I have a pair I can't use that I bought through Seatwave under the name L IRVINE. I can't get tickets to Chapel and I don't need money. The say they can't transfer, but presumably that at least means…Continue
I'm being dim I fear, but I can't find where to pre-order Understated - couldn't find it in the shop. LOVING the Guardian stream in the meantime. Baby Jean is particularly gorgeous, and I'm so glad…Continue
One of the joys of seeing 'Juice (only managed once) and too much later Edwyn (can't count, so many: first was joyous Kilburn National Ballroom concert c My Beloved Alan McGee) was/(is again!!! ) his…Continue
What's yours? There are SO many to choose from: Time of the Preacher, Mr Bojangles, Rock'n'Roll I Gave You the Best Years of My Life, that Python Lee Jackson one ... number one in my personal chart…Continue
Thanks to @ jamiemoir for establishing that the night my life changed was:
28TH APRIL - ESSEX, UNIVERSITY
A life changing event for me, aged about 13 or so, I can tell you. My tunes, my clothes, my understanding of pop culture, my hair (that one never worked: a curlytop lad can never really win the struggle for a decent quiff, though god knows I tried) were never the same…Continue
The identity of this mysterious confiture-y sod would be blindingly obvious had Edwyn written this song 15-20 years later than he did. But of course en ceux early jours, il était un grande pike dans un (relatively) small pond.
N'est-ce pas Dada?
PS Vote Gorge!
For many years, if held at gunpoint by rock fascists compiling The Ultimate Top 20,000 Best Albums Ever, I would have had to declare a preference for The Orange Juice as the fullest expression of our boy's genius on a single record. Listening to a lot of the Collins/Juice canon at the moment, and I think if this dangerous critical menace were to burst in on me and my collection and require a choice, I'd have to declare a preference for The Black Session.
If nothing else, this…Continue