Saturday, 23 February 2013

Perfect Strangers



So last time we were talking about rock music, only we got a little distracted by the sensational Alex Harvey and had to leave early.




Enough of the preamble in that case. On with the show.





Saturday, 9 February 2013

Glasgow Zen

There is a thing that Jon Arnold likes to call Glasgow Zen. It is the philosophy which I try to live my life out by. Try being the operative word.

I thought I'd sum it up in a few quick commandments, because I'm pretentious and all that. Its not particularly religious, though it has its formings in Jesuit teachings, I admit, because one can't help being a product of ones teaching. You don't need to be very religious to follow it though: heck, I'm not. Its just what a try to do to avoid being a complete git in public.

Namely:


THOU SHALL NOT KILL


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Let There Be Rock!


"Rock and roll music – the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defence mechanisms.” 
Salman Rushdie


“Rock has no beginning and no end for it is the very pulse of life itself.” Larry Williams 


“I'm just a guy being a professional musician, trying to make a living. But since the band got together and I've seen the things I've seen... I'm not particularly intellectual, but I'm a survivor and can smell what's going on. I feel that there's another change coming. Everyone keeps saying 'when's the rock and roll revolution gonna come?" The rock and roll revolution has been and gone.” Alex Harvey