Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Today is the 30th Anniversary of Bob's passing... but just as he wrote about Haile Selassie, BOB LIVES!
People still want to listen to and reflect on him. I am doing two radio pieces today, one for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and this one for BBC Radio2, an actual documentary on BOB IN EXILE - the London years that I cover in The Book of Exodus - presented by Original I 3, Marcia Griffiths.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Village Voice. Poly Styrene and the Grown Women of Punk

Very happy indeed to do this article for the Village Voice on a generation of Grown Women Punks, spiraling from the loss of Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex and the Slits' Ari Up within six months.

Friday, April 29, 2011

David Byrne article FADER

Curiously this article I wrote ages ago seems to have just manifested online, according to Google Alerts anyway. One of two I did on David Byrne last year. Go figure.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Village Voice, Washington Square News & more on SUMMER NYU PUNK COURSE

This is one of the lovely articles that came out re this exciting experimental SUMMER PUNK COURSE that I am teaching at NYU. For the first time, it is open to non-NYU students.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Gary Lucas's Beefheart bash at Knitting Factory, Brooklyn Friday April 8

Some Came Running -

A blog about the Beefheart soiree virtuoso guitarist and Beefheart maven GARY LUCAS is hosting at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on April 8. The lovely Hal Willner and another Goldman fave, Felice Rosser, are among the worthies gathered by Lucas for the event. I will be reading a Beefheart lyric, which will be fun! As it is very free-associative and percussive, there's a chance for drama...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I was amazed to come across this footage of the mid-80s series I used to have with the late lamented music maven Charlie Gillett on UK Channel 4, The Late Shift. We were like a musical Siskel & Ebert, and showed some fantastic music docs -- and the somewhat dodgy flick of the Pink Floyd's The Wall, too...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Interview w me on Revenge of the 80s radio

Chris Cordani's interview with me on his Revenge of the 80s Radio show, celebrates the re-issue of the first Flying Lizards LP, on which I co-wrote and sang two songs I frankly still adore, THE WINDOW & HERSTORY