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1985, Saturday, late Spring/early Summer. My slightly dangerous friend from London is down for the weekend (we’ve kept doing this since I moved out of London nine years earlier, first weekends away organised by mums, now we just turn up, him particularly). We go out into town with a few other people and meet more there, including my last girlfriend who I split up with… not really, nothing so dramatic as that, splitting up with someone demands a moment in time – my last girlfriend before we drifted apart a year or so ago. We’ve been dancing the dance a bit again recently, nothing happening but spending a lot more time talking and just hanging around together.

I’ve been talking to my dangerous friend about things and he knows how it stands with me (essentially I don’t want to be her ex any more) and we’ve been talking about it this morning, and he smiles at me as we bump into her. We wander around in a group and we wander back and I’m talking to other people and I turn a corner to go towards a friend’s house – and they’re in each others’ arms, and they’re kissing – you know, kissing.

I live two minutes away but I get there in one. I don’t remember three flights of stairs but I took them. I find, as I wave my hands around and have a bit of a shout, that I have a new record with me and I put it on… and on, and on and on. I spend the rest of the day listening to it, and listening to it and listening to it. It feels bitterly ironic (I don’t think I would have even thought that word – I certainly wouldn’t have known how to use it accurately, this is a Pip-like grown-up-looking-back knowingly layered narration) and it feels like it’s laughing at me and it feels like it’s just life and it feels okay and it feels like pride, however pride might be feeling. I listen to it until the early evening when I go out and bump into people and have to meet him because he’s staying with me (and we’re not old enough for him to just disappear without parents getting worried) and he’s annoyingly straightforward but there’s really nothing I can do about it. I feel a bit better now, anyway. Because of the song.

A postscript. A bit later that summer, when things had gone wrong for them as things do, my ever more dangerous friend needed to see her and talk to her but couldn’t risk the wrath of her father. It was okay, though, because he had a plan. You know the kind of plans you realise are just perfect, without noticing that they’re perfect because you’re drunk, or high, or utterly desperate? He used to have those kinds of plans as a matter of course (“We’ll steal some whisky” “I’m sure they’re only blues” “Nobody will notice it’s gone”). This plan was to borrow a ladder from me and climb up to her window, her room being at the front of her house and her dad’s being at the back. My folks were away that weekend (I can’t believe my mum knew he was staying. She knew. She never would have allowed it.) So he waited until he was sure she’d be asleep and set off with the ladder (we’d had a long talk in which I’d told him seventeen reasons why it was a terrible plan and he’d brushed them all aside perfectly politely). It was about midnight, and it was Saturday, and he had to walk straight down the High Street to get there. I went to bed. I was woken an hour or so later by some very persistent banging on the door. There were just the two policemen with him. I confirmed his story (I’ve never been more tempted to go with “Officers, I’ve never seen this gentleman before in my life” but it just wasn’t me) and they shook their heads and warned him to leave town (not really but you could see they meant it), and I put the ladder away.
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I stuck a six inch gold blade in a head of a girl. Oh laughter.



Shake it baby.
Post Posted: Mon 17 Dec, 2018 12:50 am
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Sometimes this just has to be done.

Post Posted: Fri 14 Dec, 2018 2:35 am
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I heard this described on the radio today as 'goth pop'.



Ummm...I think she's clearly a Robert Smith fan, she's got the make up and the moves, but she sounds like she wants to be in The Cranberries, which is fortunate as I seem to remember an opening recently becoming available.

Just wearing the clothes doesn't make you something. If I was to venture onto the street tomorrow in full plate armour I wouldn't be an actual medieval knight. Especially if I was brandishing my lance from the back of a pink Nissan Micra.
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Post Posted: Mon 10 Dec, 2018 1:01 am
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Well and other stuff...

Post Posted: Mon 10 Dec, 2018 12:45 am
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This is the Depeche Mode I grew up with.

Post Posted: Mon 10 Dec, 2018 12:29 am
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Isn't Louis Wain great?

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Post Posted: Fri 07 Dec, 2018 3:08 am
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Guess which one joined a fabulously nuts neo-folk band?

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This is one of the girls from Strawberry Switchblade. I've met a few racists at neo-folk events.
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I keep telling you people drugs are good and have no adverse effects at all.
Post Posted: Fri 07 Dec, 2018 2:43 am
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I did used to like a good mosh. But what with my back problems these days...

Post Posted: Fri 07 Dec, 2018 2:25 am
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It's a shame U2 ended up being such utter wankers.

Anyway here's Ministry, I forgot to include them in my 90's indie/alternative night.

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I only saw the Pogues once supporting U2 and they were so pissed they were all over the place kicking leads out of guitars and forgetting what they were playing, it was at once one of the best and worst performances I'd ever seen.

I was there to see U2, my one and only gig collaboration with my dad who was in the midst of a mid life crisis which involved a really stupid hat.

Which was the Joshua tree tour. Sky would have been 15. And his favourite U2 song is...

Post Posted: Fri 07 Dec, 2018 1:53 am
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I'm sorry to hear about Pete Shelley.

I've got a Buzzcocks song rattling about in my head at that tantalising distance where every time I try to hear the words to narrow down the search it recedes into the vast empty expanses of my brain.

So in the meantime here's some more Pogues.

Post Posted: Fri 07 Dec, 2018 1:23 am
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Screaming folkpunks to stadium rockers


Post Posted: Thu 06 Dec, 2018 11:51 pm
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Great track 8-)
Post Posted: Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:40 am
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At some point I'm confident some of this will begin making sense.
Post Posted: Mon 03 Dec, 2018 1:25 am
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Thanks Adam.

The 'She wants revenge' track is one of the only decent goth songs I've heard since the late eighties. It was playing while Lady Gaga was being a sex temptress in American Horror Story while ripping off 'The Hunger'.

And don't get me started on Blues and Motown.



Fuck Yeah!
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Post Posted: Sun 02 Dec, 2018 12:48 am
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Ain't no place like Motown.

Post Posted: Sun 02 Dec, 2018 12:42 am
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Homage-a-go-go


Post Posted: Fri 30 Nov, 2018 11:43 pm
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When I used to write a music blog I played some of his songs and he emailed me and said have you got any of my songs you can send me?

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Post Posted: Fri 30 Nov, 2018 11:25 pm
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I remember this being played on something like 'saturday superstore' and Sarah Greene trying to react calmly and sensibly to it afterwards.

Post Posted: Fri 30 Nov, 2018 11:22 pm
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This was always my favourite Adam and the Ants song - all of the beautiful arrogance of pop music is here in 'so what's the point of robbery when nothing is worth taking'

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The world has become an incessant shopkeeper pestering you and trying to rip you off at every opportunity like some omniscient Arkwright.

Anyay here's g..gr..g..grrr..g..grrrr...Gayle.



I imagine that scrote at the start now provides sex toys for Tory ministers.
Post Posted: Fri 30 Nov, 2018 3:00 am
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There are worse places to be.
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I know I'm being repetitious but we all have places we go in our heads that are comforting, we like the familiar. This is just mine.

Post Posted: Mon 26 Nov, 2018 12:59 am
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Ok, well as long as everyone understands you're all fabulous.

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The following is what you'd get at any Indie night at any club in the early Nineties.

If it was in Scotland or the North East.

Indie alternative nights. Everything from actual indie to punk to goth to early techno.
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But let's face it. Indie fucking rocks.

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Let's admit that some of those who may have originated that indie sound are now massive wankers.

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