Jetson travel guitar – with folding neck

Blues Show 64 playlist, stream, d’load

Show broadcast on 105.9 BishopFM and on Sunday 20th February.

Mike Prendergast from Darlington Arts Centre RnB Club chose all the music for this show and told us about his own journey through the blues – from a British viewpoint.

Download from here or stream below

The Rolling Stones – Little Red Rooster
Them – Baby Please Don’t Go
The Yardbirds – You Can’t Judge a Book by Looking at the Cover
The Animals – Bring it on Home to Me
John Mayall’s BluesBreakers – All Your Lovin’
Cream – I’m So Glad
The Jeff Beck Group – You Shook Me
Fleetwood Mac – Shake your Money Maker
Free – The Hunter
Led Zeppelin – Travelling Riverside Blues
The Rolling Stones – Shake Your Hips
Chicken Shack – I’d Rather go Blind
Dr. Feelgood – Back in the Night
Rory Gallagher – I Ain’t No Saint
Gary Moore – The Story Of The Blues
Eric Clapton – Blues before Sunrise
Chris Farlowe – Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed
Pete Gilgan Band – This is Hip
Nicky Moore’s Blues Corporation – Resting in the Blues
The Smokin’ Spitfires – Mojo Man
Oli Brown – Open Road
Harry Skinner – Arizona

Epic "Musician Wanted" advert

This was posted today on a local musician’s bulletin board which I frequent, er, frequently!

“Dear warriors,
Storming down the motorway one dreary night, the heavens opened and the wrath of the gods lashed upon my motor vehicle. I escaped the burning wreckage to see an opening in the sky, from where I could see standing a figure with the manliest of beards.

To me, he warned: “A great war approaches, the Earth will be divided, nations will fall and many will perish.”
I enquired politely as to how this war could be prevented.

“Form the mightiest and loudest of rock bands ever known, assemble every musical warrior at your fingertips and bring them to the battle. The war can only be won through the power of rock and roll!”

With that, the being vanished. After several months of being called various names in multiple towns and having several drug charges brought against me, I have finally seen the light of the divine words. It is up to us, warriors, to form the mightiest and most powerful of rock bands the world has ever known.

Fortunately, I was supplied with these SEVEN ROCKANDMENTS. They were originally printed in stone, but I jotted them down on a tissue as I couldn’t be bothered hauling ten slabs of stone home. Also, I ran out of tissue so didn’t get to note them all down. There may be some mistakes:

1) Thou shalt write epic 80s rock music
2) Thou shalt wear sunglasses, regardless of location or time of day
3) Thou shalt assume a fake indentity, in order to confound our foes and protect the ones you love
4) Thou shalt write music to warn others and for no other reason
5) Disregard ROCKANDMENT #4 if you wish to write songs about riding motorbikes or growing beards, this is allowed if doom is not imminent
6) Thou shalt love thy neighbor (I think this was just a placeholder?)
7) Thou shalt rock in the name of light

Any musicians welcomed and appreciated, this fight needs every soldier available. Warriors, join us in saving the planet. Ideally, we need a drummer to get this moving. Band will be based in the Middlesbrough area, but will move on to save the rest of the world when the time comes.”

Blues Show 63 Playlist, stream, d’load

Show broadcast Sunday 13th February 6-8pm on 105.9 BishopFM and

Stream below or download here

Gary Moore – Still Got The Blues
Jimmy Agren – Smokin’ France
JW Jones – Kissin’ In Memphis
King King featuring Alan Nimmo – Take My Hand
Kirk Special – Long Hair
Luther Allison – Give Me Back My Wig
Main Street Blues –  Neighbour, Neighbour
Terry Garland and Lil’ Ronnie – Upside Your Head
Moneymaker – I Remember
Gary Moore – Jumpin’ At Shadows
Latvian Blues Band –  Good Bye
The Streamliners – Greystone Blues
King King featuring Alan Nimmo- Broken Heal
Boogie Boys – Hey You
Les Copeland – What’s Your Name
Main Street Blues – Woman Across The River
Moneymaker – The Thrill is Gone
King King featuring Alan Nimmo – Don’t You Get The Feeling (You’ve Been Had)
Terry Garland and Lil’ Ronnie – Think Big
Tomislav Goluban – T-Train Kick
Jimmy Agren – Honey Hey
King King featuring Alan Nimmo – Feels Like Rain
King King featuring Alan Nimmo – Mr. Highway Man
Terry Garland and Lil’ Ronnie – Stagger Lee
Cal Williams Jr. – Pallet On The Floor
Memphis Slim – Cow Cow Blues

British Blues Awards 2011 – Nominations open

Far be it from me to influence you in anyway about who to nominate in any of the categories, but I just thought I’d let you know that the nominations for the British Blues Awards 2011 are open until 31st March 2011 and take this opportunity to remind you that I do present my own little Blues Show on BishopFM – in fact it is purely chance that that little phrase is the ideal style and size for copying and pasting into the appropriate box on the nominations page: