Little and Large


I’m working on another blog-related project at the moment and until that’s done in a few weeks (touch wood) I won’t have a lot of time to compose much in the way of lengthy blog posts. In the meantime I’m sure you won’t mind more videos and pics like this one of the luverly Valerie Leon.

Download: Valerie – Steve Winwood (mp3)

Caption competition


There must a be a million great jokes that could go with this picture but for the life of me I can’t think of one. Maybe I’m just not enough of a Doctor Who anorak.

So what do you think? A gold-plated No-Prize to the best one (the kids call this crowdsourcing you know.)

Download: Silver Machine – Hawkwind (mp3)

Next week I’ll have a Spot The Ball competition for you.

Something for the Weekend

Pop Idols


The fact that the lead singers of Echo & The Bunnymen and The Smiths were on the cover of a glossy teen-pop weekly just shows you how bloody marvelous the music scene of the early 1980s was. Perhaps if he’d lived Ian Curtis would have made the cover of Smash Hits.

Though with that headline and the flowers it looks a bit as if they are “rivals” for some young girl’s affections and are both giving her their most soulful and smoldering looks. Maybe there was a photo romance story inside featuring Ian and Steven in a love triangle with Siouxsie Sioux.

Download: Show of Strength – Echo & The Bunnymen (mp3)

Something for the Weekend



This got to Number One twenty years ago now. Read all about it at Popular and feel (justified and) ancient.

Picture Post


Download: One Of The Boys – Mott The Hoople (mp3)

Junior Choice


He got the hang of this pretty quick, I actually had to stop him pulling too many albums out.

That’s my boy.

Download: What In The World – David Bowie (mp3)

Something for the Weekend

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