Night Music: Anarchy In The UK

August 4, 2020

For those of us of a certain age, the release and success of the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy In the UK” single on November 26, 1976, was the sign — if we still needed it — that the summer of love was long forgotten.

I became a hardcore punk — my wildly abandoned pogo’ing was known on three continents — and while my tastes became more attuned to the Clash and the Ramones, we have to look back on these pre-Sid Vicious Sex Pistols days with a certain nostalgia.  In the late-90s, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but they disdained the “honour”, calling the Hall “a piss stain”.  Ah, the charm of it all!


Night Music: A Walk On The Wide Side

August 2, 2020

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Night Music: The Kinks

July 30, 2020

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The only British pop band that could genuinely compete with the Beatles.


Night Music: Dat Dere

July 28, 2020

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers do the classic Bobby Timmon’s tune.

 


Night Music: Love You To

July 26, 2020


Night Music: This Flight Tonight

July 24, 2020


Night Music: I’ve Been Loving You Too Long

July 22, 2020


Night Music: Bach In A Japanese Forest

July 20, 2020

Bach’s “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” played by a wooden ball rolling down a massive marimba.

The conception, let alone the precision construction, is remarkable.


Night Music: Telephone Line

July 18, 2020

 


Night Music: Wallet

July 16, 2020


Night Music: Just The Way You Are

July 14, 2020

Happy birthday!


Night Music: Just Give Me A Reason

July 12, 2020


Night Music: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

July 10, 2020


Night Music: Directo

July 8, 2020


Night Music: Macy Gray, “I Try”

July 8, 2020


Night Music: Miss You

July 6, 2020


Night Music: Wonderful, wonderful

July 4, 2020


Night Music: Against All Odds (Big Band)

July 2, 2020


Night Music: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

June 30, 2020


Night Music: One Of Us

June 28, 2020

Not often that pop music asks the BIG questions….