When Synthesizers Ruled The Earth

Although i was born in Yorkshire, i spent my mid-teens at a comprehensive school in the South of England. The schools one great claim to fame (and it’s a stretch) was that two members of the pioneers of synth-pop group, “Tubeway Army” had previously been there. Arguably, they really brought this genre into the public eye with their massive hit … read more –>

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The 2am Psyched-Out Connection

A psychadelic rock collection of oddball and classic tunes. Moby Grape – Omaha Quicksilver Messenger Service – Pride Of Man The Byrds – Eight Miles High The Electric Prunes – Little Olive The 13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me The Standells – Dirty Water The Balloon Farm – A Question of Temperature The Small Faces – Watcha Gonna … read more –>

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Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

An eclectric trip with music that dares to explore bonderies, attempting to transport you to another place. Sometimes pompous, often sublime, at times commercial and others that are anything but. This is a journey of possibility and imagination. Set those controls and let’s begin… Doves – Firesuite – from the album “Lost Souls” Pink Floyd – Set The Controls For … read more –>

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Top Tune – January 2013

Esther Phillips – Just Say Goodbye (1966) Just Say Goodbye Lyrics I can’t forget the night you told me that you loved me The stars were shining so bright How could I constantly resist you when you’re lips were sweet And your arms held me tight You said you’d give me your heart But you just lied to me from … read more –>

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The Blessed 80’s UK Collection

A personal collection of my top single releases by UK artists from each year of the 80’s (not necessarily each artists best number), and yes, i’ve avoided U2 on purpose. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart (1980) David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes (1980) Other top tunes : Grace Jones – Private Life / The Cure – A … read more –>

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Inappropriate Football Team Names

So here’s some weird and wonderful football team names that i have come across with links added (usually wikki) for more information about each of them. I’ve listed these from my favourite (it had to be Deportivo Wanka) down. Deportivo Wanka – Argentina …league (Oct 15th 09) : Primera B Metropolitana http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deportivo_Wanka King Faisal Babies – Ghana …league (Oct 15th … read more –>

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Top Tune – December 2012

The Growl – Cleaver Lever Yet another band from the rampaging Aussie scene which has so many great bands right now. The Growl hail from Brisbane and create a beautifully grungy, hard blues sound with a slow menacing beat, perfectly topped off with a classic Black Keys styled vocal. Before anyone accusing them of ripping them off, it’s important to … read more –>

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Foreign Films To Change Your World

An Englishmans perspective So many great movies, so little time. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, Wrath Of Gods) 1972 – Directed by Werner Herzog This was one of three i considered by the eccentric Werner Herzog. Both Nosferatu and Fitzcarraldo also featured the main star Klaus Kinski but i think Aguirre just about out does the other two for sheer … read more –>

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