Monday, 17 September 2018

Idiot Box Comes Good

I tend not to watch telly that much, especially this time of year, but I should probably be a bit less churlish now that the good people behind US drama Lodge 49 have seen fit to include a piece of music from Belbury Poly's 2012 LP The Belbury Tales, on which I laid down a bit of that old bass guitar. The show has received praise for it's soundtrack, which includes a lot of fun offbeat obscurities and a good chunk of material new and old from Ghost Box pals The Soundcarriers.

The track in question appears in tonight's episode (if you're in the US), or UK viewers can watch on Amazon, I gather.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

In Colour

Two opportunities to see me talking (and showing lots of clips) on the history of colour filming at King's Lynn Community Cinema Club on Thursday 20th September at 7pm then at the Letchworth Settlement on October 22nd at 10.30am. Come!

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Shindig! No.83

All the way from Chickasaw County and out today it's this month's Shindig! Magazine. As well as that tremendous Bobbie Gentry feature and all the goodies you're used to, dig the Vinyl Art column in which I cover a corker by Gene Szafran.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Shindig! No.82

Recently it was my absolute pleasure to spend an hour in the company of Stanley Dorfman, the man who virtually invented UK music TV. Enjoy my 20 Questions with him in this month's Shindig! Magazine, which is a bit of a mod special on the sly, including The Small Faces and my dad's favourite live act The Action. Vroom!

Friday, 4 May 2018

Shindig! No.79


Don't forget Shindig! Magazine No.79, out this week, chock full o'the usual goodies, including me talking to Richard Mantel about where one might rent farmyard animals in New York City. Mooo!

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Carry On Scoring

Come to my talk: Carry On Scoring: Eric Rogers and the Legacy of Light Music' at the Letchworth Settlement on 23rd May at 10.30am.


Thursday, 29 March 2018

Shindig! No.78

Today! Shindig! No.78 with all manner of greatness, and a tiny bit of me talking to Guy Webster and Peter Stampfel about snakes and wee and that time we nearly got a very brilliant album cover to add to the 'banned' list. Buy this mag kids.