The above building with the green store front is 8 Hogarth Road, just down the block from where we’re staying in Earl’s Court.
For those curious, this was the original location of the Beggars Banquet record shop, and soon after housed the record label/distributor of the same name. In 1980, Ivo Watts-Russell started the 4AD label there on the second floor. They only stayed there for a few formative years, but those years included Matt Johnson/The The, Bauhaus, and Modern English.
As I’d mentioned elsewhere, I’ll be quite busy this month working on revision for In My Blue World. I’ll do my best to continue posting here regularly, though! The entries might not be as intensive as normal, but never fear, I’ll always provide you with some fun tunage!
For now, I’ve got a bit of revision prep work to do these first few days of the month that’s gonna keep me occupied, so I’ll leave you with a few ELO tracks that inspired my new novel.
I’ll be doing my usual month-in-review post of June’s releases on Thursday and the Twenty/Thirty Years On series next week. Thanks for waiting!
Got a busy work week ahead of me, plus I need to get caught up with a few things. Sorry about that.
We’ll be back next week, promise!
Author has no intention of riding one of these, and author’s wife will probably not let him, anyway.
Okay, okay…you’ve talked me into it. We’ll be afk this week as we’ll be in Oahu relaxing and enjoying our well-earned vacation.
We’ll be back next week. Stay tuned!
Hey all! I’m not exactly up-to-my-neck busy and (I hope) the Day Job won’t be too stressful the next few days, but I thought I’d take a week off from blogging. I’ve been pretty consistent over the whole year, and a respite is in order!
See you next Tuesday with my November Purchases post!
…and somehow I managed to completely lose a post that I’d been writing for the last twenty minutes, and I don’t have time to try to rebuild it because I need to work on other things.
Sorry folks, I’ll try to get you more quality posts in the next day or so.
Remember when I said that various systems at my Day Job usually go all kerflooey when I go away on vacation? Well, surprisingly enough none did.
But as of yesterday, our email server has decided to flush all the many and intertwining sorting rules down the loo so everything, from requests to reports to auto-replies and everything else lands in our main Inbox.
Which means that my particular job, which happens to be quite email-heavy, is currently now twice as slow and twice as much of a pain in the ass. Which means I’ve been working straight out all day long.
So this means a fly-by. I happen to be listening to a bunch of albums from 1986 at the moment (currently playing as I write this: The Mighty Lemon Drops’ Happy Head) and of course the most excellent debut from They Might Be Giants was part of this listening experience. The video above sold me on them from the start and I’ve been a big fan since.
Hopefully I’ll have something of more substance next week. Sorry about that!