A Crafty Cigarette

Crafty Cigarette

28 Bus down the Kilburn High Rd, through the concrete of Paddington, under the Westway, looking down at the antiques in Notting Hill, past Biba and the crowds in Kensington High St, Olympia passes on the right and its a big swing left into the North End Rd, trundle on and past the Nashville at Talgarth and down towards the North End Rd market.
Miles Ahead is a fictional account set in 1979 of a caper between Miles Davis, the Howard Hughes of Jazz and a Rolling Stone Journalist,


Documentary retrospective on the very influential British Invasion band, the Small Faces. Includes archival interviews with Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott

One of the by-products of popular culture’s ’nads being held in the vice-like grip of TV ‘talent’ shows and phone polls is that the language of Art has been hijacked by those that respect or understand it the least. Thus, we hear a lot about the ‘Artist’ and their ‘Journey’ when neither term applies.

Fast approaching the 38th anniversary of filming of Quadrophenia, this is an extract from Simon Wells’ book “Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life” recalling the preparation before the first day’s shooting in Brighton on 28th September 1978.

Timeshift turns back the clock to a time when villains wore silver capes, grannies swooned at the sight of bulky men in latex and the most masculine man in the country was called Shirley.

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