Tuesday, January 03, 2023

☆"𝐸𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐹𝑜𝑟 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑃𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒." ☆ : 2023

Chris spent New Year in Halifax. 
 So today I picked him up and we then drove for a Turkish Bath to Harrogate . 
A lovely sunny afternoon. In Harrogate itself, they had a Big Wheel . a Fair & Ice Skating .But, a bit the 'end of the season vibe ' about the place . ( like Blackpool in October) 
Not that many people about..... maybe, the rich entitled posh kids of Harrogate had been all shagged-out from the holidays......?


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Well, for no obvious reason, this is Primal Scream . i've seen them live twice ( including last summer at The Piece Hall in Halifax ) I have to say they are the best live rock band I have ever witnessed. I'm never sure if audio alone does them justice, but anyway...my blog, my rules!

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Friday, November 11, 2022

Sunday, November 06, 2022

His Bobness


Berlin, Germany Verti Music Hall October 7, 2022 The Entire Concert!


My mate John Billingsley gave  a talk at

 Todmorden Folklore Centre 

 on the subject of " LUCK"


the audio is of NANCI GRIFFITH AND THE BLUE MOON ORCHESTRA Live at the Royal Albert Hall London on October 11, 1994

Friday, October 28, 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Acid Mothers Temple

Wikipedia info:


At Hebden Bridge Trades Club on Tuesday night 

the ghost of Jerry Garcia floated in & out!

Monday, October 17, 2022

the other side of dying


 A splendid afternoon in Halifax Borough Market watching Oklahoma's very fine singer Gordon McKinney + partner Heather "Joy" Burns. ( plus Canadian band Burning Hell )

Several Shades of John Prine .He was really bloody good i thought.

his website here: https://gordonmckinney.com/new-page-1 

and all today's videos & photos here: https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Gordon-McKinney/



Saturday, September 24, 2022

𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐗𝐑)

Talked to some nice people on the Extincion Rebellion Bus today ( enroute to Manchester )


Hopefully a video of this meeting later ? X

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Friday, August 26, 2022


So we went into Manchester yesterday, and met Hydn Mason . Not seen him for 5 years! He is well & good,

See all my photos here :https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Manchester-25th-August-2022/

Thursday, August 04, 2022

View: Slideshow of North Wales

we are on the Llŷn Peninsula this week 

Here are all my images as i post them through the week........ .

Blurred/unfocused , upside down: the lot.! 

No doubt I will tart them up next week ! 


Saturday, July 30, 2022

I am 70 today.

 Today we started  a week's stay in a cottage in North Wales.

Here  is Chris's Birthday present & card .

More photos during the week.......

Thursday, July 28, 2022



Zelensky wartime Vogue photoshoot, because this is the "new normal" now. 

 I wonder how the soldiers on the front line and the families who have recently lost people on the front lines feel about them having time to promote themselves in Vogue! 

How much money did they pocket ?

Let's play a fun game:

Quiz -

 (1) This happy couple have just won a $180 Million lottery jackpot. 

(2) They've just returned from honeymoon. 

(3) 200,000 of their countrymen have just died and 1000 more dying daily

Just Published by ALJAZEERA :

"Pandora Papers: Ukraine leader seeks to justify offshore accounts Files obtained by ICIJ claim Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his partners established a network of offshore companies in 2012."

 Read Here: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/4/pandora-papers-ukraine-leader-seeks-to-justify-offshore-accounts

Watch Interview With Sam Tarry This Morning

Ben Kentish: 'Do you think Keir Starmer has got a worse relationship with the trade unions than Tony Blair did?' 

 Labour MP Sam Tarry: 'I think far worse. Far worse.'

Much talk over the past 24 hours about a" General Strike". ( Most notably from  Mick Lynch ) 

But people have muttered such stuff for several years , yet  it  comes to nowt. I will believe it when I see it .

But I hope it happens! Bring It On!


It's illegal to sack a trade unionist for attending a picket line. Unfortunately, Labour politicians don't get the same degree of protection.

Neil Young & Elvis Costello

  ßénchplayer · Alison (Elvis Costello & Neil Young ) Bridge Benefit Mountainview 1990-26-10