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Friday, February 01, 2019

you will never be as sexy as me........

Between ages 10 & 12 I used to go to a second-hand record shop up Haley Hill in Halifax ( next door to a 'temperance bar' )to buy Buddy Holly records.
 He was my first 'rock god'. (de-throned in 1965 by Bob Dylan)
 I liked Buddy's style. geeky-ugly:awkward;shy. The complete opposite of Elvis . Elvis's  whole style seemed to me "you will never be as sexy as me'. Not what a 10 year old yorkshire lad needs to hear.......

 Holly was more a big brother & friend to me than a competitor.( and 100% better musician IMHO)
Anyway.tomorrow ( 3nd February) is the 60th year since Holly died in that plane crash.
again today. i found these two photos on the sepia saturday
theme of "hats" & "men walking"... *just* about scraped it!? 
(Plus a "bonus track" we see Buddy, Jerry Lee Lewis & The Big Bopper walking to a plane )

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

grayston unity

Me and Cathy were in Halifax tonight at The Grayston Unity to hear John Alker' [pictured] talk on the History of Peterloo. We love both John & the bar!

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

in Halifax tonight.



This week's sepia saturday has a "car" theme. This seemed topical !
"the brexit dice game"......in Halifax tonight
https://www.flickr.com/photos/halifaxarchives/page5

Ken was interviewed on BBC Look North tonight.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

I pity the poor immigrant.....

I see the turd has floated back again to the top of the bowl......
One of my favourite Bob Dylan songs, from one of my favourite Bob Dylan albums.
I always consider my Dad when I listen to these lyrics.
: Although I'm not sure (now) that they actually reflect him.....but,on some level. perhaps they do?
 I will let the angels decide that one!
This version is from Robyn Hitchcock.  Recorded on the 27th December 2018 in San Francisco.
You can listen /download  the whole concert  here:
*n.b. All the music you hear here is always copyright free. This is no exception.*
2nd June 2015 me,Cath,Don & Margaret  saw Robyn Hitchcock play live at Bury Met: Photos
Me & Cathy Zimnoch in the pub tonight.

Friday, January 11, 2019

"Royal train 1905-06 India"

i took this photo tonight in Manchester   My long standing friends  & confidants Jim Stridgen & Ken Kersley.;in the Sir_Ralph_Abercromby Pub

So, I went to Hebden Bridge Antique Centre
and found these 3 train related photos.
See other other Sepia Saturday contributions  here:
"Royal  train 1905-06 India"
"Gierrol a gauehe dces fetits garde"
I have been in Manchester this week. Photos here;
 https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Manchester-jan-2019/

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

2019

Wishing all my courageous readers a good New Year. 
Whatever you wish, may it come true .
July 30th 2018. My birthday. Photo i took outside HOME in Manchester opposite the statue of Engels.
Me, Cathy & Chris in Greece when younger  .Photo taken my my Mum.
Bob from Bacup was in hospital (Blackburn) on Christmas Day. He's back home now. Me & Chris drove up to Bacup this afternoon to see him. I took this photo of  the  astronomy centre
Up on the Tops ,on the way over.................



Tuesday, December 25, 2018

2018

view & download these photos (it's free!) here:
 https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/My-historyfamily/2018/ Your not going to get any description or explaination  .You know that, dont you?   But it does look like I might have had a good & busy year. I saw surprisingly few gigs this year.
Though what I did see , was quality.
Jane Siberry ("so so good" in my best Donald Trump voice) . I listened to her music in 1997 (long drives from Boston Spa) Every bit as beautiful as I hoped.
British Sea Power ( for the 5th time in my life) Why are they not big?
Simone Felice at The Deaf Institute in Manchester (what quirky venue) .I love the bloke.
 But my best gig was Young Fathers in Manchester. So much intelligence.So much forward thinking .a knock out concert.
Young Fathers- Holy Ghost from Oscar Hudson on Vimeo.

Monday, December 10, 2018

poortoun : "a city with my name on, i will enter in disguise" : Jackie Leven.

see all this week's sepia saturday posts

I am having incredible lucid dreams at the moment: like a box-set I keep getting repeats of 'Previous Espisodes'. Mostly of places I used to live. Hebden Bridge:Halifax:Cheshire:Liverpool:London's East End;London's City ..etc. Warm dreams...but I wake up wondering where I am now......No Partisan!


me in the garden, outside my bedroom............

Jackie Leven:Winchester: 2001. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Leven
It's 7 years since dear sweet Jackie died....... 
here   is my post from that time...........
This week's sepia saturday theme is around that of "bedroom".
 Here are two photos I took of my bedroom in 1972.
 I can date them fairly well, due to the wall display.
I was back at my Mum & Dad's house in Halifax after a year in the City of London youth hostel where I had been working.
I display a pencil sketch of me drawn by a lass from Wales. Some underground newspapers & graphics from OZ magazine on the wall.
No Maps you notice? Just a calendar.
Within months, I was off to Liverpool & teacher training college.
This was my security between the two......
Strange to say, I feel myself ( a little) in that same place again...
 http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com/2018/12/sepia-saturday-449-saturday-15-december.html

Thursday, December 06, 2018

manchester

i changed my motor....

Monday, December 03, 2018

Jane Siberry.

Cathy & I saw & heard Jane at The Hebden Bridge Trades Club last night.........
Special mention for Nicola Hardman who opened & joined Jane's set. 

Last week itv visited here: this week the BBC