Monday, 11 May 2015
Imagine you kept all your toys and comics from when you were a kid and never threw away any of your books or magazines when you were a teenager. Then you formed one of the most influential bands of the late 20th Century and kept souvenirs of that and all your subsequent adventures too. That's exactly what Mick Jones did and from time to time he displays his vast personal collection under the banner, The Rock'n'Roll Public Library.
I've been fortunate enough to browse through Mick's fascinating collection twice, both several years ago, firstly in Ladbroke Grove and later in Norwich. Now the Rock'n'Roll Public Library is opening its doors once again, this time in Venice! To coincide with the event, Mick Jones is releasing a six track mini-album of atmospheric instrumentals entitled 'Ex Libris'. Excellent it is too. Read more about the whole darned thing here.
For the many or for the few? You decide. Part Chimp - You Decide
A free-streaming tune? A pre-release download? A lead track? Or perhaps, an instant gratification song? What does one properly call a rad...
Just as Roger Moore would later be my 007 and Tom Baker my Dr Who, so, a few years earlier, Adam West was my Batman. It's interestin...
The artist's sketchbook. The author's first draft. The filmmaker's rough cut. Very few artistic creations arrive fully formed...
Your humble author with his battered copy of today's featured tune While sitting in the pub one evening in early 1980, my best pal ...