Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mr Earle's New Album

The Original Unofficial Steve Earle Site:

From Billboard.com

Singer/songwriter Steve Earle will release his New West debut, 'Washington Square Serenade,' on Sept. 25, Billboard.com can reveal. The 12-track set was produced by the Dust Brothers' John King and features a duet with Earle's wife, Allison Moorer, on the track 'Days Aren't Long Enough.'

Also included on the album is a cover of Tom Waits' 'Way Down in the Hole,' which doubles as the theme song for the HBO series 'The Wire,' on which Earle stars. The Brazilian group Forro In The Dark guests on the track 'City of Immigrants.'

'Washington Square Serenade' will be available as a deluxe edition with a bonus DVD, including a walking tour of New York's Greenwich Village area with Earle and a behind-the-scenes documentary.

Earle, who is also writing his first novel for Houghton Mifflin, will tour this fall. A handful of shows are on tap so far, including appearances at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival and Austin, Texas' Austin City Limits in September.

Here is the track list for 'Washington Square Serenade':

'Tennessee Blues'
'Down Here Below'
'Satellite Radio'
'City of Immigrants'
'Sparkle and Shine'
'Come Home to Me'
'Jericho Road'
'Oxycontin Blues'
'Red Is the Color'
'Steve's Hammer (For Pete)'
'Days Aren't Long Enough'
'Way Down in the Hole'"


Good Vibrations

OhMiBod indeed...

Crikey Moses...

...they're dropping like flies!

Michelangelo Antonioni
Ingmar Bergman
Laszlo Kovaks

Talk about the death of cinema.

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Thin End Of The Wedgy

Smoking first.
And then

More Updates...

The deluge which was forecast for Sunday morning fizzled out and the fields were spared another soaking. With a great week of sunshine ahead (so they say....) the fields can continue to recover.

The land owners and myself are still concerned about what several thousand cars will do to the ground however because no matter what happens between now and 9 August, the soil will still be quite soft underneath. It is now obvious that we must keep vehicle movement to a minimum.

PLEASE make sure you stock up with everything you need for the weekend BEFORE you arrive as we will be restricting vehicle departures from the campsites to essential traffic only.

I know that some of you like to go into Banbury to shop / look around but if you do, please take the bus from the Brasenose Arms. We need these fields next year!

Again, from the Cropredy website.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Ready, Steady, Cropredy!

1. 'Tuesday Night Is Always Karaoke'
Anthony John Clarke
A Sideways Glance (2002)

2. 'The White Hare' (Digital-Only Remix)
Seth Lakeman
The White Hare (2006)

3. 'Morgan The Pirate'
Iain Matthews
If You Saw Thro' My Eyes (1971)

4. 'Country Life'
Show Of Hands
Country Life (2003)

5. 'One Miner's Life'
Bob Fox
The Blast (2006)

6. 'The King Will Come'
Wishbone Ash
Keeper Of The Light Live (2006)

7. 'Matty Groves'
Fairport Convention
Live Convention (1974)

8. 'Hero & Heroine'
The Strawbs
Hero & Heroine (1974)

9. 'Meet On The Ledge'
Fairport Convention
What We Did On Our Holidays (1969)

Bonus Tracks:

10. 'Da Doo Ron Ron'
Iain Matthews
Tigers Will Survive (1971)

11. 'Reynardine'
Show Of Hands
Country Life (2003)

12. 'The Hangman And The Papist'
The Strawbs
From The Witchwood (1971)

13. 'Dear Janet Jackson...'
Richard Thompson
Unreleased (2004)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Where It Might Have Started Going Wrong?

ChickChickChick (HaaHaaHaa)

Today's First Trailer

Thursday, July 26, 2007

One Strike And I'm Out

I've posted more today than Postman Pat!!

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously though, Royal Mail management has to negotiate and I support the striking Pats totally.

Fraternally yours,

(I'm off to brave the weather for a haircut)

Cropredy Ready?

Gareth Williams (on the Cropredy site) reports:

"Plans are still on track for this year's Cropredy Festival. I have been busy checking on the campsites and negotiating for new fields should any have to be substituted due to the flooding, but no firm decisions will be made regarding the campsites until the end of next week.

The waters have subsided throughout Oxfordshire and at Cropredy the fields are all drying out. With milder weather forcast we are hopeful that this recovery will continue right up to 9 August and beyond.

My thanks to all the local landowners for their advice and help at this difficult time. The ground has taken a real soaking and one worry we all share is that the fields may be damaged by the festival. To this end I would ask you to keep all vehicle movements to a minimum.

We have a cashpoint on site (Field 2), a wonderful bar and many food emporiums. Cropredy itself has two great pubs and John and Christine have stocked the Bridge Stores to the walls in anticipation of your arrival.

PLEASE bring everything you need for the weekend on to site when you arrive rather than making frequent trips to the supermarkets. The less traffic we have on the fields, the better their chance of recovery for 2008.

I shall be posting regular updates here on our website so please log on regularly."

RIP Laszlo Kovaks

Aww, I haven't seen Easy Rider in ages.


A little drink for you Laszlo...

What The..?

Thanks To Mr Gibson (Not You Mel)

Nearly Ten Past Two

Posts have been a scarce commodity over here at the Harbour recently, but since I've actually got to do some actual writing for an actual real thing with an actual real deadline in about 4 weeks, I'm sure I'll be posting a lot more.


Anyhow - since my cultural life seems to have become a rock-horror-folk three-way of late (although it was only anything much different one afternoon in 2002 when I went to The National Portrait Gallery) here's another trailer:

The Gods Bullocks

Idea for the revival of the British Barbecue Western:

Shambo Must Die!

A small community of well-meaning idiots band together to protect their precious yet cancer-riddled donkey from a marauding horde of doctors from the future.

When the local sheriff bungles an attempt to oversee the slaughter the townsfolk are joined by nut-jobs the parish over to protect the stupid cow.

Only the arrival of an unelected, mono-syllabic madman, barbecue tongs in hand, stuttering "Shambo must die!" can bring the story to it's inevitable bloody finale.

Possible mini-series spin-off:

We follow the hilarious goings-on at the village of nearby Chokesbury who, when left to their own devices after the entire British Army are re-assigned to kill the foreign-sounding Shambo, slaughter each other over a bottle of Evian in a Tesco's carpark.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Before The Flood?

Other than Brown stuttering through PMQs, announcing something to do with shooting anyone who buys a flight to Britain, and some tax-dodging petty-bourgeois idiots, BBC News 24 has reported virtually nothing but 'The Great Flood Of 2007' news since 9.30 this morning.

It's astonishing how much time is been devoted to this shit and although it's driving me mental I can't bring myself to turn it off...

In solidarity, I'm not going to drink any water until all the residents of Chokesbury get an outdoor swimming pool of Evian and a bumper pack of baby-wipes and amuse myself by doing what maybe fucking Auntie should be doing and reading their own bloody website.


You Can...

...er, shove your Mars Bar, mines a:


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Trailer Triple Bill!!!

'The King Of Kong - A Fistful Of Quarters'


'No End In Sight'

Monday, July 23, 2007

Behind The Wall Of Sleep

Listen to this fucking song. What a fucking brilliant song.

Fucking brilliant.

All of them.

Sabbath fucking rule.


Fingers Crossed

From the Cropredy website:

Flooding is in the headlines. Western areas of the midlands have been badly affected, particularly the Severn Valley in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire and the Avon Valley in Warwickshire.

Cropredy is not in the worst affected area. However, it is in the valley of the River Cherwell and some of the fields used for the festival form part of the river's natural floodplain. Extremely heavy rainfall on Friday 20 July caused the Cherwell to overtop its banks. The flooding peaked on Saturday morning but by Sunday evening, the river was back in its banks and most of the floodwater on the fields had drained away. As the river level continues to fall, the fields will start to dry out.

Understandably, people who've seen photographs of the floods are asking how it will affect the festival. Don't panic! Most of the site (including the Concert Arena) is unaffected by flood water. And just because the low-lying fields beside the river are a bit squelchy at the moment doesn't mean they'll still be waterlogged in two weeks time. The land is free-draining and dries out quickly.

However, we are not complacent. We are monitoring the situation carefully and members of the team visit the site every day. Even if the weather remains wet, we have comprehensive and flexible contingency plans in place. Remember, the festival has been on the same site for well over twenty years and some of those summers have been very wet. So we've got lots of experience to draw on.

If the weather stays wet, we may have to use alternative fields for camping (as, indeed, we have done in previous years). You may be asked to be more frugal with camping spaces - for example, erecting a large gazebo beside your tent wastes space that could accommodate another pitch. We may also need to prevent unnecessary vehicle movements or ask you to take slightly longer routes round soft ground.

We are confident that the festival will be as successful as it has been in other wet summers. We may need brollies and wellies but we'll all enjoy three days of great music and that unique Cropredy vibe!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

And Even More Exciteder...

Mr Earle's new album is out in September - nice interview here.

Getting Excited Now...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I Had No Idea...

Official Site here

Monday, July 16, 2007

Can't Stop Looking At This:

Friday, July 06, 2007


Look who's the compere on the Friday at Cropredy:

And here's the rest of the stage times:

16.00-16.20 Anthony John Clarke
16.20-17.20 Kerfuffle
17.30-18.50 Wishbone Ash
19.10-20.30 Seth Lakeman
21.00-23.00 Jools Holland R&B Orchestra

Compere: Anthony John Clarke

12.00-13.00 Hummingbird
13.20-14.20 Mad Agnes
14.40-15.55 The Demon Barbers Roadshow
16.15-17.15 Last Orders
17.35-19.05 Viva Santana
19.25-20.55 Show of Hands
21.15-22.05 Liege & Lief
22.30-00.00 Richard Thompson Band

Compere: Geoff Hughes

12.00-13.00 Richard Digance
13.05-14.05 Give Way
14.25-15.45 The Bucket Boys
15.55-16.45 Iain Matthews
17.00-17.15 Presentations and Charity Draw
17.15-18.45 The Strawbs
19.00-20.00 Bob Fox & Billy Mitchell
20.30-00.00 Fairport Convention + Friends

Compere: Danny Thompson