She will be playing selections from her splendid solo album Luck or Magic and will be accompanied, of course, by Dean Wareham as soon as I know who else will be in the Britta Phillips band I'll let you know.
Billy Name, Warhol collaborator and archivist of The Factory has passed away
It is with tremendous sadness that we would like to announce that our dear friend and iconic artist Billy Name has begun his next great adventure. We mourn the loss of this important cultural figure and are thankful to have had the opportunity to work with him. We express our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
Luna have announced a couple more shows in the UK when they visit in October. In addition to the shows already announced in London and Bognor Regis they will be playing in Manchester on the 5th October and Oxford on the 6th.
For the shows in Manchester and London the band will be playing their 1995 masterpiece Penthouse in Full.
So despite my threats to the contrary the AHFoW podcast reaches episode 2 in which I witter on about social media and the web - it kind of gets a bit wayward at the end, so forgive me for that.
Once again this podcast was recorded by the river at Kew with accompaniment from ducks, trains, boats, and the tide. The whistle at the end is the sound of a District Line train going over Kew Bridge, and the wash lapping my feet is from a tourist boat heading towards Richmond.
I thought for this episode I'd talk about how AHFoW has tried to be the place where fans can mingle and how the success has been mixed, I talk about how social media has changed AHFoW and briefly at the end touch on how the fans relationship with bands has changed in recent year. If the podcast reaches episode three I'd like to perhaps expand on that - but we'll see.
I mention the band Dart, who Lauren played in. The internet is a bit shy on Dart info - there's this blog post (weird coming across your old comments on seven year old blog posts), and I've popped the splendid Sleepless here for your delectation (beware of the ridiculously long pause!):
If anyone would care to contribute (or contribute to) a podcast please get in touch - I'd be happy to hear from other fans about your experiences of being a fan - either rabbiting incoherently (like my efforts) or, if you prefer we could do an online chat we could maybe try a messneger of some sort (FB, Google, Skype or whatever your chat platform of choice is) - I'm not good at that but happy to give it a try!
Along the way, there are enough surprises thrown in that I'm still taken aback—the nutty schoolyard “nah-nah-nah's” behind the backwards solo in "Another Day," the lead guitar entering on top of the second vocal verse in “Plastic Bird,” even some of my own drum fills give me a start (did I mean to play that, or did it just happen?). And through it all, Naomi's bass, sounding so grand and melancholy.