It was like that when I got here.........honest!!!
- May 29, 2009
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Or I can improve the situation massively.
First heard that record at a friend's house. His parents had gone away for the weekend and we were exploring his father's music collection. The other ones that stick in my mind were Deep Purple's Burn and Paranoid by Black Sabbath.Or I can improve the situation massively.
Best summer of my life, on balance.Surprising you can recall anything at all from that weekend.
The band I've seen most in my life is the Go-Betweens and its various solo spin-offs, but next in line (I think) come the Fall, the Psychedelic Furs and Hawkwind, which is a pretty diverse line-up; I've seen Hawkwind at UEA, Norwich, the Bath Pavilion, Academy Bristol among other venues, and back in the day I saw Nik Turner's Inner City Unit supporting Spirit at Bristol's Colston Hall. Happy days...How Hawkwind invented punk.
This took me back to my youth when all things occult fascinated me and I spent hours poring over the runes of the Elder Futhark. My rune stones are sitting in a velvet bag somewhere, I must find them and become reacquaintEd.I went down the You Tube rabbit hole and found this musical collective. I'm not saying that is has influenced me, but I am currently covered in woad, wearing animal skins waiting to dance under the moonlight.
In the last few years we have holidayed in Norway, including a winter cruise around the Norwegian coastline On a very small postal ship. I must admit the sights struck me in some weird primordial way and I felt very much at home in what is a fairly inhospitable winter environment.Pretty sure I must have Viking DNA too.
Me too!A call back to the previous mention of Hawkwind.
I saw them in Hemel Hempstead (when there was still a venue for such things) back in about 1988.
There were a number of people in the crowd that were engaging in, lets say, "Cirque du Soleil " type stuff, but close-up acts.
I distinctly recall one guy concealing a 6 inch long steel nail up his.........nostril. Definitely his nostril.
I dunno though, they could've been employed to freak people out a bit, or were just audience members.
"Assault and Battery" is one of my favourite Hawkwind tracks.