In which we paddle our conversational canoe through the rock and roll backwaters, stopping off this week at …
… the closure of Word magazine ten years ago and what we miss – and don’t miss - about it.
… who in their right mind in this day and age would possibly want to be famous?
… Bruce Findlay, the country’s only famous record store owner.
… the energetic sexual activities of Dave Davies in his new memoir and the uniquely mid-‘60s British concept of ‘kinkiness’.
… Dave Grohl reaches ‘the Meldrew Point’ – as old as Richard Wilson when he first played Victor Meldrew (who was a year older than Wilfred Brambell when he played Paul’s grandad).
.. the documentary someone should make about the Rubettes.
… Manny Charlton of Nazareth RIP and the bizarre pop fact that one of their biggest hits was a Joni Mitchell cover.
… handcuffed men in court for stealing rare Eagles artefacts.
… whether the legendarily awful Be Here Now album deserves a gentler appraisal 25 years later. Don’t forget it starts with “a minute of helicopter noise and morse code”.
… and birthday patron Allan Williams’ collection of Hipgnosis album sleeves – paging Picnic, Helloe’en and Music From Free Creek!
You can buy Dave Davies’ memoir Living On A Thin Line here …
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