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Happy St Andrews Day

A Happy St Anfrews Day to all fellow Scots home or abroad

November 30, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Poor Show Amazon

Thanks to the non delivery by Amazon of my new router I am still without broadband access

Next day delivery my a##e

November 30, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving

Broadband still down so for now it is a simple iPhone sent Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers.

Helpless Dancerr

November 27, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Not In Service

Sorry but wireless router on blink with replacement on order from Amazon.

Normal service will resume as soon as is possible.

Helpless Dancer

November 26, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Bob Seger


Bob Seger’s recorded output was never able to match his live performances with his two double live albums, “Live Bullet” from 1976 and “Nine Tonight” from 1981  being in my opinion his best releases.

The only studio album that comes close was his covers project from 1972 Smokin’ O.P.


Here is his take on “Bo Diddley”

Like Springsteen Seger was at his best when with his band, in his case The Silver Bullet Band.

Here is Still The Same from 1978

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Old Music, Video | | 1 Comment

Working On A Dream (Update)



“Working On A Dream” the single will be available to purchase from iTunes tomorrow, however if you hurry you can legally download it for free until midnight EST tonight from Springsteen’s web page HERE

You can now listen below

November 24, 2008 Posted by | New Music | | Leave a comment

Bruce Springsteen – Working On A Dream


Bruce Springsteen releases his twenty-fourth album ‘Working On A Dream’ on January 27 2009, which was recorded with the E Street Band.

The songwriter recorded and mixed the songs at Southern Tracks in Atlanta (as well as additional studio time in LA, NY and NJ) and the LP includes 12 songs, plus two bonus tracks – full tracklisting is further down the page.

Speaking of the album, Bruce Springsteen says: ‘Towards the end of recording [last album] ‘Magic,’ excited by the return to pop production sounds, I continued writing. When my friend producer Brendan O’Brien heard the new songs, he said, ‘Let’s keep going.'”

“Over the course of the next year, that’s just what we did, recording with the E Street Band during the breaks on last year’s tour. All the songs were written quickly, we usually used one of our first few takes, and we all had a blast making this one from beginning to end.”

Working on a Dream Tracklisting:

1. Outlaw Pete
2. My Lucky Day
3. Working on a Dream
4. Queen of the Supermarket
5. What Love Can Do
6. This Life
7. Good Eye
8. Tomorrow Never Knows
9. Life Itself
10. Kingdom of Days
11. Surprise, Surprise
12. The Last Carnival

Bonus tracks:

The Wrestler
A Night with the Jersey Devil


November 23, 2008 Posted by | New Music, News | | Leave a comment

New Music – Franz Ferdinand

franz-ferdinandBelow is a version of the forthcoming first single from Franz Ferdinand’s third album *Tonight” which is released on Monday 26th January 2009


Tonight: Franz Ferdinand:

01 Ulysses
02 Turn It On
03 No You Girls Never Know
04 Twilight Omens
05 Send Him Away
06 Live Alone
07 Bite Hard
08 What She Came For
09 Can’t Stop Feeling
10 Lucid Dreams
11 Dream Again
12 Katherine Kiss Me

Check out The Modern Music for a limited period download.

Ulysses – Franz Ferdinand

November 23, 2008 Posted by | New Music | | 1 Comment

Neil Young Archives Vol 1


After more than 20 years, the first volume of Young’s career-spanning box set is finally coming out. The 10-disc set (available in Blu-ray for $432 or DVD for $345, and eventually in CD and download formats) is built around an interactive timeline that allows users to access hundreds of hours of audio and video, ranging from Young’s high school band through 1972’s Harvest. “There’s photos, there’s original lyrics, there’s all the materials that make up a career,” says Larry Johnson, the set’s producer. So when is Vol. 2 due? “Now that we’ve done the format,” says Young, “it’ll be quicker.”


Check out the great An Aquarium Drunkard for more info and some great downloads.

In the meantime here is a version of “Powderfinger” from the postponed 1977 album Chrome Dreams which may appear and a current favourite of mime “A Man Needs A Maid”



A Man Needs A Maid

Aye but how many people will be able to afford it and how many people will be satisfied with the chosen format……not me for one on either score

November 23, 2008 Posted by | News, Old Music | | Leave a comment

Top of the Pops back For Christmas


The BBC has had a change of heart about axeing the Christmas Top Of The Pops by announcing a double bill over the festive period.

As well as the traditional hour-long Christmas Day edition, BBC1 will also show – for the first time – a New Year’s Eve edition of the programme. The programme will give an overview of the year. Just last month the BBC said the programme would not be screened this year and would instead be replaced by episodes of the archive series TOTP2.

Jay Hunt, controller of BBC1, said: “With shows on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, Top Of The Pops has never been bigger.

“The shows will form the centrepiece of a massive musical offering during the festive season that we hope viewers are really going to enjoy.”

It’s not all good news though – Fearne Cotton will be hosting the shows. Top Of The Pops was pulled from the schedules in 2006 but the Christmas edition was allowed to live on, on their own merits, until the recent announcement that they were to be taken off air.


Now this takes me back to short trousers and the school disco (before they were made palatible via a dose of vodka in the toilets!)

November 23, 2008 Posted by | News, Video | , | Leave a comment

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