Friday, January 28, 2022

"𝐴 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑎 𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑚𝑝𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑎 𝑏𝑎𝑑 𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑎 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑑" : 𝐷𝑜𝑛 𝐿𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑠


I have only been briefly out of the house twice in the last 7 days. 

Flu:nose-bleeds : coughs; blah-blah-blah . I wondered "Covid" but ,thankfully the result was

 " negative".

 Comfort of sorts! Anyway to cheer myself up , I've booked tickets to see Don Letts in Todmorden in May . 

Today's  audio is Elvis Costello Live at The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA; June 3, 1991. So,  the image is a photo i took of  a figure on Ken's Living Room wall this afternoon : he has a bust of an arab sticking out of the plaster ( I didn't like to ask...) +  he gave me some Moldovan Chocolates , to cheer me up . The most exciting thing that's happened all week........


Saturday, January 22, 2022

Lest We Forget


dropping a clanger

Someone on twitter wrote regarding this image :

"This is a genuinely, albeit inadvertently, interesting piece of political communication imo. The allusion to the 90s via the visual Friends reference, Creasy’s baby in there as a nod to liberal feminism and to signal that the managerial class should be able to do as they please."  

It's either that , or else Keith just farted............


Saturday, January 08, 2022

Tony Blair's Best Mate

𝑻𝒐𝒏𝒚 𝑩𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒉𝒊𝒔 "𝑲𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑶𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑮𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒓" 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒅

You Can Sign The Petition HERE Already over a million people have signed it

Facebook are taking away my video profile picture Bastards! So I'm just parking it here!


Sunday, January 02, 2022

Thursday, December 23, 2021

'Blue ' Live

Joni Mitchell : 9 songs The photo is the view from Pizza Hut in Halifax ! Merry Christmas X

Friday, December 03, 2021

medicated goo

Me Cathy & Chris all had our Boosters in Todmorden on Wednesday ( it should have been Monday but stormdamage closed the Health Centre that day) We had Moderna ( the first two had been Astra Zenica) I had a slight reaction . Fevered dreams and a sore arm for 2 days , but nothing this tough lad couldn't handle ! I treated myself today ( Friday) to a 70 lap swim & a 3 hour sauna .That's my longest sweat in over 2 years ! Delicious !

Jackie Leven : Classic Northern Diversions

dear sweet Jackie .Much Missed x


JACKIE LEVEN : wikipedia

Friday, November 19, 2021

he knew all the journey's fortresses

Rune stone, Kungshållet, Kjula, Södermanland, Sweden in 1929. 

 The inscription reads:  

‘Alrik, Sigrid’s son, raised the stone in memory of his father Spjut, who had been in the west, broken down and fought in townships. He knew all the journey’s fortresses.’“


A very old friend is being seen for lung cancer. I've been supporting them in Huddersfield & Leeds these weeks..... The audio is a very rare Beatles outtake.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Basket In The Pool

Full Concert :

Nothing to report. Very quiet atm.

Been full of cold & Sinus .Hey-Hoy This is Phil Och in Hollywood in 1970

Friday, November 05, 2021

Gram Parsons

80 minutes long. A lovely tribute. Gram's Birthday Today ( 1946) Walter Egan & the Grampyres with Chris James The 5 Spot Nashville, TN November 5, 2010 Hee-Haw ( etc etc)

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Sunday, October 24, 2021


Just Bookmarking this blog    I found .Really just for my benefit rather than yours 

Sadly , It is much better than mine ! 


A Private Jackie Leven Audio Sent Me Yesterday

Mostly an Interview .Jackie talks about his Heroin Addiction: his meeting Princess Dianne & Psychic Healing + he plays 3 songs. One or two wee gaps & ominous silences in the audio...but be patient, in seconds the sound returns....and it's all, otherwise Good Quality sound. By the way , I took this photo of Jackie during one of his many visits to The Hebden Bridge Trades Club. Jackie Leven On BBC
"Jackie Leven on top form with Johnnie Walker on BBC Radio 2, about 15 years ago. He opens with an effortless wisecrack reference to Paul McCartney, which gets Johnnie guffawing.
Since I live in Sardinia, I had to record this from shortwave radio in the days before decent internet connection, which explains the couple of little gaps. Nevertheless, the whole thing is worth a listen. My old friend sparkles and shines."

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Bert Jansch & John Renbourn    

The Photo I took was of Bert at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester in 2007. 

The venue featured  in this recording is The Iron Horse, which I have been too, although, sadly, not for this particular gig.


All The Young Dudes

  Me ,in white,  throwing some glorious "Sid Viscous Shapes" :)