Monthly Archives: May 2011

Gil Scott Heron knew a thing or two about nuclear disasters

“We nearly lost  Detroit”  – Not one of Gil Scott Heron’s most popular tracks – not poetry, not jazz ,not not floating flute solos but full of some wise words about the environmental and social effects of putting  nuclear power stations near to  large cities.

Wonder what he thought about the Fukushima meltdown when he had written this track over 30 years earlier.

Now, how far away is Oldbury power station from Bristol ….um, not that far. I wonder if Homer would like the view from the River Severn?


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Is that a Bristol accent I hear?

I think this must be the only song I know with a west country accent on it apart from tunes by the wurzels – unless you know of more?

Now that the NHS, schools and much more has moved over from the public sector to the quasi private sector Gary Clail’s toastings don’t seem quite so far fetched to my mind. We may not have privatised the air  – yet … but with carbon trading between countries, we’re kind of close.

Where’s a radical music making builder when you need one?

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Was walking ever so artistic?

Richard Long – the other great artist from Bristol ( …apart from Banksy) uses words and walking in a form, if it were possible, even more compact than a Zen Koan. Simple words: place names, spatial positions, time datum all combine to create artistic beauty.

Severn walk by Richard Long

Severnwalk by Richard Long

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Wardour – a special place

The journey to Wardour encompasses winding roads and dappled verges, a prelude of the magical castle and grotto that awaits the traveller. Another visit beckons before too long


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Manga, manipulated music and spliced up Sci Fi

link to colourbox cover

Exotic, original and ...colourful

The mighty Colourbox deliver an iconic blast of drum machine and sci fi spliced music to take you to a far flung stellar system. Click the cover to hear  and see more. I don’t know the manga cartoon but love the music. Colourbox also gave the world the best never heard unoffical offical world cup theme in 19986 . Just Google it.

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Hard hitting and ahead of its time – Keith Leblanc dub / cut up pioneer

Just stumbled on this Keith Leblanc and Malcom X track whilst looking for OnuSound updates. Makes me wonder what the track would sound like if it had been created now. Click the image  and listen.

Cover of single  - No Sell Out

Title of this track says it all

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Straight Yellow

It’s amazing what you can find at your feet. Even old iron has a beauty of it’s own


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