Monday, 27 April 2015


for percy who made astoundingly beautiful records...

a whole while ago now a bit of digital turned a bit pen and paper and stamps and walks to the post office  and a bit of acquaintance turned a whole lot dear pal...

the ghost of electricity july 25th 2008

"Yes, my six week search is at an end, and did this track get emailed from Arkansas, downloaded from DivShare or lifted from Lime Wire? Friends, it did not. Ally bought it in a record shop and posted it to me to rip.

Does Feargal Sharkey approve of this sort of thing? Will Mortlake Sorting Office soon be writing me a stern letter to warn me about 'single sharing'?

This is a Dusty Seven; expect crackles and heartache.

Thank you Mistress Ally and bona, bona lavs x
Percy Sledge - 'Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)' (1969)"


Friday, 10 April 2015

green shoots

tomatoes artichokes peas beans basil sunflowers radishes... grow my beauties grow...

in other news fountain pen filled suede shoes buffed... hope things are as springing with you dears...

walker brothers - my love is growing


Friday, 3 April 2015

good (rockin) friday

a dear old pal is off on a birthday roadtrip round some southern states so he got sent some elvis records to help the wheels keep turning...

as unlikey as it is that you don't have everything elvis already you can listen too...

the songs are...
my baby left me
i got a woman
i got stung
one night
i want you i need you i love you
a mess of blues
cotton candy land
she's not you
pocketful of rainbows
it's a long lonely highway
stranger in the crowd
i just can't help believing
gentle on my mind
kentucky rain
true love travels on a gravel road
i'm leavin'
tomorrow is a long time
early mornin' rain

and they are hanging around here ... i like elvis


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015


really most awful sorry for the lack of whatever it is we do here this last however long but i think all that gross goop flowing out my schnoz last month was the last sorry sludge of all brain inspiration and vague ability to do pretty much anything bar slumping over a gin ... i'm pinning all hope for a cure on a bit of a dance...

lovely rob ryan has a new mixcloud whatsit to give you half a clue what might be in his magic box this time...

i do love jeff perry

jeff perry - call on me


Monday, 2 March 2015

modal monday

oh i've not been well dears really i've not... the jazz has helped... well it would... most especially when it turns out that tubby gonsalves isn't mrs gonsalves's big un at all but that paul one you know that paul one no i didn't either but it is i'm assured him and that tubby hayes... and there was me...

tubby gonsalves - pedro's walk