Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Heather Leigh: Boo Boo Bird


Boo Boo Bird - Return to Y'Hup: The World of Ivor Cutler Live from Bob's Trainset on Vimeo.


"On January 29th 2020, as part of Celtic Connections, a large group of musicians led by Raymond Macdonald, Matt Brennan and Malcolm Benzie performed at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, an event called 'Return to Y'Hup: The World of Ivor Cutler'. The concert was a celebration of the work of Ivor Cutler, as well as an official launch of the album of the same name.
The plan was to make a short documentary about the evening overall but the current pandemic brought a halt to further filming. I aim to complete it as soon as possible but in the meantime, this is a short, single song film that hopefully gives a flavour of the event, an extraordinary performance by Heather Leigh." (from Vimeo)

Faber Radio presents Robert Wyatt and Alfie Benge

Robert Wyatt and Alfie Benge have curated their favourite songs for Faber Radio.

September 17th (2020) Faber will publish Side by Side, the collected lyrics, poems, writings and drawings of Robert and Alfie. Looking forward to that one!


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Hugh Hopper


We should have celebrated Hugh Hopper´s 75th birthday yesterday, but let´s just re-watch a video of Soft Machine live in Belgium 1971, and note that Phil Howitt is writing a Hopper biography to be published in late 2021 or early 2022 called "Dedicated To You But You Weren’t Listening – the musical journey of Hugh Hopper" (Jazz in Britain).

Monday, April 20, 2020

Vivien Goldman "Launderette" Reissue


How about this from Staubgold? - "First-ever reissue of Vivien Goldman’s legendary „Launderette“ 7“, produced with Adrian Sherwood and Public Image Limited’s John Lydon and Keith Levene in 1981. A strictly limited one-off pressing of 500 copies worldwide".

It was released 20 March 2020. Order on Staubgold´s Bandcamp.

Vivien Goldman with George "Levi" Oban, Robert Wyatt, Keith Levene, Steve Beresford and Vicky Aspinall.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Summer Into Winter RSD 2020



Ben Watt with Robert Wyatt "Summer Into Winter" (Cherry Red 1982).

Record Store Day 2020:

"Turquoise Transparent Vinyl cut at 45 RPM Ben Watt's collaboration with Robert Wyatt originally released as an EP in March 1982.Remastered at Abbey Road Studios and reissued for Record Store Day 2020.This critically acclaimed Cherry Red classic has not been available on vinyl for over thirty years.This exclusive Record Store Day reissue comes printed on reverse board on turquoise transparent vinyl.This exclusive Record Store Day reissue is released with the full endorsement of Ben Watt and will follow his brand new album 'Storm Damage' in January 2020".

Daevid Allen (13 Jan 1938 - 13 Mar 2015)



In memory of Daevid Allen. Five years gone.

Daevid Allen Trio "Live 1963" (Voiceprint 1993). Daevid Allen, Robert Wyatt, Hugh Hopper with Mike Ratledge.

(This is a re-post. I deleted the original (posted 13 March) by accidence).

Monday, March 9, 2020

Binky listens to Robert Wyatt

It seems like I´m not allowed to embed this video, but check it out still, over on YouTube!
It might make you smile.