Caught by the Reaper: Denis Johnson

26 May 2017 // Remembrance

We’re very sorry to hear of the passing of Denis Johnson, award-winning author of such treasures as the novella Train Dreams, beloved of us here at CBTR HQ. Anna Wood pays tribute. That world! These days it’s all been erased and they’ve rolled it up like a scroll and put it away somewhere. Yes, I […]

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Remembering Roger Barnes

23 April 2017 // Remembrance

Words: John Andrews. Picture: Neil Thomson Today would have been Roger Barnes 69th birthday, I think of him often but always today as I am sure his family and many of his old friends do too. For them and in memory of Roger here is the piece I wrote after his untimely death three years […]

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Caught by the Reaper: Chuck Berry and Jimmy Breslin

21 March 2017 // Remembrance

Tim Tooher pays tribute to two icons no longer of this realm: Two of the great American writers of the twentieth century died at the weekend. Both men who helped to shape the mediums that made them famous. Chuck Berry helped to write the mythology of rock’n’roll and Jimmy Breslin shaped the new journalism of […]

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Ugh Just Drums

31 January 2017 // Music //Remembrance

Cally Callomon pays tribute to Jaki Liebezeit, founding member of Can who died last week aged 78: Moments in time: the day the music was born and died, both flanked by two large newspaper entries. One a full paged advert in the Melody Maker, a single photo of a tiny band playing in front of […]

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Four Points of Departure

4 January 2017 // Remembrance

Words: Bill Drummond And with a doff of its hat, it takes Allan Williams. Yesterday I got a very short email from my friend Angie Sammons in Waterloo. It consisted of one line. The above line. Today I sat down and wrote the following in response. I have just hit send in the hope it […]

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