Sunday, 7 June 2015



A sampler stuck to the front of some magazine, hey ho.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Ballicki Bone

Terry Hall & Mushtaq Ten Eleven

Trembling Bells Goathland

Abdel Hadi Halo & The El Gusto Orcherstra Of Algiers Ya L`Quadi

Errol Bellot What A Wonderful Feeling

Were Omito Aoko

Simone White Bunny In A Bunny Suit

Candi Staton I`ll Sing You A Love Song

Tony Allen Moyege

Wareika Hill Sounds Coconut Head Special

Moondog Bumbo

Elmore Judd Bass Bully

Kokanko Sata Allah Kognuman Don

Las Malas Amistades Te Hablo

Parvaneh Mansoori

Moritz Von Oswald Trio Pattern 2

Goodnight and Good luck

Love Jules

Thursday, 7 May 2015



Which Side Are You On?  Annie De Franco

Billy Bragg, The Redskins, Paul Weller, and the scientist bloke from the telly (whose bands name escapes me for the moment ) have all had a go but.........

High Hopes With JFK  Frank Sinatra

Further back in time .........

Hello Ronnie, Goodbye Jimmy Herman Silvers & Cornell Tanassy

Oh my giddy aunt!

Things have now moved on when it comes to eulogising politicians

Obama (Yes We Can) Andy Fraser

First Black Lady Lady Tiga

And lets not forget

Somewhere Over Obama Clare and The Reasons

pass the ........

Sorry about the music The Tories made me do it

P.S.  Some EDL wankers (team jackets etc) told to get out of a pub because of there behaviour,
later smashed the windows of somebody who asked them to moderate their language. I know we are accused of being inbred on the Isle of Wight ... oh well

Ah Shit! Here come the exit polls

Good Luck and Goodnight

love Jules

Thursday, 2 April 2015



Some places seem to attract good tunes, and sometimes great title sequences.

Gerard Kenny New York New York

Ryan Adams New York New York

OK this is the one written for the Scorsese film by Kander and Ebb. Later appropriated by Sinatra.

Liza Minnelli New York New York

Some other NY tunes

Harry Nilsson I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City

Odyssey Native New Yorker

Bill Joel New York State Of Mind

Steely Dan Daddy Don`t Live In New York City No More

This is without doubt the third best version/video of this song

But hey  NY isn't the only town to have inspired songwriters

The Residents Constantinople

Closer to home
Billy Bragg A13, Trunk Road to The Sea

Nice piss take
Frankie Vaughn Stockport

Nice song
Joe Strummer Willesden To Cricklewood

I'm off home now because its my kind of town.

Good Luck And Goodnight


Friday, 27 February 2015



Another great track from the OA cd. The article has Ely telling tour stories about The Clash and other good stuff..

Joe Ely You Can Bet I`m Gone

Joe Ely She Never Spoke Spanish To Me

Joe Ely Honky Tonk Masquerade

Joe Ely Fingernails

A Texas Selfie

Joe Ely Because the Wind

Joe Ely and Bill Hearne Are You Listenin' Lucky

Ely toured with The Clash and sang backing vocals on Should I Stay Or Should I Go, but not on this version given away with UNCUT

Mr. David Viner Should I Stay Or Should I Go


"The next day, we went out  and drove these go-karts, and Mick Jones was terrified. He was going about three miles an hour, asked what the matter was. He said "Some of us are meant to be driven".

Texas Tornados She Never Spoke Spanish To Me


Friday, 20 February 2015



How many Isle of Wighters does it take to change a light bulb?

Any way how do Belle and Sebastion have the barefaced cheek to go all modern/retro/EDM/dance......etc on us?

My oh my, some reviews were a tad harsh, maybe with good reason, but as  Matthew at fluxblog pointed out this number is brilliant (as long as you make it to the last 3 minutes)

Belle And Sebastian Play For Today


Friday, 6 February 2015

The Day Texas Sank To The Bottom Of The Sea


The latest Oxford American music issue was about er..  Texas.

Anyway it featured Guy Clark on the cover and this track on the covermount  CD

Guy Clark My Favourite Picture Of You

Which got him a Grammy for Best Folk Album 2014


This is a stonker.

A few more from the back catalogue

Guy Clark Cornmeal Waltz

Guy Clark Diamond Joe

Guy Clark Homegrown Tomatoes

Guy Clark LA Freeway

Guy Clark Rain In Durango

Guy Clark Stuff That Works

And a couple of covers to boot

Ron Sexsmith Broken Hearted People

Joe Ely Dublin Blues

More from Mr Ely soon, as he also features in the magazine with tales of The Clash.

Must stop, tonight's entertainment (Chiz Jones and very good he is too) is setting up.

Love Jules

Micah P Hinson The Day Texas Sank To The Bottom Of The Sea

Friday, 23 January 2015



Its all coming back to me.... this blog is meant to be about music from magazines

This was a cracker from MOJO

On the downside cant find the CD and as normal seem to have deleted most of the songs

As Kurt Wagner put it "Oh Boy, Oh Shit", anyway this is what I have got left.

Howlin' Wolf  Dorothy Mae

Harry Belafonte Sylvie

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters  Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go

This aint Disney
Bryars says:
In 1971, when I lived in London, I was working with a friend, Alan Power, on a film about people living rough in the area around Elephant and Castle and Waterloo Station. In the course of being filmed, some people broke into drunken song - sometimes bits of opera, sometimes sentimental ballads - and one, who in fact did not drink, sang a religious song "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet". This was not ultimately used in the film and I was given all the unused sections of tape, including this one.
When I played it at home, I found that his singing was in tune with my piano, and I improvised a simple accompaniment. I noticed, too, that the first section of the song - 13bars in length - formed an effective loop which repeated in a slightly unpredictable way [in the notes for the 1993 recording on Point, Bryars wrote that while the singer's pitch was quite accurate, his sense of tempo was irregular]. I took the tape loop to Leicester, where I was working in the Fine Art Department, and copied the loop onto a continuous reel of tape, thinking about perhaps adding an orchestrated accompaniment to this. The door of the recording room opened on to one of the large painting studios and I left the tape copying, with the door open, while I went to have a cup of coffee. When I came back I found the normally lively room unnaturally subdued. People were moving about much more slowly than usual and a few were sitting alone, quietly weeping.
I was puzzled until I realised that the tape was still playing and that they had been overcome by the old man's singing. This convinced me of the emotional power of the music and of the possibilities offered by adding a simple, though gradually evolving, orchestral accompaniment that respected the homeless man's nobility and simple faith. Although he died before he could hear what I had done with his singing, the piece remains as an eloquent, but understated testimony to his spirit and optimism.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Elegy For Johnny Cash


The Cheeky monkey Jim (AKA The Vinyl Villain) (Two shit words to spell when your dyslexic as it happens) ( Er.. why is dyslexic easy and thier/their aint?)...

What was I saying?

Any way The VV is starting a series of stuff from cover mount CDS from  MUSIC MAGAZINES.

HA! Top Trump This

From The Word March 2012, A bonus disc to boot 

Jackie Leven

Another Man's Rain

Friendship Between Men & Women

Heartsick Land

King Of The Barley

Men In Prison

Night Lilies

Oliver Blues


Tied-Up House

Universal Blue

Working Alone / A Blessing

Jackie Leven and Ian Rankin

The Haunting Of John Rebus

Irresistible Romance

Jackie Leven & Michael Cosgrave

To Live And Die In Levenland

Bonus track

Elegy for Johnny Cash

Now thats better than NEW ORDER covers.