The 2017 Champions League of Darts

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Noe Gold

 

The famous dart league organized by the Professional Darts Corporation was the 2nd annual staging of the tournament that took place between 16-17 September 2017 at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Wales. … Continue reading 

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Catcher In the Wry

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Noe Gold

 

Catcher College Monthly spreadLO, a photo by Doctor Noe on Flickr. So what do J.D. Salinger, John Lennon and Prince have in common, and what is the relevance to Rock and Roll? Funny how these things work out. I received … Continue reading 

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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Mod. Sort of.

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Tony Fletcher

 

My memoir, Boy About Town, is published one month today, July 4. This is one of the photos I put forward for the cover; unfortunately we couldn’t find the original, in part because it ended up in a Peter York … Continue reading 

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Tales Told Out Of School 6.0: the professional teen model

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Heather Harris

 

(Sixth in a series of tales told out of school, both literally and figuratively, how my Swiss Cheese brain remembers such events which may or may not be accurate at all. Preface: I attended a girls’ private prep school in … Continue reading 

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Festival Schedule

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Greg Wilson

 

The sun is shining and festival season 2013 is almost upon us. I’ve just finalised my schedule for the coming months, so hope to see you at one, or more, of the following: June 6th – Movement Detroit Appreciation Party … Continue reading 

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STOP WORKING FOR FREE!

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Barney Hoskyns

 

Please pass this on… STOP WORKING FOR FREE. Calling all freelance content providers (musicians, writers, actors, photographers, designers etc): Join me in WITHDRAWING UNPAID LABOUR from the creative and media industries. The exploitation of freelance content providers has gone on … Continue reading 

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The Man Whose Mind Exploded: Toby Amies’ envoi to his extraordinary friend Drako Oho Zarhazar

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Paul Gorman

 

I can’t wait to see documentarist Toby Amies’ envoi to his extraordinary friend Drako Oho Zarhazar. Over the last year or so when we have bumped into each other socially, Amies has shown me snippets on his phone. Each tasty … Continue reading 

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All Hopped Up (and locked out and blown down!)

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Tony Fletcher

 

Ever had one of those evenings you feel you should have stayed home? I drove up to the WGXC studios in Hudson with a heavy cold Wednesday May 29th to host my monthly radio show, All Hopped Up (and Ready … Continue reading 

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“Bring me your dented and bent out of shape”: Johnny Moped documentary is on the way

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Paul Gorman

 

//Johnny Moped, Dave Berk, Fred Berk, Slimy Toad, 1977. Photo: Chiswick Records// In an age glutted by boil-in-the-bag popular music documentaries, I’m looking forward to Fred Burns’ Basically, Johnny Moped, about the unpredictable outsider who emerged via associations with The … Continue reading 

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ANOTHER DAPPER LITTLE CHAP

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Heather Harris

 

Another dapper little chap visited us this week, this fancy pigeon with matching white flecks and hooded crest, above. We feed birds you see, not only to make them happy but to attract these little subjects usually photographed by my … Continue reading 

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In Praise of Robyn Hitchcock, Vinyl and the Stones Reissues

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larryjaffee

 

By Larry Jaffee At Robyn Hitchcock’s gig with his band The Venus 3 at New York’s Webster Hall April 26, he went into a stream-of-conscious diatribe about vinyl’s superiority over the “little” CD, essentially the old commerce vs. art debate. … Continue reading 

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Best Thing I’ve Heard Recently: Palmyra Delran’s ‘You Are What You Absorb’

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larryjaffee

 

Photo: Albie Mitchell By Larry Jaffee When I heard the first notes of Palmyra Delran’s great new album You Are What You Absorb I immediately had a flashback to my initial listening experience in 1976 of Blondie’s debut LP (Private … Continue reading 

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The master tailor’s tale: Il Sarto di Picasso

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Paul Gorman

 

In her review this weekend of TJ Clark’s new book Picasso And Truth: From Cubism To Guernica, Financial Times art critic Jackie Wullschlager writes about how meaninglessness replaced absolute truth in the 20th century epoch of terror and totalitarianism, and … Continue reading 

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Jeffrey Morgan

 

Click to read the latest column from Jeffrey Morgan: JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #370

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Author: 

Greg Wilson

 

David Mancuso’s London Loft party, ‘Journey Through The Light’, celebrates its 10th anniversary on June 23rd. Held Upstairs @ The Light in Shoreditch, it’s a party like no other, underpinned by a high-end audiophile sound system that has to be … Continue reading 

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Author: 

Martin Colyer

 

Wayne Miller died last week Wayne Miller was one of the less famous names at the legendary photo agency Magnum. Continue reading 

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RITE OF SPRING: 100th anniversary of punkrock-style riot!

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Heather Harris

 

100th anniversary today (5.29.13) of punkrock-style riot over first performance of Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” (Le Sacre du Printemps) as performed by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in Paris, choreographed by titanic dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, himself reduced to shouting and pounding … Continue reading 

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Author: 

Paul Gorman

 

//Photo: Joe Stevens// Joe Stevens’ 70s photograph of a pensive David Bowie merchandise seller is included in British artist Jeremy Deller’s British Pavilion installation English Magic at the Venice Biennale. Stevens took the photo outside west London’s Hammersmith Odeon on … Continue reading 

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Author: 

Heather Harris

 

 Elephant herd in the Maasai Mara, Kenya, 1997, from a color xerox of my original photo. You can SAVE ELEPHANTS via the Amara Conservation Group LINK. They work towards preservation of the African Elephant, still massively endangered by ivory poachers. … Continue reading 

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A&R Edits

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Greg Wilson

 

The first 2 releases on the new A&R Edits label are simultaneously issued this week on limited DJ only vinyl – ‘Buffalo Dance’ / ‘Voice of Nature’, Henry Greenwood’s reworks of Neneh Cherry’s ‘Buffalo Stance’ and George Benson’s version of … Continue reading 

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MIKE WATT & The Missingmen: double punk happiness with FERAL KIZZY

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Heather Harris

 

Herein entitled “double punk happiness” in the Asian vernacular not so much due to strong bill at The Redwood 5.4.13 but also because headliners Mike Watt and The Missingmen performed a set entirely composed of classic songs by The Clash … Continue reading 

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Author: 

Michael Gray

 

Here’s my entry on Rodgers in The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia:Rodgers, Jimmie [1897 – 1933]Jimmie Rodgers was born in Meridian, Mississippi on September 8, 1897, disproving General Sherman’s post-march announcement of the 1860s that ‘Meridian no longer exists!’ Rodgers, looking in his publicity pictures like a cross between Bing Crosby and Stan Laurel, was ‘the father of country music’ yet was mesmerised by the blues, a genre to which he contributed and with which he became familiar from working alongside black railroad labourers. Hence his other appellation, ‘the Singing Brakeman’.(The railroad line, and even the train, still runs through Meridian, which is built on a rise. The track crosses a wide street that climbs to tall, elderly buildings, some of which must have gone up during Jimmie’s childhood.)Rodgers, the inventor of the Blue Yodel, had a short life and a brief career.Continue reading 

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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #369

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Jeffrey Morgan

 

Click to read the latest column from Jeffrey Morgan: JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #369

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PIGSHIT: Unforgotten Rebels

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Gary Pig Gold

 

With the release, in practically every format imaginable, of some TOO-long-awaited Forgotten Rebels tribute albums, not to mention an accompanying eBook even, I couldn’t help but cast what remains of my memory back to that good ol’ Summer of Hate, … Continue reading 

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Author: 

Michael Gray

 

Men in hats… Continue reading 

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Burlington Blues

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Tony Fletcher

 

Anyone who has run a marathon – or participated in any endurance sport, come to that – knows that, seasonal averages be damned, trying to predict the weather for race days is something of a crap shoot. (The exception being … Continue reading 

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