bad mofo_

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A Crime is Afoot: July 2017 Leisure Reading

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2017 by johnny haddo

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Guest Blog: Riding Shotgun and Other American Cruelties by Andy Rausch

Posted in Uncategorized on July 22, 2017 by johnny haddo

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He Didn’t Even Say Goodbye. He Didn’t Take The Time To Lie.

Posted in Uncategorized on June 16, 2017 by johnny haddo

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“The world’s the same, there’s just less in it.”

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2017 by johnny haddo

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”   Martin Stone has moved on. The tip-tapping man of many pockets, drainpipe legs and dangling Gauloises has succumbed to a grim an…

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“The world’s the same, there’s just less in it.”

Posted in Uncategorized on November 11, 2016 by johnny haddo

remembering Martin Stone..book hound_

Bibliodeviancy

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”

martin Martin Stone; patron saint of lost books and booksellers. (photographer unknown, but it’s a great jacket)

Martin Stone has moved on. The tip-tapping man of many pockets, drainpipe legs and dangling Gauloises has succumbed to a grim and irresistible disease. The flea markets of Paris and the stalls of Portobello should, by rights, be islands of silence.

Not for too long though, Martin wouldn’t like that, just a minute or two of quiet, slightly damp, reflection followed by a shrug and a return to bustling commerce.

His kind of memorial would involve a knowing nod and the production of some specially secreted oddity from under a stall; a sly grin and a “I thought you might come by. Take a look at this.”

Stop all the clocks, shut the bloody dog up, all that stuff. He dealt…

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musicology #0736

Posted in Uncategorized on February 14, 2016 by johnny haddo

themusicologist

Nubag #5 (a year in the life)

El Bang Bang – Jackie Mittoo

(Sir Coxson) Downbeat marrow trembler courtesy of the majestic Jackie Mittoo, (the backbone of Studio 1 throughout the golden years), and the brentford road massive aka the Skatalites, the soul brothers, Sound Dimension the Brentford road all stars/disco set at the top of the game. released in 1966, (as the Ska slid into the Rock Steady) on Downbeat’s genre defining Studio 1/Supreme Label.

Regulars on themusicologist know how strongly the ‘Keyboard King’ has been representing over the years due to his credentials as one of the greats of the music that I love. Jackie is/was and will always be the KING of Studio 1 for me

there are rare tunes and there are BOSS tunes..no doubt which category this STANDS in.

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