Honeymoon. The song features an extended five minutes of moody piano and floating submerged characters from the video. I say characters because I’m hesitant to call them actors or cult members, or mermaids or water nymphs or Lana’s friends. Anyway it might bore you but […]