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  Topic: Joe Jackson's gig from hell- OR: Skinhead Goonstomp
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 4:24 pm   Subject: Joe Jackson's gig from hell- OR: Skinhead Goonstomp
Every gigging musician has had at least ONE ‘gig from hell’, perhaps more if they’re unlucky. Here’s Joe Jackson’s account of his. Fresh out of school at the turn of the 1970s, he has just formed a ja ...
  Topic: Horace Dammers
Imani

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PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 11:25 am   Subject: Horace Dammers
Some of this may be familiar to anyone who may have read very early interviews, or was a member of the 2 Tone Fan Club back in 80-82, Willo's book etc. Or 'Hoolies: True Stories of Britain's Biggest S ...
  Topic: Horace Dammers
Imani

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PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 8:06 am   Subject: Horace Dammers
As I recall, Jerry was always very reticent about speaking of his past during the Specials' heyday, and if you read about Joe Strummer's family background, it's similar in terms of being more privile ...
  Topic: Horace Dammers
Imani

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PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 6:26 am   Subject: Re: Horace Dammers
Also shares his birthday with George Best...

Today is Jerry's birthday, which coincidentally he shares with Sun Ra and Dennis Bovell.[/quote]

Cool
  Topic: Horace Dammers
Imani

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PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 6:25 am   Subject: Horace Dammers
What provenance! - thank you Imani - as your post has lead to some cool links .......

https://layreadersbookreviews.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/thank-you-holy-spirit-horace-dammers/

and many happy ...
  Topic: Horace Dammers
Imani

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PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:30 am   Subject: Horace Dammers
AKA Jerry's father... has a fascinating biography. A potted version can be found on Wiki. The following is a section.

'He was born in Great Yarmouth, on 10 July 1921 to a family of Hanoverian origi ...
  Topic: Professor Neil Ferguson: A 'scientist', allegedly...
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:13 pm   Subject: Professor Neil Ferguson: A 'scientist', allegedly...
Most people, i.e. not 'at risk', have remained indoors, despite the professor's porkies. Amazing. Or perhaps not.

The past two months has been an invaluable education.
  Topic: Peel Sessions
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 4:41 pm   Subject: Peel Sessions
That eclecticism was the best thing about John Peel's show. With Peelie, you never knew what he'd play from one record to the next but it all fitted together.

So much of music we've had since the e ...
  Topic: Peel Sessions
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 3:40 pm   Subject: Peel Sessions


Apart from Radio Luxembourg and the evening slot of David Jensen, Richard Skinner and even (gulp) Mike Read for a while, it was where you went for music that wasn't just based on the top 30. Even ...
  Topic: Peel Sessions
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 9:47 am   Subject: Peel Sessions


Apart from Radio Luxembourg and the evening slot of David Jensen, Richard Skinner and even (gulp) Mike Read for a while, it was where you went for music that wasn't just based on the top 30. Even ...
  Topic: Peel Sessions
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 5:48 am   Subject: Peel Sessions
First began listening to John Peel in 1978. It was the only place to hear punk. Another part of the appeal was all the reggae he played.

He did a few sessions with The Beat where I first heard *New ...
  Topic: Professor Neil Ferguson: A 'scientist', allegedly...
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 10:02 am   Subject: Professor Neil Ferguson: A 'scientist', allegedly...
I know some will focus on the Tories. For me, it's of no relevance to the story, just as it wouldn't be if any other party was in power; it's a side issue at most.
Any platitudes on the failings of t ...
  Topic: Professor Neil Ferguson: A 'scientist', allegedly...
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 5:28 am   Subject: Professor Neil Ferguson: A 'scientist', allegedly...
The Swedes didn't go into 100% lockdown and most of them are still alive, interestingly enough. Possibly this virus likes Sweden, and that's understandable.

Of course, I'm no scientist. But seeing ...
  Topic: Professor Neil Ferguson: A 'scientist', allegedly...
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 5:00 pm   Subject: Professor Neil Ferguson: A 'scientist', allegedly...
On April 27th, Professor Neil Ferguson said that over 100,000 deaths by Christmas in the UK could result from the early lifting of the lockdown. Ferguson, of Imperial College, was the government advis ...
  Topic: Millie
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 3:29 pm   Subject: Millie
A tribute to Millie in the article below from the Jamaican Observer:

Millie Small, the Jamaican singer who introduced the world to ska with her hit My Boy Lollipop in the 1960s, died yesterday in E ...
  Topic: Wanted for a book about The Beat
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 9:42 am   Subject: Wanted for a book about The Beat
I might have a ticket stub from seeing them in 1982 but that's about it.

Bowie had some highly complimentary things to say about The Beat, scroll to the bottom of the link.

http://englishbeat.ne ...
  Topic: Rolling Stones new single is about living in a Ghost Town
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:52 pm   Subject: Rolling Stones new single is about living in a Ghost Town
Being scared has more chance of weakening a person's immunity. It's handy to switch off and ignore the news whether it's on tv or online, as it's awash with scared folk and fear-mongering.
  Topic: Rolling Stones new single is about living in a Ghost Town
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:16 pm   Subject: Rolling Stones new single is about living in a Ghost Town
Not a patch on the many good tunes they've done. Though it's affecting everyone, the affluent Stones can still enjoy ample exercise opportunities on the grounds of their mansions, and it won't make to ...
  Topic: The Selecter / (Who likes) facing situations (2019)
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:41 pm   Subject: The Selecter / (Who likes) facing situations (2019)
Ozzy Osbourne was once asked why he spoke with an American accent when he was on stage. He replied it was because 'no one can understand a fucking word of my Brumie accent'.

...even when he's in Bi ...
  Topic: THE ROOTS cover Don't Stand So Close To Me
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:38 pm   Subject: THE ROOTS cover Don't Stand So Close To Me
l can never decide if lm really a fan of The Police. I have all their albums on cd, but l still dont find their music that inspiring if lm honest.

Their first two albums were very good. It all went ...
 
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