Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Beatcroft Social, 15 July 2017: The world of Mickey Jupp, and much more. Full text playlist and Spotify playlist too

Regular listeners will know I'm a big and longstanding fan of the enigmatic Mickey Jupp, and I'm currently reading an excellent biography by Mike Wade called Hole in my Pocket: The True Legend of Mickey Jupp, the Rock'n'Roll Genius Who Declined to Be A Star. That includes a list of Mickey's favourite tracks by other artists, and a couple of those are included here, along with something incredibly powerful by his band Legend and a cover version of one of his greatest songs by Dave Edmunds. Then there's a whole heap of other stuff...accompanied in this instance by a glass of mysterious, unlabelled whisky. Which was quite nice.

  • Legend - I Feel Like Sleeping
  • Dave Edmunds - Standing at the Crossroads
  • Elmore James - Standing At The Crossroads
  • Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys - 2020 Vision
  • Margie Hendrix - Don't Destroy Me
  • Mickey Jupp - Pilot
  • Dan Penn - I'm Your Puppet
  • The Inmates - Get Back
  • Steve Earle - Feel Alright
  • Allie X;Valley Girl - Need You
  • Little Feat - Willin'
  • The Band - Up On Cripple Creek - 2000 - Remaster
  • Randy Newman - I Love L.A.
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Free Fallin'
  • Chris Spedding - Hurt By Love
  • Arcade Fire - Creature Comfort
  • Moloko - Pure Pleasure Seeker - Edit
  • Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
  • That Petrol Emotion - Big Decision
  • The Undertones - Tearproof
  • Ian Hunter - Wash Us Away
  • Patti Scialfa - Rumble Doll
  • Nils Lofgren - Black Books
  • Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere
  • Shawn Colvin - Tougher Than The Rest
  • Mark Kozelek - Up To My Neck In You
  • AC/DC - If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
  • The Rolling Stones - Rocks Off

Saturday, July 08, 2017

A turbulent week with two hours of music at the end to look forward to...

Well, it's been a bit of a week. All the fuss about the health board exploded all over the local media, mainly because I was determined to have my say, and not go quietly. I'll publish my full, 1000-word article about why I resigned as a non-executive board member next week, as it's only fair that The Shetland Times has it exclusively first. Look there and on the Shetland News site for news of how Shetland Wool Week has been saved by Loganair sponsorship, and other island matters.

Apart from that, my book In Shetland: Tales from the Last Bookshop has kept selling. Still five stars on Amazon, though could do with some more reviews if you fancy having a go. Kindle edition still only £2.30.  Signed copies and some second hand books, not to mention coastal art and sculpture, on sale at The Beatcroft Shop on Etsy. Thanks to everyone who's bought stuff. Your support is really appreciated.

Anyway, here's the show. Hope you like it. Share it if you do. Back next week.

The Inmates: Back in the USSR
Cheap Trick: Brand New Name on an Old Tattoo
Shack: Comedy
Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band: Josephine
Julian Cope: Trampolene
Säkert: Snooza
Primevals: Boho Baby
Midnight North: Playing a Poor Hand Well
Moon Martin: Bad Case of Loving You
Mickey Jupp: Brother Doctor Sister Nurse
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Down South
Willie Nile: Love Minus Zero (No Limit)
Fleshtones: American Beat '84
Chris Rea: The Road Ahead
Nihilists: Wall Space
Puressence: This Feeling
Lindi Ortega: Angels
Kevin Ayers: Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes
The National: Guilty Party
Kathryn Williams: Road of Shadows
Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters: The Road
Shirley Ellis: Soul time
Larry Williams: A Quitter Never Wins
Donovan: Hurdy Gurdy Man
Eric Bibb: Toolin' Down the Road
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot: I Gotta Praise
The Saints: Know Your Product
Van Morrison: Linden Arden Stole the Highlights
Shannon McNally: You Made Me Feel For You
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: I Don't Want to Go Home
...and at the suggestion of my son Magnus, here's the Spotify playlist (except different Primevals tune)

Saturday, July 01, 2017

The Beatcroft Social on Mixcloud, 1st July 2017. Complete with not very subtle book plugging!

Welcome back!

Well, here we go again. No Saturday night drives to Lerwick, enjoyable badinage with Iain, Andy and Bo, or fabulous webcam coverage from around Shetland's wondrous coastline. It's an audio-only Beatcroft Social from Quidawick in Ramnavine. Great music, slightly less interactivity. And some photographs from the Attic of Obscurities here at The Last Bookshop. Have a browse if you like. See you - or to be precise, hear me - next week. Same time, same place.
New batch in - signed copies available!
Did I mention the signed books? The artwork? The rare stuff? I did? OK, I'll shut up. Oh, except I forgot to mention the arrival of a new batch of A Whisky in Monsterville. With glossy cover. Signed copies available! You can get stuff from Amazon (click on the cover link on the sidebar) or signed and customised copies, plus all the arty stuff, on Etsy, HERE.
The new book - signed and dedicated to your specifications!
Warren Zevon: Lawyers Guns and Money
Primevals: I Got Strong
Dahlmanns: The Last Time
Mickey Jupp: Politics
Rockpile: Play That Fast Thing One More Time
Jackson Browne: For a Dancer
Crosby Stills and Nash: Helplessly Hoping
Manic Street Preachers/Nina Persson: Your Love Alone is Not Enough
Gloria Jones: Tainted Love
Dells: Run for Cover
John Hiatt: Have a Little Faith in Me
The Killers: The Man
Blue Oyster Cult: Cities on Flame with Rock'n'Roll
Carol and the Treats: It's Cool to Rock
Records Are Like Life
Starry Eyed and Laughing: Chimes of Freedom
The Records: Starry Eyes
Kursaal Flyers: Cruising for Love
Eggs Over Easy: I'm Gonna Put a Bar in the Back of My Car
Inmates: Dirty Water
Legendary Hearts: Make a Home
Kodaline: Brother
The Attic of Obscurities...

Suzy Y Los Quattro: Dance the Night Away
Tony Clarke: Landslide
Clarence Carter: Do What you Gotta do
Contours: Baby Hit and Run
Lorde: Sober
Bettye Lavette: It Don't Come Easy
Thea Gilmore: Another Damn Love Song
Alison Moorer and Shelby Lynne: Not Dark Yet
Bob Dylan: Mississippi
Roddy Frame: Postcard
Orange Juice: Blue Boy
...and the view from the Attic of Obscurities