Thursday, 27 October 2016 16:55

Chasing the Sun – Oasis Exhibition 1993-97

Those were our days, our halcyon days, our salad days, Nights turn into days, turn into nights, turn into days,Fags, cash, keys, coming home in three days, days., Cock of the walk, swagger, blagger, bragger, sun never sets days,Our top of the world days.
Published in Culture
Thursday, 13 October 2016 16:00

Oasis – Supersonic Reviewed

I went to see the new Oasis documentary, Supersonic the other night, and unsurprisingly it ignited overwhelming feelings of nostalgia in me, nearly bringing me to tears on more than one occasion.
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Check out the the third and final documentary in the self-funded Beyond Series trilogy
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Thursday, 02 July 2015 17:51

Black Grape Forum London 26th June 2015

It is a summer’s night in Kentish Town north west and there is an edging vibe in the air as the pubs outside the iconic Forum, once known as The Town and Country Club,
Published in Music
Thursday, 25 June 2015 17:27

Alias Kid: Revolt to Revolt Album Review

‘Alchemy is the chemistry of the subtlest kind which allows one to observe extraordinary chemical operations at a more rapid pace, ones that require a long time for nature to produce!’
Published in Music
Sunday, 31 May 2015 15:16

Shaun Ryder talks to ZANI

Salford, Greater Manchester, before it became the central home of the BBC, had been a part of England viewed as hostile, deprived, industrial as well as being hugely creative; spawning some major artists and bands that have not only been
successful but also have been highly influential,
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Lou Reed 1 Alan McGee
I went to a gig recently, can’t remember who it was or where it was, sign of an old age I suppose.  Yet there was a Velvet Underground vibe to this group, and when I heard that Lou Reed had died my first thought was now all the fuckers are going to sound like The Velvet’s.  Strangely enough I was thinking about a month ago that there was a real space in the market for their sound, no one is doing it. The last band to sound like them I suppose was The Strokes, and that has been it.
Published in Music Archive
Sunday, 28 July 2013 16:25

Alan McGee on 359 music

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© Words Alan McGee

It’s been a busy 6 months and there have been many revelations, Where to start? I have started a label called 359 Music with my old friend Iain McNay from Cherry Red. Iain has been around since the start; he signed my songs as a publisher 33 years ago. There had been talk of my new label for a while and I had the option of running 1123 Records for Warner’s Japan but when it came down to it owning half of the company is a lot more sexy than a 6 figure salary and no shares,
Published in Music Archive
Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:44

Errors – A Class Act


Published in Music Archive
Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:35

Willie Nelson – The Outlaw

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One song that has been making a welcome return on my iPod is Willie Nelson's '82 version of Always on my Mind. A beautiful and laconic reading of the song made famous by Elvis Presley, it reminded me of what an iconoclast Nelson still is. This decade has been an interesting one for him.
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ZANI was conceived in late 2008 and the fan base gradually grew by word of mouth. Key contributors came from those of the music, film and fashion industry and the voice of ZANI grew louder. So, when in 2013 investor, contributor and fan of ZANI Alan McGee* offered his support to help restyle and relaunch the site it was inevitable that traffic would increase dramatically and continues to grow. *Alan McGee co-founder of Creation Records and new label 359 Music..

 

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