Tuesday, May 22, 2007


* Hay Festival Saturday May 26, location the British Legion:
---6pm: 'To Hell with Mike Read' rock quiz with me (supplying postpunk questions), Nick Kent, John Harris.
----8pm: 'To Hell with Music Journalists', same as above discussing on British rockwrite/music press.
---9pm: 'In the Pines'club: live bands of folkish persuasion interspersed with deejaying from the three crits (postpunk in my case -- perhaps i should bring
Steeleye Span 'the blacksmith' to drop next to 'skank bloc bologna' to ease the transition)

* Borders with Don Letts thursday 31st --event starts at
6.30pm. Free admission, tickets available from the store or telephone (t) 0207 379 8877 (not honestly sure why tickets are required if it's free but that's what it says in the mail-out)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Bring the Noise events

At the end of May I'll be doing a bunch of UK events around Bring the Noise.


I'll be making two appearances at the Hay Festival, the annual literary festival in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

* Saturday 26th May: a discussion with Nick Kent and John Harris about rock criticism, the music press, etc. Details of time and place to follow. I will also be playing some records later in the evening.

* Sunday 27th May, 4pm: an onstage conversation with Robert Wyatt. Tickets and info here

This event is under the aegis "Domino Recording Co. Presents"--they have just signed Wyatt to the label and he has a new album provisionally titled Comicopera out later this year. Later that night Domino also Present: Young Marble Giants live, the group are reuniting for the first time, to mark Domino's reissue of their complete works as a 3 CD set (complete with a sleevenote history of the band written by me). Tickets and info here.


Thursday May 31st: I'll be doing an event in London with Don Letts, author of Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers --a discussion addressing issues to do with music and race, UK multiculture, etc, followed by questions from the audience and book signing. Location: Borders bookshop, 122 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H. Time: check here later for details. Further information: Tel. 0207 379 8877.

Thursday, May 03, 2007