I found out yesterday that Holger Czukay died on the 5th of this month. It is so sad. I have been listening to his music and collaborations for over 30 years now. Some time ago I went to see him live at the Roundhouse in Camden. It was a great show. He had so much energy. It was such a fun show.
I will be listening to his music over the next few days and enjoying it, remembering what an incredible innovator he was, and how he influenced so many creative people. He’ll be missed by many. He will be missed by me.
The voice of Lady Penelope in the Thunderbirds. She was excellent and a part of the team that brought us so many amazing things like Thunderbirds, Stingray, UFO, Space 1999. She will be missed but has left such a legacy. All the more reason to look forward to the three new episodes of Thunderbirds coming soon.
I really enjoyed the dramatisation with Kenneth Brannagh some years ago. I think I’ve watched it a couple of times now and the story is one that I find quite inspiring. So it was nice to see these commemorative stamps. At some point I’d like to find out a bit more about him and his other expeditions. One day I’ll do that.
It is a truly amazing thing that Disquiet has been going for 19 years now. I’m in awe. To maintain and develop such and amazing site for that long is a real achievement. I have to take my hat off to Marc for doing it.
Of course he has the best taste too, his choice of people to interview is impeccable! Of course I would say that, wouldn’t I!
I nearly missed it but found their tweet this morning letting me know that the song of theirs that I love so much “Crease in his hat” is on iTunes, and Amazon, and, after a tiny bit of looking, it’s on Spotify too. All of which is brilliant.
The best thing was that they got in touch with me at all. It reminds me of how different things are these days. There was a time when it was really difficult to get in touch with bands or musicians you liked. These days they get in touch with you!
It’s always lovely to have Mr Concretedog over. This time he came to work on the SoundLab Play Space event with me, and I have to say that I couldn’t have done it all without him. He brought a little gift this time. A badge he made with his own CNC. Cool yeah?
I have posted about this before, and this is going to be the last plug I give for it, so forgive my shameless self promotion. But I was very pleased to have been asked to do it, and for it to have been published in the end, so here’s a last link for it. It’s on the Disquiet site now, go take a look.