INXS: Different Worlds and Strange Desires

‘We were Blur, they were Oasis’ – from My Bass and Other Animals by Guy Pratt The Flowers of Romance brought the early eighties to life mostly through a set of effeminate frontmen such as Boy George, David Sylvian, Billy McKenzie, Steve Strange, John Foxx and Iva Davies whose own band FLOWERS originated in the […]

Aussie Music Month / Triple M Top 10 (with extra bits!)

In Australia the radio station Triple M conduct a top 10 of Aussie Songs as selected by members of key Aussie bands, so I thought I’d have a go. In addition it’s Aus Music Month in November and the Michael Hutchence movie Mystify is about to hit the UK. It could be said that Australian […]

Yuka Fujii: Like Planets Exhibition

How bizarre the nomadic road that guides has lead me back to Britannia at a most tumultuous time in its history yet it’s in the quieter hinterland of Hackney I find myself pondering the second JAPAN related exhibition in as many months.  Just as my residence in Lewisham afforded me the chance to see Steve […]

No-Man: Urban Disco

Dry Cleaning Ray: Sydenham Road back in the nineties and right, in 2019  Near the end of 1988, Steven suggested that no-man become the main musical focus for both of us, So in October 1988 I headed Dick Whittington style to the nation’s capital (sans cat). – from Tim’s Speak blog (abbreviated mix by moi)… […]