Sunday, January 24, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
Word in Your Attic. David Hepworth, Mark Ellen and M'self have a collective natter going from Abbey Road to Zodiac Mindwarp
One of the earliest entries on this blog involved Batman 222 wherein the Caped Crusader investigates a 'Paul is Dead' type mystery - September 2007 to carbon date the actual post.. A few weeks later it appeared in Word mag' ish 56, after a very generous offer from Mark Ellen to write 250 words on it...
Fast forward 13 years and a fantasticus chat was had with David and Mark for a birthday treat.
In forty five mins, we cover: rock stars in unlikely places - comics. football programmes, Rod Temperton's dodgy toplines. The sky-high value of collectable comics.
You can grab full timeline of diaries here
And risk Rod Temperton doing Rock With You below
To Westcliff-on-Sea where our celebrating patron offers highly entertaining memories of the "white stiletto crowd" at the Lacey Lady in Ilford, the Fickle Pickle Folk Club in Southend, a 'Paul Is Dead' Batman comic, Toni Basil's effect on a Bowie sleeve, Petula Clark, Sex Pistols ads, a Goofy Greats compilation and the Ladykillers at the Pink Toothbrush ("Altamont meets the Muppet Show") - and we play Southend Stackwaddy and guess the psychedelic album that starts with a foghorn.
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Debut single Back in this Place with it's music-for-moomins vibe is out now.. Janice Long gave us our first needle-time on BBC Radio Wales - you can listen or DL the single here
For some background chat, you can catch us on BBC Upload
Or hear it announced as Track of the Week on BBC Introducing
Friday, November 20, 2020
The latest Podrophenia is up for download. where Piley, self and Lord Hastings spin in a playlist of lockdown listens: from Peaches to Public Service Broadcasting, newbie tunes from Bob Dylan and The Damned, Southern soul from Elvis and The Everlys. And two quizzes Nut or No Nut and Rotten Film Songs. Dig in and DL below
Podrophenia Lockdown Listens..
Monday, October 26, 2020
Dig in and DL here - or where ever you get your podcasts
Friday, September 25, 2020
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Including the Faces doing Flanagan and Allan
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Podrophenia the letter Y - is up for download: Chris Constantinou joins us covering his career from playing Live Aid with Adam Ant and Top of the Pops goss' - to The Mutants, The Wolfmen and his new 1000 Motels project with Rat Scabies, plus new Clash covers with @itsrudegrl
From the Podro playlist Lord Hastings, Piley and m'self spin in tracks including funky reggae, Toussaint's buried treasure and a non-skippable Yoko track also the only Roxy Music track written by their drummer. Dig in and download
Friday, July 17, 2020
During these strange days, I've been busying about making a lo-fi hip-hop album (of all the things) - several tracks are still being tweaked and tinkered with - but a handful are ready to ship out and share...
If hip hop instrumentals, lo-fi beats or night vibes and suchlike are your sorta scene, I'd be infinitely grateful if you'd lend a listening ear below, to the first tune I've upped since ye ancient days of Myspace
The track is inspired by the ghostly opening notes and tones of Stan Tracey's Starless and Bible Black (of all the things) from a jazz tribute to Under Milk Wood. A piece I was introduced to through David Hepworth's Essential classics - during a trip to the Welsh borders in 2017. Tracey's stately chords have been haunting me since first listen - the only way to shake them off was to create something of a similar riff.
Quinn Martin style Epilogue: through the digital rummage sale that is eBay I managed to bag a repress of Stan Tracey's album for a third of the going market rate due to a misspelling - 'Stan Tracy' having blind-eyed if from the usual searches
Salutes due to Wilko Wilkinson for the use of his artwork of amazingness