Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:13

Seven Day Fool – Jason Disley Reviewed

Seven Day Fool is the debut novel by Torquay based, Manchester born, writer and poet Jason Disley. I met Disley a few years back via FaceBook when I stumbled upon a ‘friend’ posting several poems. I was instantly engaged, as his words were soulful and moved like jazz music, a real modern day Beat poet as legend Allen Ginsberg.
Published in Culture
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 17:02

Gio Goi 1988 Collection

Gio Goi is back, back on the shelves, in the clubs and on the streets as it releases its new range of clothing. But probably the most significant thing about its return is the fact its back in the hands of the guys who gave it us the first time round, The Donnelly brothers.

Published in Culture
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.
Published in Film
There are times in any music lover life when you’re there, right at the start of a great band, they soundtrack an instrumental part of your life and you know you’ll be together regardless, through the ‘jazz funk concept album’ even.
Published in Music
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 13:25

The Maine Place to Be

April 28th 1996, Maine Rd, Manchester City Football Ground, we arrived early, very early, in fact very, very early, 9am to be precise.
Published in Music
Thursday, 07 April 2016 13:12

A Short Biog of Herman's Hermits on ZANI

The Heartbeats formed in Manchester (UK) in 1963 and the original line-up was Keith Hopwood (guitar and vocals), Derek “Lek” Leckenby (guitar and vocals), Karl Green (bass and vocals), and Jan Barry Whitwam (drums).
Published in Music
Trying to define a subculture in an entertaining and descriptive way without sounding like a professor of Sociology is a hard task.
Published in Culture
Monday, 01 February 2016 15:13

Brass Tacks PUNK documentary Manchester 1977


Brass Tacks was a current affairs programme shown on BBC2 between 1977 and 1988. On one episode called Punk Rock, which was broadcast on 3rd August 1977
Published in Video of the Week
That old northern business…. A field
After battle utters its own sound
Which is like nothing on earth’
Geoffrey Hill
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