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January 10th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

David Bowie RIP

Mourning the loss of my teen idol…and respected musician

Such a sad day today…The loss of an incredible artist, innovator, teacher, idol, all-round genius. RIP David Bowie.

David Bowie was the first artist I liked…and I became a huge fan through my teen years and starting 1972 up to 1979, buying everything he released including imports…all on vinyl there were no cds then. I used to compile scrap books of cuttings from nme, sounds, record mirror, and various girls magazines such as Jackie. I had ten scrap books, plus loads of posters, scarves, badges, the works. Through those years Bowie introduced me to a huge variety of artists and genres, and helped me discover lots of bands through these connections. He helped shape my musical taste.

I always loved the versatility and range of styles he approached, from rock to glam, to soul, to electronic. My favourite albums were Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, Low. In 1979 around Lodger I started to change feelings and by the time of Lets Dance I was no longer obsessed by his work. I liked a few tracks over the following years such as Ashes to Ashes and Thursdays Child, but it wasnt until  1995 and Outside that I thought he’d returned into a space I enjoyed, so I returned to buying his albums and enjoying the material, but never to the same level as those early years.

When Blackstar was released two days ago on the 8th I was really hooked and thought he’d returned to what made him a hero for me. And sadly two days on we heard the news.

Thanks you David Bowie you were a massive part of my life.

My mum did an oil painting for me back in the day..she left out a bangle that was on his wrist because she didn’t think a man should wear such an item. It’s a good job she never saw my scrap books!

bowie oil painting

 

 

December 14th, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Orfium success

I added music to the new music web platform Orfium, three days later I was number 1, 2 and 4 in their charts.

orfium chart

 

October 28th, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Later… with Jools Holland 47/7

In the beer tent with Terry Turnbull prior to going into the Maidstone Studios and being part of the Later… with Jools Holland audience. Series 47, episode 7

jools holland reception tent

Artists playing:

Guy Garvey (Elbow)
Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) and the Soulsavers
Jamie Woon and Willy Mason
Judy Collins
Caravan Palace
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

 

 

September 14th, 2015 by Peter Bargh

King Crimson Birmingham

King Crimson gig live at the Birmingham Symphony Hall. Went with Gerald, we had tickets in a high place so looking down on the gig. Interesting set, played some of my all time favorites. See set list below photo

King Crimson flier

Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part One
Red
Suitable Grounds for the Blues
Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind) I
Meltdown
The ConstruKction of Light
Level Five
Banshee Legs Bell Hassle
Pictures of a City
Epitaph
Hell Hounds of Krim
Easy Money
The Letters
Sailor’s Tale
Starless

Encore:
Devil Dogs of Tessellation Row
The Court of the Crimson King
21st Century Schizoid Man

June 27th, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Jose Gonzales in Rome

A night at Laghetto di Villa Ada, Rome to see Jose Gonzales. Excellent gig, nightmare of a journey though. I’d read up how to get there by bus from the apartment in central Rome…which according to the web site was from a bus stop two streets away to take me to the park gates. When trying to buy a ticket I was told that there were no buses, so I grabbed a cab. The driver gave a card and said call him at the end and he’d come and pick me up.
He never came, and there were no buses. After several calls for cabs and none turning up (due I guess to the fact there was no fixed address to come to) it was looking like a night on a park bench or a very long walk! Fortunately after much persistence I finally got a cab turn up and take me back.

But back to the Gig. The venue was lovely a park on the outskirts of Rome, with several craft shops around the side of the stage selling interesting jewellery etc. And food stalls. Had a hamburger…and then the stage open air and a lovely Italian evening. Was great to be immersed in a crowd of happy Italians, all enjoying the ambience. Jose played a great set…simple light show, to go with the delicate music. Wonderful!

Jose Gonzales ticket

 

May 19th, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Mew at the Ritz

Mew live at The Ritz Manchester with Gerald Garratty and Phil Otter

Mew ticket

April 4th, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Ghostpoet at Belgrave Music Hall Leeds

Ghostpoet Live at Belgrave Music Hall Leeds.

ghostpoet setlist

 

ghostpoet ticket

He stood on Angie’s finger as he jumped off stage…and came later and said sorry so we took the opportunity to have a group hug.

 

meeting ghostpoet
March 14th, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Steven Wilson at Bridgewater Hall

Steven Wilson on the Hands Cannot Erase tour at Bridgewater Hall Manchester with Gerald Garratty

We we very high up in the centre gallery but central, but the sound was excellent, as were the visuals.

steve wilson ticket

This was the set list

First Regret
3 Years Older
Hand Cannot Erase
Perfect Life
Routine
Index
Home Invasion
Regret #9
Lazarus
Harmony Korine
Ancestral
Happy Returns
Ascendant Here On…

Encore:
Temporal
(Bass Communion song) (Watchmaker Intro Video)
The Watchmaker
Sleep Together

Encore 2:
The Raven That Refused to Sing

February 22nd, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Robert Henke Dust

Another night at the Electric Spring Festival, University of Huddersfield to listen to two electronic artists works, played in a darkened room to an audience of around 100 or so. First off was Olivier Pasquet and his piece β Pictoris b and then Robert Henke’s 45 minute sonic piece titled DUST.