SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES DISCOGRAPHY PLAYLIST

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SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES DISCOGRAPHY PLAYLIST

  1. THE SCREAM – JIGSAW FEELING
  2. THE SCREAM – METAL POSTCARD (MITTAGEISEN)
  3. JOIN HANDS – ICONS
  4. JOIN HANDS – PREMATURE BURIAL
  5. KALEIDOSCOPE – TENANT
  6. KALEIDOSCOPE – DESERT KISSES
  7. JUJU – MONITOR
  8. JUJU – VOODOO DOLLY
  9. A KISS IN THE DREAMHOUSE – OBSESSION
  10. A KISS IN THE DREAMHOUSE – MELT!
  11. HYAENA – DAZZLE
  12. HYAENA – BRING ME THE HEAD OF A PREACHER MAN
  13. TINDERBOX – THE SWEETEST CHILL
  14. TINDERBOX – PARTY’S FALL
  15. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS – TRUST IN ME
  16. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS – THE PASSENGER
  17. PEEPSHOW – ORNAMENTS OF GOLD
  18. PEEPSHOW – THE LAST BEAT OF MY HEART
  19. SUPERSTITION – KISS THEM FOR ME
  20. SUPERSTITION – SHADOWTIME
  21. THE RAPTURE – STARGAZER
  22. THE RAPTURE – THE RAPTURE

I KNOW SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES HAVE LIMITED APPEAL, BUT FOR GOOD OR ILL, THEY ARE MY BAND. I SAW THEM FIVE TIMES IN THE 70’S / 80’S AND EACH TIME IT WAS A MAGNIFICENT EVENT… FROM THE CHOATIC ADVENTURE IN 1978, WHICH WAS PURE CARNIVAL, WITH JOHN COOPER CLARK, PERE UBU, SPIZZ ENERGY, AND THE CURE ALL ON THE UNDERCARD; TO THE SLICK PROFESSIONAL EXPRESSION IN 1985, WHICH WAS SO LOUD I THOUGHT MY HEART WAS GOING TO EXPLODE. I WILL WRITE A PROPER BLOG ABOUT THEM AT SOME POINT, BUT FOR NOW ENJOY THIS PLAYLIST.

IF YOU ENJOY THIS, TRY OUT A FULL CONCERT BELOW.

 

DUDLEY ZOO WITH PHOENIX

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HAD A LOVELY WEEKEND WITH MY BEAUTIFUL GIRLS!

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I’D NOT BEEN TO DUDLEY ZOO SINCE 1969, SO FIFTY YEARS ON IT WAS INTERESTING TO REVISIT. THE ZOO IS SET WITHIN THE CONFINES OF DUDLEY CASTLE. IT LOOKS EVERY BIT OF ITS AGE. LIKE LONDON ZOO, IT IS CONFINED BY THE SPACE ALLOWED AND HAS BEGUN TO LOOK A BIT SEEDY AND OLD-FASHIONED. HOWEVER, LITTLE PHOENIX WAS THRILLED BY THE ANIMALS. MY DEAR DAUGHTER AMY, SHOWED HER GENETIC CONNECTION TO ME BY FORGETTING THE BABY’S BUGGY, SO WE HAD TO CARRY HER MOST OF THE WAY AROUND THE ZOO, WHICH IS SET ON A HILL, SO BOTH GRANDDAD AND MUM WERE PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED BY THE END OF THE TRIP.

BUT IT WAS WORTH IT.

DALE ‘M’

FLEETWOOD MAC DISCOGRAPHY PLAYLIST

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FLEETWOOD MAC DISCOGRAPHY PLAYLIST

  1. FLEETWOOD MAC – WORLD KEEP TURNING
  2. MR.WONDERFUL – NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT
  3. THEN PLAY ON – LIKE CRYING
  4. KILN HOUSE – BLOOD ON THE FLOOR
  5. FUTURE GAMES – MORNING RAIN
  6. BARE TREES – HOMEWARD BOUND
  7. PENGUIN – DID YOU EVER LOVE ME
  8. MYSTERY TO ME – EMERALD EYES
  9. HEROES ARE HARD TO FIND – HEROES ARE HARD TO FIND
  10. FLEETWOOD MAC II – RHIANNON
  11. FLEETWOOD MAC II – OVER MY HEAD
  12. RUMOURS – DREAMS
  13. RUMOURS – THE CHAIN
  14. RUMOURS – GO YOUR OWN WAY
  15. TUSK – SARA
  16. TUSK – TUSK
  17. TUSK – NOT THAT FUNNY
  18. MIRAGE – GYPSY
  19. MIRAGE – WISH YOU WERE HERE
  20. TANGO IN THE NIGHT – SEVEN WONDERS
  21. TANGO IN THE NIGHT – LITTLE LIES
  22. BEHIND THE MASK – AFFAIRS OF THE HEART
  23. TIME – WINDS OF CHANGE
  24. SAY YOU WILL – GOODBYE BABY

TO BE HONEST I HATED FLEETWOOD MAC BEFORE BUCKINGHAM NICKS ARRIVED. EVERYTHING BEFORE THE 2ND EPONYMOUS ALBUM I THOUGHT WAS PSEUDO PRETENTIOUS RHYTHM AND BLUES… WHICH WAS WHITE MIDDLE-CLASS BRITISH PUBLIC SCHOOLBOYS PRETENDED TO BE BLACK. AS A PROTO PUNK I WOULD THINK THAT THOUGH WOULDN’T I?

LYNDSEY BUCKINGHAM, STEVIE NICKS AND CHRISTINE MCVIE ELEVATED THEM FROM THAT POSITION THOUGH, TURNED THEM INTO A SOULFUL ACT WHICH MADE SOME OF THE GREATEST LYRICAL BALLADS OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

I WOULD SKIP THE FIRST NINE TRACKS BUT IF I’M GOING TO DO A DISCOGRAPHY I HAVE TO DO IT IN FULL.

DALE ‘M’

ROXY MUSIC DISCOGRAPHY PLAYLIST

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ROXY MUSIC DISCOGRAPHY PLAYLIST

  1. ROXY MUSIC – LADYTRON
  2. ROXY MUSIC – SEA BREEZES
  3. FOR YOUR PLEASURE – DO THE STRAND
  4. FOR YOUR PLEASURE – IN EVERY DREAM HOME A HEARTACHE
  5. STRANDED – AMAZONA
  6. STRANDED – SONG FOR EUROPE
  7. STRANDED – MOTHER OF PEARL
  8. COUNTRY LIFE – ALL I WANT IS YOU
  9. COUNTRY LIFE – CASANOVA
  10. SIREN – LOVE IS THE DRUG
  11. SIREN – BOTH ENDS BURNING
  12. MANIFESTO – TRASH
  13. MANIFESTO – ANGEL EYES
  14. MANIFESTO – DANCE AWAY
  15. FLESH AND BLOOD – SAME OLD SCENE
  16. FLESH AND BLOOD – OVER YOU
  17. AVALON – AVALON
  18. AVALON – WHILE MY HEART STILL BEATS
  19. AVALON – TAKE A CHANCE ON ME
  20. STRANDED – STREET LIFE

DEFINITE MAN CRUSH ON BRYAN FERRY, HE EPITOMISED COOL TO ME AS A YOUNG MAN… STRANDED IS ALMOST THE PERFECT ALBUM FOR ME.

DALE ‘M’

TALKING HEADS DISCOGRAPHY PLAYLIST

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TALKING HEADS DISCOGRAPHY

  1. TALKING HEADS ’77 – HAPPY DAY
  2. TALKING HEADS ’77 – PSYCHO KILLER
  3. TALKING HEADS ’77 – THE BOOK I READ
  4. MORE SONGS ABOUT BUILDINGS AND FOOD – ARTISTS ONLY
  5. MORE SONGS ABOUT BUILDINGS AND FOOD – TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
  6. FEAR OF MUSIC – I ZIMBRA
  7. FEAR OF MUSIC – LIFE DURING WARTIME
  8. FEAR OF MUSIC – HEAVEN
  9. REMAIN IN LIGHT – BORN UNDER PUNCHES
  10. REMAIN IN LIGHT – ONCE IN A LIFETIME
  11. REMAIN IN LIGHT – THE LISTENING WIND
  12. SPEAKING IN TONGUES – BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
  13. SPEAKING IN TONGUES – GIRLFRIEND IS BETTER
  14. SPEAKING IN TONGUES – THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
  15. LITTLE CREATURES – AND SHE WAS
  16. LITTLE CREATURES – LADY DON’T MIND
  17. LITTLE CREATURES – ROAD TO NOWHERE
  18. TRUE STORIES – RADIOHEAD
  19. TRUE STORIES – LOVE FOR SALE
  20. TRUE STORIES – WILD WILD LIFE
  21. NAKED – BLIND
  22. NAKED – NOTHING BUT FLOWERS
  23. NAKED – COOL WATER

MARIE’S FAVOURITE BAND, INDEPENDENTLY OF EACH OTHER, WE BOTH OWNED ALL OF THEIR OUTPUT. JUST SO GLAD THAT SHE GOT TO SEE DAVID BYRNE IN HER LAST YEAR ON EARTH… AND THAT THE SHOW WAS SO BRILLIANT… HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TIME TOGETHER WAS MARIE DANCING IN THE AISLES LIKE SHE WAS A TEENAGER AGAIN.

DALE ‘M’

THE BEATLES ALBUMS PLAYLIST

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THE BEATLES ALBUMS PLAYLIST

  1. PLEASE PLEASE ME – ANNA ( GO WITH HIM)
  2. PLEASE PLEASE ME – P.S. I LOVE YOU
  3. WITH THE BEATLES – ALL MY LOVING
  4. WITH THE BEATLES – YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME
  5. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT – IF I FELL
  6. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT – THINGS WE SAID TODAY
  7. BEATLES FOR SALE – KANSAS CITY
  8. BEATLES FOR SALE – I DON’T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY
  9. HELP! – YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY
  10. HELP! – YESTERDAY
  11. RUBBER SOUL – NORWEGIAN WOOD
  12. RUBBER SOUL – GIRL
  13. REVOLVER – I’M ONLY SLEEPING
  14. REVOLVER – GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE
  15. SGT.PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND – LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS
  16. SGT.PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND – DAY IN THE LIFE
  17. WHITE ALBUM – BLACKBIRD
  18. WHITE ALBUM – HELTER SKELTER
  19. ABBEY ROAD – COME TOGETHER
  20. ABBEY ROAD – SOMETHING
  21. LET IT BE – ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
  22. LET IT BE – THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
  23. YELLOW SUBMARINE -ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
  24. YELLOW SUBMARINE – ALL TOGETHER NOW
  25. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR – I AM THE WALRUS
  26. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR – FOOL ON THE HILL

YELLOW SUBMARINE AND MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR ARE NOT LISTED CHRONOLOGICALLY AS I DON’T CONSIDER THEM STUDIO ALBUMS, YELLOW SUBMARINE IS SUB-STANDARD AND THE MYSTERY TOUR WAS ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS A DOUBLE E.P.

I’VE TRIED NOT TO GO FOR THE OBVIOUS HITS BUT MORE FOR THE SONG I LOVED SINGING AS A YOUNG MAN/BOY.

DALE ‘M’

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

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Boris Johnson has called on Brits to crowdfund up to £500,000 so Big Ben can bong at the moment of Brexit .The Prime Minister revealed he is drawing up plans to “bung a bob” for Parliament’s famous bell to ring out at 11pm on January 31.Scores of Tory MPs have been calling for the bell to toll to celebrate the moment Britain legally becomes the first nation to leave the EU.

As a rider to what I am about to say, I would like you first to realise that I have been anti- Common Market since we joined in 1975. Had I been allowed to vote in the referendum, I would have voted against it. I have always viewed the Common Market….EEC… E.U. as a proto-Fascist anti- democratic organisation. When a Government rules by diktat and not by fair and open democratic debate, it is by nature a Fascist Regime. This has been the nature of the Common Market since it’s inception and the European Parliament has no more legitimacy than the old politburo of the Soviet era.

Given my opinions as stated above, you may feel that I would be pro-brexit? Nothing could be further than the truth! I do not wish to retire into Little England, evoking the blitz and the sound of Big Ben, to ride a wave of nostalgia for age that never existed. The thought of crowd funding the banging of the bell appals me, a piece of theatrical mummery akin to the Nuremberg Rallies. However, this is just a flummery, a mass hysteria designed to make those who cry, Get Brexit Done! feel vindicated.

My fear is that once the chicanery has taken place and Brexit is done, the massed throng of people who look for the wrong targets to blame, will find out that they have been fooled, again, and will look for even more ludicrous targets to blame… Who will become our JUDEN? Will it be English born Muslims? Naturalised East Europeans? Handicapped children? There was an awful story a few months back of a right-wing Nazi type screaming abuse at a handicapped 5 year old girl, because he regarded her as a waste of resources…

The echoes of the 1930’s are ringing louder than the fucking Big Ben Bell!

The real target for change should not be the leaving of the E.U., if we had stayed inside and argued for reform with the other countries who are beginning to see it’s faults, rather than declaring unilateral UDI (unilateral declaration of Independence) and blowing our economy with all the alacrity of a foot-stamping five year old, we could create an organisation, which could redress the real problems inherent in late Capitalism.

The basic tenets of the Right’s doyen, Adam Smith, is that Capital  when free, will self- regulate,

Adam Smith was an 18th-century philosopher renowned as the father of modern economics and a major proponent of laissez-faire economic policies. In his first book, “The Theory of Moral Sentiments,” Smith proposed the idea of an invisible hand—the tendency of free markets to regulate themselves by means of competition, supply and demand, and self-interest. Smith is also known for his theory of compensating wage differentials, meaning that dangerous or undesirable jobs tend to pay higher wages to attract workers to these positions. But he is most famous for his 1776 book, “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.” Read on to learn about how this Scottish philosopher argued against mercantilism to become the father of modern free trade and the creator of the concept now known as the GDP.

once it reaches the level of international Cabal,it cannot and will not self-regulate. The simplistic mechanism is no longer fit for purpose. If you have Corporations who basically control all of the flow of information, such as Google, or You Tube, or Disney or who ever… The Truth is basically and fundamentally lost!

If the Tory Party can lie in 88% of their facebook adverts and then hide in a freezer when asked questions… and yet you still win by a landslide, then there is no hope for this Capitalist adventure.

Remember every civilisation crashes and burns, and it all starts when the wealthy oligarchs make a grab for more money and more power!

It took a thousand years for this civilisation to arise from the death of the last one.

I fear for everyone. But not myself. I have lived my life. I fear for my children and Grandchildren, I fear for your children and Grandchildren… When Capital fall for the final time and it will, the chaos will give the strong the power to stop playing lip service to morality, fairness, and compassion, and reveal their true nature which is red in tooth and claw. God help us all, especially those deluded by racist propaganda.

Dale ‘m’

ROSA LUXEMBURG 5/03/ 1871-15/01/1919

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“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”

Rosa Luxemburg who was killed on this day in 1919.

Polish libertarian Marxist, philosopher, economist, anti-war activist and revolutionary socialist who became a naturalized German citizen at the age of 28. Successively, she was a member of the Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania (SDKPiL), the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), the Independent Social Democratic Party (USPD) and the Communist Party of Germany (KPD).

After the SPD supported German involvement in World War I in 1915, Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht co-founded the anti-war Spartacus League (Spartakusbund) which eventually became the KPD. During the November Revolution, she co-founded the newspaper Die Rote Fahne (The Red Flag), the central organ of the Spartacist movement. Luxemburg considered the Spartacist uprising of January 1919 a blunder,[1] but supported the attempted overthrow of the government and rejected any attempt at a negotiated solution. Friedrich Ebert’s majority SPD government crushed the revolt and the Spartakusbund by sending in the Freikorps, government-sponsored paramilitary groups consisting mostly of World War I veterans. Freikorps troops captured and summarily executed Luxemburg and Liebknecht during the rebellion. Luxemburg’s body was thrown in the Landwehr Canal in Berlin.

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SEPULCHRE

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SKARA BRAE ORKNEYS

SEPULCHRE

The space where my soul once lay,

Is hollowed out like Skara Brae,

A sacred setting for your return,

I walk around it daily,

Waiting for the signs to come.

I would I could exit through,

The veiled door which hides,

The route you have emblazoned,

but the light from beyond,

Can never escape but trough faith.

Is my faith not strong enough to see?

Maybe silence is a pre-requisite,

but the wailing never stops…

Even when the tears have dried,

So my sense of loss and yearning,

Deny me the very thing I most desire,

I want to know you are safe,

I want to know you will wait…

I know love never fades.

I know love never fades.

DALE ‘M’