TOP OF THE POPS 12/3/87

Missing from the current BBC 4 reruns as a result of a dodgy contract for Mike Smith. The full line-up for the show was: Alison Moyet – cover Jackie Wilson – Inexplicable plasticine revival follow up Nick Kamen – Levi’s model Freddie Mercury – cover Beastie Boys – white boy rap Boy George – cover […]

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FOREVER CHAPTER 5

Available from Amazaba or stamped with a postcard from the author. Here’s the popular Chapter 5 for free. Chapter 5 SINGLE LADIES Boyd King was asleep. This was how he liked to travel. Since he was a small boy, he’d always slept through journeys. Car, boat, aeroplane and now rocket into space. Faced with a […]

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PIGSPURT’S DAUGHTER (SLIGHT RETURN)

Now available in four chunks of delightful gastromancy. More here. Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Interview Also available as Apple Podcasts When Daisy Campbell was six, she went with her father, Ken Campbell, to visit the Czech film director Otakar Votocek. “The daughter will go farther than her father,” Votocek pronounced, in […]

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BRING BACK MINCE PIES

As the accidental curator of The 400 Remix Project, I had the pleasure of being the first to hear each wonderful contribution as it landed in my inbox. This would often take place through headphones, in a darkened room and would invariably lead to a spine-tingling few minutes as the jigsaw pieces of this awe-inspiring […]

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THE BEGINNING OF MY END

(Liberated from G**ty I****s) DAY ONE It’s 2 minutes to 3 as I turn off the engine on High Park Street. I’m two minutes early, but I can’t help feeling like I’m really late. The Unexpected Item In Toxteth Town Hall has been on display for three hours already. Mince pies have been baked and […]

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