Saturday, October 30, 2010
I always liked Anna Nicole Smith. She was beautiful, sexy, larger than life and she was good to her fans, including me. She responded to me personally via her official website a few times, which was lovely of her as it wasn't something she had to do. She endured an absolute firestorm of criticism and ridicule throughout (and beyond) her short life and died tragically young aged just 39.
There are many exploitative books and websites out there that tarnish her memory or highlight her demise, but precious few that celebrate Anna Nicole's life or extraordinary beauty. I've never really understood that.
I guess Ive always been a bit protective of Anna Nicole. It just makes me angry and sad that those closest to her didn't feel the same way....
Anna Nicole Smith Verdict
Friday, October 29, 2010
1.For All We Shared
2. Violet Skies
3.Deep In Borrowdale
5.Go Well Diamond Heart
6.Back To Life
7. Hold The Sun
8. And When The War is Over…
1. The Sound Of The World
4. Anything At All
6. Hats Off
7. Forever Young
8. Days Of Our Love
The Special Edition is limited to just 2333 copies. A single disc standard edition will be released in 2-3 months time. Mostly Autumn play the Robin2 in Bilston on November 26th.
Meanwhile the final Mostly Autumn concert featuring Heather Findlay "That Night In Leamington" has been released as a two DVD set. Further details on all of this can be found here:
Mostly Autumn Website
Finally congratulations, love and happiness to Heather Findlay & her partner Ian on the birth of their second child yesterday.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Asia - Asia head out on the road on their "Omega" tour in December. They will play the newly opened HMV Institute (formerly God's Kitchen) in Deepest Darkest Digbeth on December 11th.
ELO - Hmmm... what's all this then? BBC 4's autumn schedule lists a programme called "ELO - 40 Light Years". The programme charts - and I quote - "... the fascinating story of musical genius, singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne.. the programme follows the band through their successes, up to their brand new ELO album – their first for almost 10 years...."
And that in itself is strange, as all the noises were that Jeff was working on a solo album which would be billed as such. Watch this space then...
Breathing Space - In April this year I attended an emotional evening at the Robin2 in Bilston to see Olivia Sparnenn's last performance with Breathing Space before taking over from Heather Finday in Mostly Autumn. This is soon to be made into a DVD and the first clip from this has been uploaded to You Tube by the band this week.
Rick Springfield - Rick releases his autobiography "Late Late At Night" this month - which should make for interesting reading. It's even got it's own website here:
That's all for now - more to post when time allows!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Ten days into a new month and this is the first chance I've had to update this blog. In between work, football, college (I'm studying Welsh) and two gigs this week (Go West in Bilston and Yoso in Digbeth) it's strange where the time goes and how much energy it all takes out of you. In the words of the Bryan Josh song "One day I'm gonna slow down...but not tonight!".
Anyway, enough philosophy (for now), the point of this blog entry is to go back in time to mid September when something special happened at a Half Man Half Biscuit gig at the Robin2. Towards the end of their set the band stopped playing and on walked a solitary figure... Dean Freidman! He proceeded to play his song "A Baker's Tale"... before joining the band for a fine version of their song "The Bastard Son Of Dean Freidman"! (pictured above) What a legend! Worth the ticket price all by itself that!
As everyone went off stage the crowd all chanted "There's only one Dean Freidman!" - and how often do you get to do that?! Great stuff.