“…we should return to our war horse and complete the task…maybe Jimmy and I should wait until we are both over fifty before we record the sound of us as battle-scarred veterans of a hundred mercenary campaigns…” (Bad Wisdom p.207) Jimmy Cauty said of it in December 1990: “The ‘Black Room’ album will all be […]
Read More THE BLACK ROOM COMETH?
Radio Thing Podcast Fascinating interviews with Dave Pearson, The Strong Swimmer and Claire Callender.
Read More THE UNDERTAKER AND THE STRONG SWIMMER
I arrive back to Nottingham at 15:08. Of course I did. I sit down with my laptop and load up WordPress. I’ve got a story to tell. I need somewhere to put it.
Read More DAY 3+1: PART TWO – Home
Finally got back to my room for 3:23 am. Didn’t want to wreck the sheets so I hastily splashed away my skull facepaint which had actually left my skin feeling silky smooth. Maybe MuMu beauty products are a future venture. Then I drifted from my waking dream to a more traditional one. Woke at 8:23 […]
Read More Day 3+1: PART ONE – The Day of The Architect
A recent chat with Dan Badger has revealed that the band members were played a demo of TDOTD featuring a drum machine, Jimmy on bass and Bill on vocals. Dan has lovingly recreated what he heard in the link above. Ladies and gentleman, we have a new most rare record. Tribute. And here’s the boys […]
Read More TOXTETH DAY OF THE DEAD
Well, despite the most engaging ad campaign in history, I managed to leave The Funeral Pyre without signing up for MuMufication. £99 is a lot of money, but mainly it was because I didn’t want to carry a delicate unfired brick around all night. So we headed across the road and straight into The Invisible […]
Read More Day 3: PART FIVE – The Graduation Ball
Once we’d got past The Liver Building, things were getting dark – literally and metaphorically. The police presence became more and more intrusive. At one point, a parked car gave a police van the opportunity to cut across and block us in. Without skipping a beat, Gimpo rallied some troops to push the van out […]
Read More DAY 3: PART FOUR – BUILD A FIRE
You know the feeling you get waking out of a dark cinema into the afternoon sun? That. Times 23. And then doubled. And then multiplied by 23 again. This was how I emerged from The Rites of MuMufication. Where were we? What had just happened? Where we still alive? Maybe the oddest sensation was that […]
Read More DAY 3: PART THREE – THE GREAT PULL NORTH
Well… Imagine if this had happened before YouTube. Before Facebook. Before Twitter. Before camera phones. If you told people what happened, they wouldn’t believe you. And then you’d start to question yourself. What did I see? What did I hear? What did I do? What The Fuuk Was Going On? Much of Welcome To The […]
Read More Day 3: PART TWO – The Rites Of Mu(Mufication)
On Friday morning, with some time to kill and a soul to enrich, I popped into the Tate Liverpool and enjoyed the joint exhibition of Tracey Emin and William Blake. They were the strangest of bedfellows, but I enjoyed the contrast. Centrepiece of the exhibition was Emin’s Bed. The fact that this plays a pivotal […]
Read More DAY 3: PART ONE – BED