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Anyone who caught Neil Young’s gig at Slane Castle in Ireland in the Summer 1993 will be saddened at news of the death of Stax stalwart Donald “Duck ” Dunn,bass man extraordinaire It was good to see Neil on such fine form , but to have a backing group of the calibre of Booker T. and the MGs and support by Pearl Jam was  icing on a very tasty cake. They even played their old mate Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay” which they had provided backing for way back in the 1960’s.Duck follows Otis over forty years later .Another great one goes down. 

Below you can see a little animated film I found on Bhob Stewart’s excellent site:

Moonbot Gumbo in Shreveport

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011) by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, was produced by Moonbot Studios in Shreveport. It won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Set in New Orleans, the 15-minute film references Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, Jules Verne and more. Moonbot’s future projects appear to be equally imaginative.

“The Wild Eyes single launch live @ Mello Mello Liverpool 12/5/1012” 



I’m following these on SOUNDCLOUD


I Look Good On You single launch party

To celebrate the release of their debut single on 7″ vinyl THE WILD EYES are throwing a do at Mello Mello, Liverpool with

BY THE SEA and THE LOUD also playing live and and excellent tunes being spun all night. It’s £4 on the door and everyone gets a copy of the single ‘I Look Good On You’ b/w ‘Too Much’ by The Wild Eyes on lovely vinyl. You’ll get a download code too. Doors are at 7pm ’til 2am.  ——


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Sad news for all the old MONKEES fans out there as Davy Jones slips off this mortal coil at a relatively young age.This lovely old JACK DAVIS illustration [He of EC comics and Mad magazine fame] caught the Monkee madness of the time in those dayglo 1960’s .Davy was the cute one…a little too cute for the guys, maybe, but a talented part of the four- headed teen monster that the Monkees became. They had a great anarchic Marx Brothers / Beatles inspired show and some really solid pop  tunes from some of the best pop writers. They were never going to be” credible” but they made a great fist at pure pop entertainment and subtle insubordination and gradually developed into a good pop band when they took hold of their own destiny and began creating their own music. Revolutionaries for the teenies and MAD magazine fans. They managed to make Jimi Hendrix look like the anti-christ when he supported them on tour and in doing so gave him some excellent publicity. So goodbye Davy Jones,You made your mark.This is one of my favourites, “Porpoise Song” from their film “HEAD” which they made with Jack Nicholson. Below that is the wonderful “Bad Luck Blackie” by Tex Avery for all the cat minders out there and in remembrance of that little pirate Jazz who unfortunately used up all his allowance recently. There’s much talk of the long awaited film of the HOBBIT and there will doubtless be a huge publicity campaign to drum up follow-up business to this Lord of the Rings “prequel”.I’m looking forward to seeing how our own thespian Irishman, Jimmy Nesbitt, handles his Tolkien role. I’ve been a big fan of Tolkien’s sword and sorcery  since my long lost schooldays of fifty years ago and was n’t surprised that the books and styles became totems of the psychedelic society of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.The Incredible String Band epitomised the “look” with beards , velvet and leather and long flowing hair.It harked back to an imagined time of romantic valour and a medieval view of good , evil and other- worldiness. It also percolated into the music , with bands like Led Zeppelin and Fairport Convention and artists like  Sandy Denny sharing the sensibility in songs like “the Battle of Evermore”. With the new pervading technology and mastery of CGI,  it eventually became possible for the right creative mind [Jackson} to gather the right artists and put these fantastical visions onto the cinema and video  screen so that I could again enjoy it with my children a generation later. That said, I have never come across this great animated film version of the Hobbit by Gene Deitch from 1966.That’s the guy who is associated with many excellent and anarchic animated cartoons such as Tom and Jerry and who is the father of the great underground cartoonist, Kim Deitch ….keep up !!}.I picked up the link from the great Bhob Stewart’s POTRZEBIE pages. {Always a bottomless source and a fund of interesting and unusual  information since the late 1960’s and early 1970’s  when I first came across his name associated to EC comics and the underground comics / fanzine press. View it here and check out the Gene Deitch link for background information about the film.  


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