Some of the best people I know are NOT from New Jersey… they’re Scottish, actually, Glasweegians… and this is what happened, when New Jersey’s finest has been meeting Glasgow’s best for the last time… In my humble opinion, probably one of the best audiences all over Europe (YES, Scottland actually IS a part of Europe!)…
TONIGHT only: SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES’ opening of their Euro Extravaganza 2011 at the Renfrew River Ferry, Glasgow… I can’t be there, other commitments, you know… but I know quite a few very good people who will and I know they’ll be making me proud of them – again!
A Sunday might be the best choice for me to post this BBC4 feature about one of the two brothers who formed the core of one of the best ever bands to come out of Britain. This feature takes a little bit more than one hour, and might be the best hour of your lifetime you’d be investing in watching TV this week… and, hey, since it’s Sunday…!
You don’t expect a political or social commentary piece on the riots in the UK from me on this music blog, do you? Well, the Clash did one already, 31 years ago. Still valid, I believe! The news are providing so called “reports” day in and day out. I can’t take that for more than 30 seconds anymore. But I still recommend Penny Red’s Panic On The Streets Of London. She’s just been trying to describe and explain a bit more than “just” the scenery out on the streets – she’s doing that as a Londoner – so, she has all rights to be personal. I believe she did well. Now, beside the quite brilliant article – you might want to read the whole comments as well. That gives you a picture. If it doesn’t give you quite more than that!
Britain is a tinderbox, and on Friday, somebody lit a match. How the hell did this happen? And what are we going to do now?
With a fantastic, breathtaking rendition of their 1983 debut hit this great band of survivors keeps reminding us that it wasn’t all bad in the eighties. Last time I saw Big Country with their original leadsinger Stuart Adamson was at the final Rockpalast farewell show to the Grugahalle in Essen, together with two other of my idols, Jackson Browne & BAP some-when in 1986.
Do you remember the beautiful and endless summers of your childhood? Six weeks school holidays and the sound of the FM radio attached to your bike, when you were up to the next adventure right around the corner of the next block down your street at any time?