Gene Vincent - Polio and Power

The Disability Song List

I’ve was nominated by a German friend for something called the ‘7/7 challenge’. For seven days I needed to choose seven tracks to represent seven words or phrases or places, the nominate someone else. On day three I chose Disability.

Trombone Heroes

Arise Music Man – Jamaican Independence and the Awesome Album Discovery

The jazz, reggae and ska trombonist, Rico Rodriguez, died last week. He was 80. His sent DJ Pete Paphides in search of Rico (and specifically The Specials) related tracks to play on his Soho Radio show. I went looking too because I certainly recall Rico playing on some Prince Buster tracks and was convinced I had the perfect track to show off with. This search resulted in a revelation.

Heads Up

Brazil and the Religious Kitsch-o-Rama – Video

I was brought up as a Roman Catholic but rejected the teachings early on. One thing I’ve not rejected – and I have tried really my dears – is my fascination with all of the regalia, imagery, paganism forced into the RC idolatry mould and general gorgeous kitchiness of the nasty faith. The room, on the left as you enter the Museu Mineiro is power-packed with images and statues, but also comes with…

The Pickford Brothers

My Music – and Plok the Exploding Man

Older readers – readers over the age of 30 probably, rather than readers who’ve been reading this blog for longer than a week – will know Ste and John from Nintendo games such as, well, Plok. Well, Plok is now a comic, and Ste inks it regularly live on Periscope before putting a speeded up version on Youtube. This week, I offered up a soundtrack and he accepted.