Sunday, August 27, 2006

yonkers fringe summer

It's been yonkers since I did a proper posting..that's the problem with summer and the edinburgh festival. I was out today to hear Vikram Chandra read and discuss his new book, and last night I went to a celebration of the life of piper and fiddler Martyn Bennett. In between I have done a hip hop workshop and been out drinking and carousing in the city. This is the last day of the Fringe and it looks like it has been another fantastic success all round. I spent a lot of time at the Book Festival and even saw Jeanette Winterston and Ian Rankine wandering around. The only complaint has to be the price of a glass of very ordinary vino at £4.00 a pop and a plastic sandwich at a momentous £3.95. there has to be something more imaginative than a glug filled between two bits of white sweet bread. ..talkin of is indeed something that is that...two great singers givin it laldy

Tracy Chapman and Natalie Merchant In the Ghetto live mp3

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Car chase

crazzzzy !!!!!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Oasis - Live Forever (Acoustic-Liam Singing)

sometimes this is what i want to hear..fantastic!!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


remember this show from way back,,,great clip,,,enjoy

Monday, August 07, 2006

queen jewels

Actor Mel Smith said he would smoke a cigar on stage today when he played the part of Winston Churchill. He said that he needed to puff away to make the play 'authentic'. I have never heard such a load of rubbish in a long time. When have you seen a murderer on stage really kill his victim to make the play 'authentic'...the smoking ban is here to stay Mel...maybe you hadn't noticed that 87% of Scotland is now in favour of going out and not getting smoked out!
The Queens Hall is under threat from the Council who seem to be hell bent on closing this fantastic venue and opening up a glass and concrete warehouse in Leith. Thankfully there is a campaign going and such luminaries as Ricky Ross, Donnie Munro and Beth Neilson Chapman are supporting it staying open as one of the best venues in the country.
Ms Chapman says' is one of the most magical places I have ever performed in. In a world filled with franchises and cookie-cutter repetition, the history and vibe of a place like the Queens Hall is a rare treasure. I hope it remains in place as a cultural jewel of a place to hear music'.
I have seen Marianne Faithfull, Nick Cave, Allison Moorer, Dougie McLean, Raul Malo and last but not least Gillian Welch. The venue added to the magic and it would be a crime to see this venue disappear to satisfy the faceless bureaucrats.
If you want to support this great venue you can support the online petition
make your voice count!!!
Allison Moorer How She Does It mp3

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Travelin' Band

This was the very first single I ever bought. Played the vinyl right through the deck...great to see the of the best bands ever..rock on!!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

curtain dogs

The big story of the day has to be Tommy Sheridan's victory against the News of the World He has just been awarded £200,000. Check it out here
I guess watch this space folks..will anybody be sued for perjury or will the paper win it's appeal??? it's not over till it's over right enough.
Another guy who has come in for a lot of persecution lately is this bod. Here is one for the underdogs and justice.
Babyshambles Curtain Call mp3
Emmylou Harris & Johnny Cash sing 2 gospel songs

can it get any better???? I don't think so....a grear loss to not just country music....

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Iggy Pop - The Passenger

this is outta sight!!! what a guy and what a song. Thank God for Youtube!!!!