Puglia 2011

Music Memoire #3


The third episode: Some prehistoric some more recent PREVIOUSLY: #1: Back in the day #2: OTHER MUSIC

Puglia 2011

04 Dec 2011 2 222
In the ' Land of the Grey and Pink ' (See LP cover image) With my old friend, supreme Bass player & Singer Richard Sinclair (Playing Guitars a bit, for ourselves). A week staying 'La Dolce Vita' in his rural Trulio house; (not this ruin he was trying to convince me to buy! Ha!) First met Rich at Jubilee Studios in 1972 - Still friends. CARAVAN In The Land Of Grey And Pink In the land of grey and pink where only boy-scouts stop to think They'll be coming back again, those nasty grumbly grimblies And they're climbing down your chimney, yes they're trying to get in Come to take your money - isn't it a sin, they're so thin ? They're black buckets in the sky, don't leave your dad in the rain Cigarettes burn bright tonight, they'll all get washed down the drain So we'll sail away for just one day to the land where the punk weed grows Won't need any money, just fingers and your toes And when it's dark our boat will park on a land of warm and green Pick our fill of punk weed and smoke it till we bleed, that's all we'll need While sailing back in morning light, we'll wash our teeth in the sea And when the day gets really bright, we'll go to sea drinking tea So we'll sail away for just one day to the land where the punk weed grows Won't need any money, just fingers and your toes And when it's dark our boat will park on a land of warm and green Pick our fill of punk weed and smoke it till we bleed, that's all we'll need They've black buckets in the sky, don't leave your dad in the rain Cigarettes burn bright tonight, they'll all get washed down the drain © Richard Sinclair

Chalon-sur-Saône mid-90's

30 Dec 2014 1 181
à l'Ouest de la Grosne (probably @ the 20th anniversary of the club) These photographs were taken in the kitchen at Jacky Barbiers famous club. We played there many times in various combinations. Usually over a few days. Here with Jacky and wives & g/f are ; Myself, Elton Dean & Hugh Hopper. Here is another photo including Pip Pyle ; drummer on this particular visit. Img Thx: Patrick Hugon FROM THE BOOK: www.ipernity.com/doc/824253/39487198/in/album/671525

Dec 1973

14 Mar 2015 1 317
MELODY MAKER CLUB CALENDER - MOTHER SUN last dates 1973 My band of the time ('72-'74) I was just 17-18 years old, kids eh! + More great names and times. Geez I remember the paper being bigger! Amalgam, Lol Coxhill, Nucleus, Stan Tracy, Terry Smith. Dr. Feelgood, Bobby Bradford, Caleb Quaye, Danny Thompson, Jim Dvorak. Veryan Weston, Derek Bailey. Ovary Lodge. Kathy Stobart, Alan Holdsworth, Pete King, Barbara Thompson, Major Surgery, Jo Ann Kelly, Louis Moholo, Bryan Spring. John Picard, Tony Coe, Ian Carr, Don Lusher. Jazz Centre Society. Bulls Head. The Plough. New Merlins Cave. Peanuts. THX STEVIE!!: From the archives of Tozer

Geldof Band 2009

31 Aug 2015 1 185
Here we're headlining the Genk Festival, Belgium. Image from VIDEO: "I don't Like Mondays" Band L-R Mark Hewins, Alan Dunn, Bob Geldof, Jim Russell, Pete Briquette, & extreme R, Vince Lovepump, (Bob Loveday)

London 2015

30 Jan 2015 3 2 290
Dreamtime Collective: 2015 Rehearsals and the London Loft Scene. Pictured L-R Kevin Davy, Tpt (obscured), John Edwards, Bss (missing) Jim Dvorak, Tpt. Jim LeBaige, Drs. Alan Tomlinson, Trb. Gary Curzon, Sax Me, Gtr. ~ V I D E O ~ > instagram.com/p/ydShnrFdM1/ < Jan 2015 - Vortex, London. The Gig! Here I'm working with my 1956 Höfner President (serial # 2680) ; but I first played my Burns Electric Bass with the original Dreamtime, as a dep for their regular Bass player; Roberto Bellatalla, back in the 1980's. The great Nick Evans played Trombone and co-founded the original band. (I guess now I'm Keith Tippett's dep.. fnarr fnar, as if.. :P)

Sinai 2007

31 Jul 2007 2 220
Operation Wallacea ; 2007 (Diving Heath & Safety Officer) My Desert-proof expedition Guitar and amp - (Hofner & Pignose) Comes apart, goes in with the dive gear, it still goes everywhere. instagram.com/p/wekkmQxF1h - And here it is; Dec 2014!

Arctic 2004

28 Mar 2004 1 188
After a dive, changing Guitar strings outside at -10C (No wind) (Prepared Guitar?) Thx Stevo Breen, one of the 'Happy Hut Club' team, for taking this shot with my camera.. (A semi-selfie) Scan from print. Film: iso800 Ilford B/W And thanks for the loan of the Guitar, Lars-Petter Øie.

UK Tour; 2002?

18 Dec 2014 3 182
Sex, age & death poster Just found this in the attic, looking through old boxes of film prints to post. Played Guitar on this UK tour with the Geldof Band; (2002, I think) Real "knock 'em down, roof comes right off" R&R stuff! Had fun… (Not the current BoomTownRats tribute band) Video Link on this page

Norwich Festival 2004

27 Mar 2004 3 207
Hugh Hopper Trio Here working 'prepared' Guitar with Hugh Hopper - Bass, & Elton Dean - Saxello. (Originally a FB post on their respective fan pages.)

Margate Festival 2013

30 Jul 2013 1 150
Margate Jazz Festival 2013 Carol Grimes band: A windy day at the "End of the Pier show"! L→R: Carol Grimes & Me; David Mossman (Festival promoter & owner of the Vortex London ), Jennifer Maidman , Annie Whitehead , Neil Sparkes . More photos

à l'Ouest de la Grosne mid-90's

30 Dec 2014 3 199
Chalon-sur-Saône One of the combos at Jacky Barbiers club 20th anniversary week. (See previous collage) L→R Hugh Hopper (Bss), Patrice Meyer (Gtr), Elton Dean (Sax), Myself (Gtr & Hat) (Probably Pip Pyle playing Drums; hidden) Img Thx: Patrick Hugon

Back in the day

09 Jan 2015 3 183
From Jacky Barbier's Club 20th anniversary bash France mid-90's Paris/Chalon. Grins all round! Top; with Klara & Faton Cahen Bottom; with Phil Miller & Patrice Meyer (Just found another box of film prints to scan!)

Picato Musicians Strings

17 Jan 2015 1 237
S. Wales 2013: 27 years endorsing handmade Picato Strings (So far!) Here in the factory office in Treorchy - (& on the factory floor) Jane, Gaynor, Myself and the great 'Tony the string' My eternal gratitude to Picato: "without you I would just be holding a piece of wood"

London early 1980's

20 Sep 1982 2 218
SOFT HEAP - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_Heap L-R: Me (Gtr), Pip Pyle (Drs), John Greaves (Bss), Elton Dean (Sax). This was taken at the 7 Dials in London's Covent Garden. An old established Jazz gig, in 1982 or thereabouts. One of the couple of UK gigs we ever did in this combo. Most were in France. HEAR 'AVERITABLE CENTAUR' FOR FREE! ("Allmusic" classes this Music & Band as "Prog"… Its not. )

Old Canterbury hats

09 Apr 2011 2 185
Canterbury Scene A mid-80's Christmas. A brace of Bass players I worked with a great deal. (Both had played in the Wilde Flowers in the 60's! ) Above: Graham Flight Below: Richard Sinclair Scan from Polaroid prints

New York '99

27 Jun 1999 3 1 298
Daevid Allen 1938-2015: and now Gilli Smyth 1933 – 2016 …………… They both made a difference. GONG 1999 30th anniversary world tour (Knitting Factory NYC - Psychadelia festival Opposite the Sun Ra Arkestra) Thx Imgs: Unknown Daevid Allen and Mike Howlett in the background as I scream away! Gilli Smyth and I have fun with it all.. I remember Lou Reed turned up, he left me a note! Completists; the diaries remain. Some years later (2012) Family tree here- www.macgraphic.co.jp/ich - & - Diploma with Music Video Link ||| MORE DETAILS

Kyoto '99

26 Jun 1999 3 1 160
26 Jun '99 - We play TAKU TAKU club in Kyoto. Gong Global Family (Brainville #1?) + Godess T Chris Cutler, Hugh Hopper, Me & fan Nozomi Kito. (Daevid Allen not pictured here) I remember the track 'Dynamite!' being particularly good that night Bootlegs exist.. Thx img: Nozomi Kito - Scan from film print.

Los Angeles '99

19 Jan 2015 3 1 149
GONG gig at the Sunset Strip H.O.B. - 2 June '99 My AAA pass is still stuck on the back of my Pignose amp! We also did the Chicago HOB (which was a much more amazing venue) Here's my merch swag Polo shirt from that one! townpainter.deviantart.com/art/Flaming-Logo

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