ha, I'm the other way round - ACR were one of those bands that kinda passed me by at the time.
an arsekicker either way but.
here’s hoping we get to see Iggy just one more time before he finally puts his shirt on and despite some musical misgivings I’ll happily nominate Josh as a contender for coolest living dude, he’s bottled rock star and no mistake.
also pleased to see Tolkin is happy to go against the flow on the big issues: “…Donald Trump sitting there watching TV. He stood up and introduced himself. He’s a tall guy. His hands are THICK and UNUSUALLY LARGE.”
as for music, I’d like to share a few recent scores…
From Scott Towers hand-me-downs I got myself a mighty bootlegged 12’’ banger from Ravi Shankar’s nephew, Anandar:
plus a groovy Gladys Knight take on Shirley Ellis’ Nitty Gritty:
and had the chance for a quick dig and run at Slowboat last week and uncovered this splendid piece of popcorn for cheep:
as for the Canons, I’m meeting up with some old mates tonight and we’ll do our best to ignore the whole thing. Best of luck Russell but.
also, still meaning to play you the Golden Harvest Come Together 7’’. must make that happen.
reckon you’d dig the Nite Light 7 as well…
ha…fill yer boots. but if you ever see a 7’’ of The Visitors give me a yell.
been down in Wellington for a couple of days which always means fitting in some quality digging time. scored a nice swag of 7’’ bangers, including…
Billy Duke, Millionaire
Robert Mosley, Crazy ’bout My Baby
Jimmy McCracklin, Pretty Thing Sweet Thing
also found a copy of Tom Thumb’s If I Were a Carpenter – top NZ psych – rather chuffed. and if anyone’s at Motat for Mother’s Day on Sunday (and why wouldn’t you be?) do drop by the House of Bamboo to say gidday/ get off/ have some money.
didn't get to bottom before blabbing so plus one on Bill Sevesi - he was practically a genre unto himself - and cool news about K Rd, I'll be getting along.
also, last time I looked there were two euro disco 7s in the groovy bin that had your name all over them.
yeah man, bleeding thumbs (always the inside corner at the back of the right hand nail...ouch) digging is a beautiful thing - only equalled by perching in a pub afters to flip through the finds, scour the covers and wonder what they sound like. that's bliss. until you clock on to what you left behind. then, argh.
and a box of them 7s you say???
I brought in 2000 while considerably enhanced to Tomorrow Never Knows. Best. Time. Shame. About. The. Rain.
damn, wish I'd known about that drop at Flying Out earlier - on the other hand did score big in the Real Groovy 7s bin this week. among others I found a long time Shadows grail, this has been years in the hunting...
oh, and just cos, I also found this - for trainspotters the backing band includes Starr, McCartney and Clapton...
woohoo, our wee slice of City Limits is going to be a hoot.
to top it off, I found a couple of fun 80s one hit wonder 12’’s in the chazzas today…