Originally published on MySpace blog - 04/01/08
I've really no idea what ever happened to The Blow Minnows. The idea probably never progressed any further than him thinking up the funny name...
Ladies and Gentlemen, will you please say hello to the BLOW MINNOWS, the latest collaborative spoken words 'n' music project brought to you by the Artist Formerly Known As RABBIT SHOW REJECT.
Today also sees the launch of the official JOHNSON'S GRIDLING BAND tribute MySpace page, celebrating well over 38 years of Ninniness in southern Hampshire. Ooooh boy! is THERE a story to tell... and so we shall! www.myspace.com/johnsonsgridlingband
On the subject of the JOHNSON'S GRIDLING BAND page; If any JGB alumni have any pictures they'd like to share, get in touch with Shelfy through the usual channels.
Click here for a full timeline of all Johnson's Gridling Band alumni.
Talking about 'JGB alumni' and 'channels', I just got this from SNILTWEASEL (DIRECTOR)... Beauty!
PICK O' THE YEAR 2007
My choice of round silver thingies for the last twelve months (in no particular order) are as follows:-
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Raising Sand"
Taraf De Haidouks - "Maskarada"
Robert Fripp - "At The End Of Time: Churchscapes"
Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale - "Breathing Under Water"
Van Der Graaf Generator - "Real Time: Live at RFH"
...and in the 'Reissues & Back Catalogue' category:-
Frank Zappa - "Zappa/Wazoo"
King Crimson - "Denver '72", "Kassel '74"
ProjeKct Three - "Live In Alexandria"
Sir Simon Rattle - "Mahler: The Complete Symphonies"