Saturday 26 March 2016

Signed Magazine and Luxuria Albums

Great signed albums;

Real Life - Signed by Dave, Howard and Barry

Second Hand Daylight - Signed By All Band Members bar McGeoch

The Correct Use Of Soap - Signed By All Band Members bar McGeoch

Play - Signed By AllBand Members includes Robin Simon

Magic Murder And The Weather - Signed BY All Bar Ben Mandleson

Luxuria Unanswerable Lust Signed By Howard and Noko

Japanese - The Correct Use Of Soap

Just bagged another Japanese 'The Correct Use Of Soap" today.

Thursday 17 March 2016

Signed Items

As a collector I'm always on the lookout for more items of interest related to my passion that is all things Magazine related.

I was thrilled recently, to acquire a couple of new signed items as you can see from the photographs below.

Sunday 13 March 2016

Barry Adamson - Hebden Bridge Trades Club 10 March 2016

Had a fantastic night over at Hebden Bridge Trades Club on March the 10th as Barry and his band performed a fantastic set.  Unusual to go to a gig that had seats laid out in this tiny venue.  I opted to sit in the booth to the front left of the stage, view only partially obscured by a man who must have been 17ft tall.

Barry performed 14 tracks in total, a few from the new album including 'Death Takes a Holiday' which he described as a Kid Creole style track (Who am I to argue)and ended the gig with a fantastic finale of 'Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)."

Full track listing in the picture where I'm holding up the set list below.

One of the young ladies doing the merchandise came up to the front of the stage just before the first encore and got us up dancing for a few songs before the end of the gig which I have to say surprised me but was well worth the effort even for an old bloke like me with a mystic rhythm that can only be described for those that likely saw it as a twitch ;-)

I was kindly given permission to use my DSLR camera before the gig started but the AF illuminator on the Nikon was just too bright and I didn't want to annoy the band and Barry so in the end just snapped a few on my iPhone 6 so apologies the quality aren't that good.

If you get a chance to go and catch Barry Adamson live you really will not be disappointed, he is just mr cool and supported by a most excellent set of musicians.

Thursday 10 March 2016

Philippe Carly - Magazine, Howard Devoto, New Wave Photographs.

Every so often I stumble across Magazine related items of interest and think wow that's great and this is particularly true of a fabulous photographer Philippe Carly who has a fantastic series of Magazine and Howard Devoto photo's from back in the 80's on his website here; Philippe Carly - New Wave Photos

Philippe has kindly allowed me to share a couple of these as you will see below but he has many more to view on his web site as highlighted above.

It's rare to see a photographer prepared to upload this volume of photo's so that we can all see and enjoy them.  His passion for the bands I love really surprised me and I just had to raise awareness of his work to a wider audience.

As an amateur photographer myself who loves to take pics at gigs, I have a very simple approach to my work which is, What I see is what you get and that typically includes the flaws and all. I just shoot as I see it and sometimes I get great pics and sometimes not.

That is why I'm really interested in Philippe's work because he has a similar approach.
He has captured a love for the bands he photographed at the height of their careers in many cases.

Please DO NOT rip off his photo's or edit them.  We should look after these wonderful images and respect his work.

Thank you Philippe for allowing me to upload these and share with other Magazine, Howard Devoto fans.

You can also purchase Philippe's book here; New Wave Photos Book and he also has a Facebook Page here; New Wave Photos Facebook Page

Magazine - September 18, 1978 - Forest National - Brussels, Belgium
More photo's from this session can be viewed here; Philippe Carly - Magazine Photographs
"(c) Philippe Carly -

 Howard Devoto - September 4, 1983 - Brielpoort - Deinze, Belgium
More photo's from this session can be viewed here; Philippe Carly - Howard Devoto Photographs
"(c) Philippe Carly -