Leaving it till late afternoon meant that the gallery wasn't too busy, so at no time did I feel rushed when walking from room to room. Macca's trusty Pentax (the camera of choice for all four mop tops) recorded the kind of intimate and candid photographs neither the press or indeed anyone else could possibly have recorded.
Saturday 30 September 2023
Sunday 24 September 2023
Thursday 21 September 2023
Wednesday 20 September 2023
It would be easy to pluck a Beatles tune, or a Wings tune, even a solo McCartney tune today. Instead, however, I've gone for one of his more adventurous workouts and a perfect companion piece to both Blackbird and Bluebird.
The Fireman - Two Magpies (1993)
Sunday 17 September 2023
Sandra's Wedding - Given Rain (2023)
Tuesday 12 September 2023
We live in a world where nothing surprises me anymore. In recent times we've seen satire and parody being issued their respective P45s as fiction has been beaten to a pulp by reality. Strange days indeed, Mama. So when I heard that Thomas Walsh (Pugwash & Duckworth Lewis Method) had recently put out a new single* with Joe Elliott (yes, that Joe Elliott, the Joe Elliott from Def Leppard) on backing vocals, I barely flinched. "Of course, he has," I probably spluttered. 'Why wouldn't he?" And why wouldn't he indeed. As Classic Rock magazine, of all people, put it so perfectly: "The musical equivalent of a flurry of butterflies on a summer evening." I have nothing more to add. Apart from "It's bloody brilliant!"
Thomas Walsh: All This Hurt (2023)
* It's lifted from his first solo album 'The Rest is History' - released 31 October.
Found myself back in Hull at the weekend. A few beers on Saturday in the Old Town and a bit of a wander, (& a rather nice pizza) and what better way to round off proceedings than with a few pix of my favourite bridge on Sunday afternoon. I never tire of looking at it (I know, I've told you that before); I'm in awe of it every time I see it (Yes, I've told you that too). And it never looks the same twice. (Yep, ditto above.) I must have fired off a couple of dozen shots at least - many whilst trying to eat an ice cream - and in true spray and spray fashion there were a couple of keepers; the rest will take up residency on my burgeoning photo roll.
Dodgy - Water Under the Bridge (1993)
Wednesday 6 September 2023
The Stones (what's left of 'em) have released a new single. Everyone's getting into a bit of a lather about it. Maybe cos it's 60 years since their first 45 hit the shops.
What's it called? Angry.
When's it out? Now.
Is it any good? (Shrugs) S'alright. 7/10; the video's better.
Alright then, the video? A solid 9. See for yourself.
The Rolling Stones - Angry (2022)
Monday 4 September 2023
Saturday 2 September 2023
Pinkney 'Pink' Anderson (1900-1974) was a blues singer & guitarist from South Carolina; not a legend, as such, but by dint of his name, together with fellow bluesman Floyd Council (1911-1976), unwittingly gave Syd Barrett in 1967 the perfect portmanteau for his new group. Very little archive footage of Pink exists, so feast your eyes and ears on this relic:
Pink Anderson - She Knows How to Stretch It
Friday 1 September 2023
Welcome to Installment #9 of 2023's Photo Challenge. Following August's amazing collection of phone boxes I asked you for, and I quote, ''Imposing edifices; tall buildings, masts, towers, obelisks. You name it, if it's imposing, I want to see it.'
And, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, you didn't disappoint. So, without further ado...
Rol kicks tings off tis month: 'Hi John. Nice easy one this month. Attached are two pictures of the Emley Moor TV & radio transmitter, the tallest structure around these parts. One from below, with the sun behind creating an eclipse effect.