Sunday, 29 June 2008

Another random playlist

The Luxury - The Tragically Hip
Marquee Moon - Television
Waiting on a train - The Bottle Rockets
Late November - Pavlov's Dog
Mr Skin - Spirit
Give us a ring - John and Beverley Martyn
Stoplight - The Silos
Lowlands of Holland - Steeleye Span
House on the Corner - Fat
Walking Sideways - Spectrum

Saturday, 28 June 2008

The Good Rats

A few days ago I heard the Good Rats 'Tasty' for the first time. I can't stop playing it. The Good Rats have been a band I've liked a lot since I first heard their music nearly 30 years ago(I remember buying one of their albums at a great, long since gone, record shop in Edinburgh called Ezy Rider). I was excited to finally find Tasty. The whole album is great and two of the tracks 'Injun Joe' and 'Fireball Express' have been addded to the great rotating random play list in my head. It's a refrain you will hear a lot from me, but why a band this great is not so much better known, I don't know.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Prometheon year one - 1

In an effort to start exposing more of the many hours of unheard Prometheon creations, you download some recordings from our first year from the link below:

Sam Peckinpah

Last night I watched ‘Cross of Iron’ on dvd. This was only the second time I’d seen the film, the first being at least 20 years ago, when I watched it on video. Peckinpah has long been one of my favourite directors and I’ve been watching a lot of his films recently. Without doubt ‘Cross of Iron’, is one of his best and one of the best fims of its genre. A bitter, cynical violent film, that is not without its own optimism. I thought I’d list my favourite five Peckinpah films. In descending order. Here they are:

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
The Wild Bunch
Cross of Iron
The Getaway
The Osterman Weekend

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Where in the world?

Where in the world is this?


Here's a first picture on this blog by my good friend JOB. It is the only image that currently represents Prometheon.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Jimmy Miller

Yesterday, for the first time in a while I was playing Spooky Tooth's 'Spooky Two' in the car. I played it in the car again today. This and their first album are two of my favourite albums. Tonight I was sitting in a pub in Richmond, with my dear friend Steve Hyams, talking about Spooky Tooth. The last few times Steve and I have met Jimmy Miller seems to come up a lot in our conversations. One of the most important influences on the way rock music sounded in the early 70s, it's a privilege to be able to hear about Jimmy Miller from somebody who knew him. More about Jimmy Miller later, when Steve tells some stories.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Mister You're a better man than I

This came up on random play again tonight. I can never hear it too often. My favourite version is Oxford Circle's. I can't recall any other versions but the Yardbirds.  Suggestions for other versions to hear would be appreciated.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Jigsaw Puzzle

Last night on the way home from the Prometheon session I was playing 'Beggars Banquet' and It occured to me of all the Stones songs (I'm a big fan of everything they did up to when Mick Taylor left the band) 'Jigsaw Puzzle' is probably my favourite.

B S Johnson and Jonathan Coe

I just finished Jonathan Coe's biography of B S Johnson, 'Like a Fiery Elephant'. It's a remarkable book about a fascinating short life.  The last novel that was published in Johnson's lifetime, 'Christie Malry's Own Double Entry' is one of the great English novels and one of my favuourite books. I looked forward to a biography of the writer and was not disappointed, a great book about a great writer

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Who do you love

'Who do you love' is a song I've heard countless times by many artists. I never tire of it.  I thought of it today, reading that Bo Diddley had died. A sad day for music and a sad day for the world.