Sad but not entirely unexpected news of Tim Smith’s death. Cardiacs and Tim Smith made the world a better place if you were open to the music. The songs will continue to do that for me. It’s great to see all of the media coverage today despite the total indifference to Cardiacs in the past.
On a less sour note I’m reading and enjoying Steve Howe’s autobiography. The technical guitar talk is a bit beyond me but the early Yes stuff is really good.
I don’t like to throw the word stupid around but, holy crap, we’re drowning in a sea of stupid right now. It’s getting increasingly hard to keep afloat.
I don’t often buy vinyl these days but when I do it tends to be things like double album picture discs by Sparks.
New post: Rebooting Indigenous for iOS, adding multiple user support to the Drupal IndieWeb module and kickstarting ActivityPub module thanks to a grant as part of @NGI4eu by the @NLnetFDN. https://realize.be/blog/indigenous-ios-indieweb-and-activitypub-drupal
Looking through Prog Magazine from a couple of months ago and it’s really sad to see all the adverts for gigs and festivals that never happened. All of the good memories that were never created.
Released thirty years ago almost to the day. Great band that split into two more great bands – Wilco and Son Volt.
As co-author (with Phil Smart) of Van der Graaf Generator – The Book in 2005, I was able to interview several of the band’s famous admirers. One of them was Marc Almond, the singer of Soft Cell and a successful solo artist, who had covered a few of Van der Graaf vocalist-songwriter Peter Hammill…