Goodbye Terry Hall.

Terence Edward Hall.
(3/19/1959 - 12/18/2022)


Rest in the Light Andy Fletcher.

Andrew John Leonard Fletcher.
(7/8/1961 - 5/26/2022)


Goodbye Roger Charlery.

You were loved.
(2/21/1963 - 3/26/2019)


...The Party's Over.

Mark Hollis | 1955 - 2019. A collaboration between Randy Fung and James Marsh.

Photo: seadogmusic


Goodbye Mark Hollis.

It was issue #146 of MOJO magazine in January 2006. David Gray named Spirit of Eden as his "Last Night a Record Changed My Life." And to David, I am eternally grateful.

I had never heard it before, and it went
on to become my favorite album of all-time and is perhaps one of the most beautiful recordings ever made. It was Talk Talk's fourth album, just six songs, released in September 1988.

Rest easy (1955-2019).

Photo: Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images


Friday's Find.

The latest episode of Live From Daryl's House featuring Joe WalshThe perfect choice for LFDH's 60th episode, Walsh had this to say of the state of today's pop music:

"It's all been programmed, there's no MOJO, there's nobody testifying, and there's not the magic of a human performance, which is never perfect and the magic of the human performance is what we all know and love in the old records..."

Photo: Live From Daryl's House


Groove, Groove - To The Beat Of This Drum.

The album that introduced me to The Jam is now 30 years old and as I have had it on repeat all day it still brings the good.

The Gift: 30th Anniversary (The Gift and beyond…) is now available for preview on itunes.


Friday's Find.

Paul Weller performing "Running on the Spot" (The Gift, 1982) on Oct. 18 on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Photo: Jimmy Kimmel Live!


Friday's Find.

From the Best of Craigslist comes this, a Morrissey shrine:

My unemployment benefits ran out and I have to downsize, so I won't be able to take the shrine with me. No more reeling around the fountain, indeed. Comes from a home where smoking was previously allowed and 2 cats lived but they both died this summer. And I might as well tell you that I had to exchange all the stuff my ex-fiancee and I had at each other's places this morning, since he ended our relationship just as things were looking most grim for me, so I might be sobbing when you come by.


Shabooh Shoobah Is 30 Years Old.

From michaelhutchence.com: Where does the phrase "Shabooh Shoobah" come from? It came about in the early stages of recording the track "Spy of Love" which was written by Michael Hutchence & Tim Farriss. Tim began singing the phrase as a rhythmic chant as the band played. Even once Michael had written lyrics, the phrase stuck in the bands minds and it became the album title.


Friday's Find.

For his debut novel Music For the End of the World, set to be published this winter, Michael Linford has asked some celebrity and non-celebrity types what songs they would choose if they only had time to listen to 20. Their answers are this Friday's Find.

Photo: Michael Linford


This Is Simply Just Too Much To Take In All At Once.

John Cusack bringing a boombox out to Peter Gabriel before his performance of "In Your Eyes" last night at the Hollywood Bowl with Cameron Crowe looking on. 

You can see it here.

Photo: Timothy Norris via Consequence of Sound


Friday's Find.

"Reboot the Mission" ft. Mick Jones from the Wallflowers' new studio album Glad All Over (set to be released Oct. 9).

Photo: The Wallflowers