• Spain And Scooters.

    Posted on February 15, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Having re-located to Nerja in Southern Spain I am amazed at the amount of Classic scooters on the road here. It’s Vespa paradise, however there is a distinct lack of Lambrettas. I know it’s common knowledge that the kids all go about on scooters but I always thought it was the more modern types they […]

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  • Clint Boon talks about early influences

    Posted on March 26, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    As a kid, growing up in a working class family in Oldham through the 60s and 70s, my soundtrack came from only two sources. My mum and dad’s small but rich and diverse record collection, and the radio. It was a great period for radio because pop music at the time was at a peak. […]

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  • The Difference We Make Re-vamp and other stuff

    Posted on March 26, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    Pete and I have finished the re-write of the book. We are waiting to agree terms with a publisher before releasing it. Some great new contributors involved too. The scene is as vibrant as ever. Pete is in the thick of it at the moment and is finishing his book with John Hellier ‘Clean living […]

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    Paul Heaton On Current Politics

    Posted on March 14, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    Anything that can engage young people with that otherwise boring subject of politics can only be a good thing surely?! Largely because it is politics that directly affects their lives. Everyday lives are improved or worsened because of politics and every person should have some basic understanding as to how the mechanics of politics actually […]

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  • Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) interview

    Posted on June 2, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Glen Matlock interview: I started by asking Glen how he’d been influenced as a kid and what kinda stuff he was listening to?! Glen tells us “I was always into music from a very early age, maybe around eight or nine, I had grown up during the sixties listening to bands like The Who, The […]

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  • Out of the bag

    Posted on April 3, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Just re-read Sean’s “Out of the bag” poetry book. He calls himself a simple poet and maybe he is! But don’t be deceived. There is a wealth of wisdom between the lines of every poem in there. Socially aware and telling it straight from the heart he is as simple as he is deep. He […]

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  • Paul Heaton Social views

    Posted on March 11, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    I asked Paul about his political and social views and asked if song lyrics were an important way of making an audience more aware or more informed?! He replied quite clearly… “When we formed the Housemartins we didn’t set off to be a political band and by and large we weren’t overly political with my […]

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    Extract from the Tim Booth interview

    Posted on February 14, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Tim kindly gave up his time to sit and speak with Grov and what follows is a very interesting and educational look into one of Britain’s finest acts! One of the threads of this book is rebellion. Do you think mainstream music is an acceptable medium for spreading ideas, truth and rebellion? And do you […]

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  • Simple Acts

    Posted on February 7, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    SIMPLE ACTS  We passed the mountains of Albania In a boat bound for Corfu Espadrilles and cheekbones and me and you Sun beaming on a grubby oiled deck The noisy old engine, the fear of a shipwreck I wanted to dock at Albania remember? Intrigued by its hostility to all outsiders I wanted to penetrate […]

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  • Extract from Paul Heaton interview

    Posted on February 3, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Paul very kindly gave us a free flowing interview for “The Difference We make” where he spoke for almost two hours. The majority of this interview ended up in the book. In this extract we asked about finding his singing voice. Paul Heaton. Photograph courtesy of Jackie Abbott. Copyright protected. I query Paul a little further about […]

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