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  1. transit full of keith on So you’re the best chance of getting me downGo »

    Further rummaging in the rucksack of climbing literature, it turns out the first account of a UK rock climb, Coleridge’s famous letter about descending Broad Stand on Sca Fell, has quite a bit in common with ‘Mod Diff V Diff’. There’s a dead sheep, a fantastic description of being stuck on a ledge, and possibly the first written occurrence of the word ‘crag-fast’. No “dreams wheeling on thermals”, but we do get “the Soul along swimming through the air in many shapes, even as a Flight of Starlings in a Wind”. He’d only gone for a sensible walk as well.
    All here: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/mappingthelakes/STC.html#stc_day5

    21 May 2019

  2. Cream cheese and chives on Here come the Barmy ArmyGo »

    Sedbergh restaurant-
    Hawaiian Pizza
    Traditional ham and pineapple.
    When do things become traditional?

    21 May 2019

  3. The bastard in the hat on Chesil Beach is far away in timeGo »

    Here is Mary Warnock in 2008. The strapline is: “The government plans to reclassify cannabis and to prosecute men who pay for sex. It should stand firm despite libertarian jeers”. The article discusses women being used as objects, or treated as “wholly human”.

    21 May 2019

  4. FRED & HARRY on Rock CityGo »

    Every year when summer comes round, off to Ibiza I go.
    I don’t care if I do spend a pound, I’m rather rash I know.
    See me dressed like all the sports,
    In me blazer and a pair of shorts.

    With me little bit of Rock City Notts
    Along the promenade I stroll.
    It may be sticky, but I never complain
    It’s nice to have a rub of it now and again.

    Every day, wherever I stray, the kids all round me flock.

    One afternoon the DJ up high on the deck
    Slipped on his shiny floor and broke his flippin’ neck
    So I jumped in his place and I soon called the shots
    With my sticky bit of Rock City Notts

    With my little stick of Rock city Notts,
    Along the promenade I stroll,
    In my pocket it got stuck I could tell
    ‘Cos when I pulled it out I pulled my t-shirt off as well

    Every day wherever I stray the kids all round me flock.

    A girl while bathing clung to it, my wits I had to use
    “Can I cling this sticky thing? You surely won’t refuse?”
    I said, “You may be drowning, but I don’t want to lose
    My little stick of Rock City Notts.”

    With my little bit of Rock City Notts,
    Along the promenade I strolled…
    In the nightclubs I went dancing each night
    No wonder every girl I danced with stuck to me tight

    Every day wherever I stray the kids all round me flock.

    A fellow sketched my likeness in Sant Antoni
    I said when it was done, “Is that supposed to be me?”
    “You’ve properly mucked it up – the only thing I can see is
    My sticky bit of Rocky City Notts.”

    21 May 2019

  5. PETER MCORNITHOLOGIST on The Lux Familiar Cup 2019 – Tournament PreviewGo »

    come on Doreen .

    21 May 2019

  6. transit full of keith on The Lux Familiar Cup 2019 – Tournament PreviewGo »

    Well, it’s solidly the fourth best song on ‘Hedge Cut’.

    21 May 2019

  7. Alice van der meer on More HMHB in the MediaGo »

    When the Cambridge gig is rescheduled, you could go and have a pint in Barry Wom’s pub, y’know…

    21 May 2019

  8. CARRIE ANNE on Pre-Gig Chat (2019 gigs)Go »

    The Liquid Room website is indicating that the Edinburgh gig is a sell out.

    21 May 2019

  9. dr desperate on More HMHB in the MediaGo »

    Anyone who has bought/swiped a copy of Mojo (that’s not how I would spell “Fuckin'”) could do worse than turn to the ‘Hello Goodbye’ feature on the inside back page, where Barry Wom describes how he joined, then left The Rutles. “It started with a search for sandwiches. Litigation and a week in Butlin’s ended the dream.”

    21 May 2019

  10. Steveee on The Lux Familiar Cup 2019 – Tournament PreviewGo »

    On current form Every time a Bell rings could be favourite.

    20 May 2019

  11. Carrie ANNE on Rock CityGo »

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-42136706

    20 May 2019

  12. Carrie Anne on Rock CityGo »

    You can now buy a piece

    20 May 2019

  13. dr desperate on KnoydartGo »

    (For “owner” read “behaviour”.)

    20 May 2019

  14. dr desperate on KnoydartGo »

    Interesting article in today’s Times of London about The Old Forge, the only pub on the Knoydart Peninsula and reputedly Britain’s remotest. The locals have apparently taken exception to the landlord’s “unpredictable” and “extremely rude” owner and set up their own one-room shed (or bothy), to which they now bring drinks and snacks from the village shop.
    Fair play, and I hope it stays fine for them, but they should bear in mind that the landlord, one Jean-Pierre Robinet, is a Belgian gentleman.

    20 May 2019

  15. EXXO on Suranne JonesGo »

    Splendid.

    19 May 2019

  16. Transit full of keith on More HMHB in the MediaGo »

    Agh, just winced at the mention of reserve goalkeepers at the cup final there. Harsh.

    19 May 2019

  17. EXXO on More HMHB in the MediaGo »

    Soz that was me on auto-moan on a bleary Sunday morning, trying to remember a train of lamentation from another bleary Sunday several weeks back. Three albums
    were always going to be benched, and it does seem that it’s the long players who try something a bit different that fall out of favour…

    19 May 2019

  18. EXXO on More HMHB in the MediaGo »

    Many thanks, Aiwacat. Just in time to prevent me having to swipe a copy from the Smith’s at the station, which has gone self-service and so deserves everything it gets (especially as regards the publications that have tokens for the current Northern Rail offer). Their usual 11-album format was always going to make two albums feel more than a bit left out, like reserve goalkeepers at the cup final. The omission of Godcore was expected and that of the recently-neglected Urge for Offal was dreaded. Neil’s tune-smithery throughout the canon also neglected in predictable fashion, especially in the “others wax and wane” sentence. L’enfer c’est les auteurs.

    19 May 2019

  19. dr desperate on More HMHB in the MediaGo »

    Andy Kershaw interviewed Nigel and Geoff at the Brampton Live festival for his R3 programme in 2006 (see the sparsely-attended Video Miscellany page).
    I recall Mark Lamarr telling Wreckless Eric that he (Lamarr) would donate his spleen if he (Eric) ever appeared on R3, so the first night he was on the channel Kershaw played ‘Whole Wide World’.

    19 May 2019

  20. Transit full of keith on More HMHB in the MediaGo »

    Not the first time for Biscuits on R3, I’ve heard Ian McMillan on The Verb put in a word for them before. And I think the makers of Late Junction sometimes put them on, between the Stockhausen and the Tuvan throat singing, to irk the purists.

    Nice Mojo article, ta!

    19 May 2019

  21. dr desperate on More HMHB in the MediaGo »

    Excellent work, @Aiwacat. Also @Jitsu_G, @Carrie Ann, @probably others here and Nige (Mr Gig) Tassell, whose comments were printed.
    (Mine, as ever, were overlooked.)

    19 May 2019

  22. aiwacat on More HMHB in the MediaGo »

    Received the new MOJO this morning, and had access to the elderly works’ scanner this afternoon. So, for those who are interested…

    https://flic.kr/p/2fWHMuB

    https://flic.kr/p/2exKuAH

    18 May 2019

  23. John anderson on Kiss Cream Carnival, Lime Sky Spooky PillsGo »

    I enjoyed the first 25 minutes, the rest less so. There was a bloke in a Dukla Prague away kit sat directly behind me but I didn’t get the chance to say hello.

    18 May 2019

  24. dr desperate on More HMHB in the MediaGo »

    Good spot, @GWA. She once suggested that Radiohead (q v) might do an HMHB covers album.

    18 May 2019

  25. Eric t'viking on More HMHB in the MediaGo »

    @ Gok Wan Acolyte – by ‘eck, Radio 3!
    Virtually part of the Establishment now…

    18 May 2019

  26. Gok WAN Acolyte on More HMHB in the MediaGo »

    Radio 3’s The Verb featured HMHB last night, its theme was “Rivers” and journalist Jude Rogers selected “Hair Like Brian May Blues” as one of her examples of rivers in popular music. You can find it here from 40:25 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00051sn
    Presenter Ian McMillan concludes that “there isn’t enough HMHB on Radio 3” so perhaps we might hear them more often

    18 May 2019

  27. Transit full of keith on Kiss Cream Carnival, Lime Sky Spooky PillsGo »

    Enjoy the match today John…

    18 May 2019

  28. John Anderson on Kiss Cream Carnival, Lime Sky Spooky PillsGo »

    Í’ve just had the pleasure of interviewing ex Cocteau Twin Simon Raymonde for a podcast a mate and I are putting together which hopefully will be available soon. He hadn’t heard this song but I mentioned the lyrics to him and he was highly amused.

    17 May 2019

  29. The harbinger of nothing on Your (latest) PBRs…Go »

    The train will have done… but, sadly, without me on it. I got off at Bristol, which is something of an HMHB dead zone.

    17 May 2019

  30. Rich Scopie on His mate’s got a six-berth in Kinmel BayGo »

    Wondered if anyone else had spotted this on BBC News…

    AFC Fylde accountant blew £240,000 on sex, drink and drugs

    17 May 2019

  31. parsfan on Your (latest) PBRs…Go »

    Any on platform 3?

    16 May 2019

  32. dr desperate on Your (latest) PBRs…Go »

    Though you may not have stopped there, @THoN, I presume you also passed through Dawlish (and the Slough of Despond).

    16 May 2019

  33. The harbinger of nothing on Your (latest) PBRs…Go »

    The train, of course, originated from London. Not the Planetarium, but it counts. That makes it 6 on one journey.

    16 May 2019

  34. The harbinger of nothing on Your (latest) PBRs…Go »

    I noticed this morning that the train I was on called at an impressive five HMHB-referenced places:

    Swindon
    Bath (no longer in Avon)
    Newton Abbot
    Totnes
    Plymouth (slightly tenuously, but I think it counts*)

    Can anyone beat that? I’m sure there will be more somewhere on the Wirral peninsula.

    *At least I didn’t count Par. That would be too tenuous. Don’t want to make it too easy…

    16 May 2019

  35. hendrix-tattoo on The difference between us and all the other bands…Go »

    Off to see a band called the Beths tonight in Band on the Wall….
    https://youtu.be/CV3Bjx-vPTg

    15 May 2019

  36. cream cheese and chives on Kit KatsGo »

    While listening to something about how much English language comes from Romany-posh, lollipop, mush for three- I remembered this piece of useless linguistic trivia.
    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2017/04/149199/kit-kats-hidden-meaning-japan
    I then lost my train of thought and went searching for inflatable tubers and found they had all been used to flavour said confectionery.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/worlds-weirdest-kit-kat-candy-bars/2/

    15 May 2019

  37. Eric t'viking on ZorroGo »

    @Schoon: The Flashing Blade – now that was quality!
    Two brothers hurtling around on horseback across some war-torn country in 18C Europe(?), for what purpose I’ve no idea, except there was some blonde lass in a castle who popped up now and again..?

    The theme tune though – that takes me right back:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KYWOFo6SFM
    “.. and life and love and happiness, are well worth fighting for …”

    15 May 2019

  38. sean mcgrath on Reviews: Robin 2, Bilston gig – 8th February 2018Go »

    he looks like a milk thief

    14 May 2019

  39. dr desperate on ZorroGo »

    ‘Champion the Underdog’ (Sutherland Brothers and Quiver).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4KM4sSp4to

    14 May 2019

  40. paul f on Get back in your technical areaGo »

    F is for going fucking mental when Tranmere win in the play offs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG6AY0snB0w

    14 May 2019

  41. Schoon on ZorroGo »

    @Paul. I don’t remember Zorro but I do remember Champion. Also Casey Jones, the Flashing Blade, Robinson Crusoe and Belle and Sebastian.

    14 May 2019

  42. dr desperate on CarlGo »

    You say Carmina
    And I say Burana
    Carmina, Burana
    Carmina, Burana
    Let’s Carl the whole thing Orff.
    (VCM, Only Connect)

    14 May 2019

  43. dr desperate on BorderlineGo »

    At least they’re keeping the Rock City, Notts.

    14 May 2019

  44. Paul f on ZorroGo »

    One of the tv series that used to replace Swap Shop on Saturday mornings during the summer, along with Champion the Wonder Horse.

    13 May 2019

  45. Chris The Siteowner on BorderlineGo »

    The curse strikes again.
    http://dhpfamily.com/2019/05/live-music-venue-borderline-set-to-close/

    13 May 2019

  46. cream cheese and chives on Mark ChapmanGo »

    He looks different on Match of the Day.

    13 May 2019

  47. dr desperate on Dave StewartGo »

    Nothing but total respect for Annie Lennox refusing to have anything to do with this deal.
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/may/10/hipgnosis-buys-music-catalogue-eurythmics-dave-stewart?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR1dphM-mFj_4Sj3c-Mt82yk_dviNA3NfzmF4TfvocxrRSfhJpvAjFTNd2I

    13 May 2019

  48. vaughan on The crazy world of Arthur BrownlowGo »

    MATTL would know, he took the photo.

    13 May 2019

  49. Mattl on The crazy world of Arthur BrownlowGo »

    Look what Vaughan got:

    https://i.imgur.com/lvEHkvP.jpg

    13 May 2019

  50. Nigel on Brad FriedelGo »

    Obviously not even mildly impressed

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48221664

    11 May 2019