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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DONALD TRUMP & ME

17 November 2016 // Music //Remembrance

Photographs taken by Tracey Moberly Words by Bill Drummond There seems to be a new world order in the making. It’s Remembrance Sunday – time to take stock. To this end I have taken myself out of London into Epping Forest. Autumn is at its most glorious. I want to lose myself in the trees. […]

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Leonard Cohen by Tim Tooher

16 November 2016 // Remembrance

Leonard, Hand In Pocket, photograph by Michelle Clement So, in the space of forty-eight hours, we get Trump and lose Leonard Cohen. Trump is nothing new. He’s just let the mask slip in a way that those who lead us normally don’t. We’ve long lived under the rule of such men. Men who rapaciously seek […]

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Caught by the Reaper: Prince Buster 1938-2016

10 September 2016 // Music //Remembrance

Prince Buster is a big deal to me. I’ve listened and danced to his music for well over forty years now. As with his fellow countryman Lee Perry, it’s just always been there. Music how I like it: rhythmic, exotic, rebellious. He died this week and the tributes have been pouring in (unsurprisingly I found […]

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