What the Heck?

Startled and saddened and yet unsurprised that my favourite purveyors of excellent musical noise – Baby Godzilla – have been forced by the Japanese film industry to change their name Matt, Jonny, Tom and Paul are now known as ‘Heck’. Given the volume of the band’s onstage antics, I can’t… Continue reading

Checking out: Lou Reed – a personal tribute

The first Velvet Underground album I bought was ‘Loaded’ (vinyl, 1970 edition). I bought it in Rhino Records, a scabby little independent store, tucked away in the unfashionable Commercial Road in Newport. I bought ‘Loaded’ because local musician and man of God-like status JJ Cale (aka John Cale, aka John… Continue reading

Going ‘Batty’ for the music in Oxfordshire

Michael Eavis, the owner/organiser of the Pilton Pop Festival Glastonbury Festival said in the Daily Mail newspaper (Saturday 9th July 2011) that ‘the boom in summer music festivals will be over in three years’. Well, although there’s a lot of logic behind Michael’s thought, it’s clear to anyone with half… Continue reading

Road Trip!

The crew of This Reality Podcast couldn’t make it to South by South West, unfortunately. Last week we held a special competition in the studio. The first prize was an all-expenses paid, road trip, in the United States. We won! So at the end of next month Soph and Bren… Continue reading