Saturday, July 16, 2022

Sheer Poetry : on the supposed passing of Johnson.


Mark Thomas rips into Johnson after receiving his honorary doctorate from the University of Kent in Canterbury Catherdral.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Sylvia Plath Festival : British Gas Missed A trick by not sponsoring this ?

 


Me and Cath went to this event at Hebden Bridge Library tonight. 

It's purpose was to  give  information about October's Sylvia Plath's 90th Birthday Festival .

. One of the poets was  from Halifax, Gaia Holmes ( very good) https://gaiaholmes.wordpress.com/about-me/ 

  I really liked her .Sorta Punk  Poetry from The Moor in Halifax. Splendid

Plus  another  poet from Philadelphia called Katie Ailes.

British Gas have missed a trick ! They really should be sponsoring this Festival .......

Read All About the October Festival here:





Also , from Sunday 17th July . some photos from The White Eagle Lodge in Rawden near Leeds......(n.b. music from Alan Pergusey )

Piccadilly, Manchester


 

Thursday, July 07, 2022

My 29 day ban on Facebook : view the offending video.



Rather oddly, I was given a 29 day ban by facebook for posting this video today ' 

It  refers to the current problems of Boris Johnson here in UK 

 Bit of a shame as this month I celebrate my 70 th birthday & we go away on holiday.

 I have appealed the ban , but it's unlikely to be overturned ( it seems , i discover too late, they always ban this particular parody video,no matter the topic )

 The upshot is that I will be posting more here during my 29 exile.. 

Facebook's gain is your loss.......

 

I went for a few drinks at The Upper George in Halifax on Friday . We bumped into a facebook Friend who had a spare ticket for Primal Scream who were playing The Peice Hall that evening . It would have been rude not to go...... Image Gallery

Monday, June 13, 2022

"The Beach in The Sky ": I swim in Gaddings Dam above Todmorden.

 see

https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/GATTINGS-DAM/

 


 

Me and Chris went up to Gaddings Dam this morning. It is 80 feet above sea level and 60 miles inland ,at Lumbutts village near Todmorden .The highest Beach in the UK. Bloody Cold! I started off more "Power Paddling" than "Power Swimming" but I eventually got my modesty wet.. Some detail about Gaddings here all audio is , of course, Neil Young! 

 Didn't I Tell You The Sky Was About To Rain ?

Monday, May 23, 2022

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Don Letts

So We went to see the famous Don Letts ( The Clash , Bob Marley etc etc ) at The Golden Lion in Todmorden last night. Lovely feel .So friendly .

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Sunday, May 01, 2022

Looking For Alice

https://penninehorizons.org/collections/show/3


  '𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐀𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞'𝐬 𝐄𝐲𝐞𝐬 ' Me & Cath went up to The Birchcliffe Centre in Hebden Bridge today. Looking at an exhibition of the local photographer Alice Longstaff. ( 1907 - 1992) Loads of recent previously unseen photos

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Filming 'Happy Valley' in Hebden Bridge

Nearly 2 hours of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss live! The quality is more than ok, i think.......

I went into Hebden Bridge today for a haircut. 

While there, I took these photos of them filming the new series of " Happy Valley". I'm a bit snooty about the show tbh. But it was interesting to look at how they go about it.

 I was more excited by the fact that half an hour before I took this photo , I had been in the 'Country Stores' and the lass behind the counter was all in a tiz because Robert Plant ( Led Zeppelin ) had just been in to buy a Steak & Ale Pie 

. He had played in Halifax last night , and was driving back over the tops , taking 'the scenic route' 

I always imagine him a veggie. Shows how much I know........ I mean , in retrospect, I might have seen a Plantish figure stood alone eating, near some busker. But everybody in Heden Bridge looks like that! How was I supposed to know....?

Audio is Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Louisville, KY April 18, 2008 

 


And the riot squad they're restless, they need somewhere to go..........

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

"some travel restrictions"

Tis a shame,this just arrived this morning. We were quite looking forward to it. Oddly, Sea Powers big tour ( due in Manchester this week ) has cancelled some dates due to Covid. It seems the Gods are restless.....

Monday, April 18, 2022

Bone In My Ear

Some  photos I took at this week at Valley Antiques in Hebden Bridge. Our first Post-Covid visit there.... [link]

The audio is Bruce Coburn in 1997.

By the way, my arms have healed ( for now ! )

the photo doesn't do that stuffed parrot justice! so manky, falling to bits..... ! Poor Soul :(

Friday, April 15, 2022

a video of Jayn Hanna Wissenberg

Jayn Hanna Wissenberg , the singer with the band Darkher who we see play live next Tuesday night : (hopeful) some of my images of that here later

Monday, April 11, 2022

𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑓𝑖𝑛' 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑧𝑒𝑖𝑡𝑔𝑒𝑖𝑠𝑡 !

𝐻𝑒𝑦 𝐾𝑖𝑑𝑠 ! 𝑃𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝐼𝑡'𝑠 1066!


This evening I booked some tickets for Hope Baptist Church in Hebden Bridge next week .

 We see The Devils Parade ( 'Hungarian Doom Folk') Forndom ( 'Swedish Atmospheric Nordic Folk') and Darkher ( 'Haunting Etheral Doom' ) 

Frankly I havn't a clue!  blushes..........

But , pop -pickers,it's sure to be a memorable evening whatever!

LUCINDA WILLIAMS "JOY" Live at La Zona Rosa, Austin Texas March 20, 1994.

Saturday, April 02, 2022

He said, there's a body I'm tryin' to find....

 


My skin is getting older . 

Loads of bruises this week on both my arms.

 It seems this happens as your skin gets old . Ironically , most of my 'wounds' I can place from swimming ( brushing my arms on the swimming pool' lockers: brushing my arms against the lane ropes ;etc etc)

Hey -hoy! :)

Live at the War Memorial Auditorium, Plymouth, MA; October 30, 1975

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Lazarus

Or George Galloway..who knows As Promised Don I'm back !  My   abstinence  was not intentional ! So.... pics of the gig at Bury Met will...