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What Goes On? (Or: Why This Blog Is Largely Dormant)
May 2, 2013, 12:51 pm
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There hasn’t been much happening on here lately. I suppose because I’m doing so much other stuff which pretty much uses up all the content – and time – I’d put into the blog. I think from now on, this will serve as a sort of archive for other bits and pieces.

So, in summary:



My main man Jared and I have reinvented ourselves (again) as Thee Monkey’s Claw (him) and Prince Reelfoot (me), aka Hickeysonic. We’ve got a fortnightly show on Basic FM playing noise and drone and techno and avant garde stuff and bass culture and whatever the hell else we like, basically. There’s a blog here, and our Basic FM page here, and you can do the Facebook thumb thing here.

It’s good, you should listen. We’re hoping to turn this into the occasional live DJ slot too.

Randy & Earl’s Old Record Club


Our other incarnation as the Old Record Club trundles on in fits and starts, I still do the occasional Stagger Cast and we both write bits from time to time. Not much gigging these days with me in Newcastle and him in Birmingham but we are wheeling out the collection for yet another Glastonbury slot (Friday afternoon in the Pussy Parlure Nouveau). And even Randy & Earl have a new project – Randy & Earl’s Gospel Revue (& Medicine Show). 30 minutes a week of righteous gospel music, again on Basic FM (10.30am every Sunday).

Speaker Shaker


ANOTHER Basic FM show,  just me this time. Two hours a fortnight of reggae, dub, dancehall and more. And no, I WON’T be on the mic chanting down Babylon. I just play rekkids, innit? Blog here, Basic FM page here.

All these mixes and shows are archived and available on Mixcloud and all that

Narc & KYEO

Still doing quite a lot of writing for Narc Magazine and its online counterpart KYEO. I’ll keep archiving stuff on here in case anyone cares.


And there’s also my Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Mixcloud and Goodreads.

Because I’m a wanker.






Sticking It To The Man
February 12, 2013, 9:29 am
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thanks to Hanging Rock Comics

The Low Drone Of The Treadmill Is The Sound Of My Hopes Being Shattered
October 16, 2012, 5:45 am
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“It was true that I didn’t have much ambition, but there ought to be a place for people without ambition, I mean a better place than the one usually reserved. How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?”

Charles Bukowski, Factotum

Holy Rollers
September 20, 2012, 2:27 pm
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I did a lengthy interview with two if the Newcastle Roller Girls a while back, it went up on KYEO today.



“Artificial Intelligence Fast-Forwarded 20 Years”
July 5, 2012, 7:32 pm
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61 tracks from some of the very bestest electronic bods. Just a fiver (but you could pay more), all proceeds to keep the excellent Electronic Explorations podcasts afloat. You’d be foolish, rude AND wrong not to buy it. Dumbass

All mastered over at Binary Feedback by our boy Richie Fingaz too. So go get it

20 Years On, But Still Eternal
May 14, 2012, 2:40 pm
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Pete Robinson at Pop Justice has flagged up the fact that it’s 20 years ago the KLF left the music industry. I could write pages about the KLF, without saying anything new. They may be the greatest band / act / whatever of all time. Seriously.. I still toy with getting a tattoo of their logo..


The Sad Truth About The Little Nibble
May 9, 2012, 9:04 pm
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I saw Dexys perform This Is What She’s Like on Monday. I never thought I’d get to say that but I am so astoundingly happy that I did.

Which got me to thinking about The Little Nibble, the Bearwood cafe mentioned in the intro. It’s bad news, I’m afraid

You Can The Can
May 3, 2012, 5:46 pm
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Then I Saw His Face…
April 22, 2012, 12:25 pm
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And now I’m a Belieber.

April 21, 2012, 8:57 am
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Iggy Pop is 65 today. How unlikely that would have seemed in 1970.