Let me take you down…

Was in The Craven Arms last night. The room had been packed full of people all drinking before the James/Echo and the Bunnymen did. Talking loudly so you couldn’t hear the background music. When they disappeared I could make out ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ which instantly set me on edge.
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The Catapult Club Archive – A Glowing Review and a Nearly-Rant But Thankfully Not Quite (good old optimism.)

I went to the launch event of The Catapult Club Archive on Thursday, an event held as part of Vivid Projects’ 33 Revolutions series, a multi-strand series of events asking whether art and culture can still be the catalyst for social change. That night’s event was hosted by Jez Collins, founder of the Birmingham Music Archive, and would feature an interview with Arthur Tapp, founder of The Catapult Club, who since 1988 has promoted a staggering amount of bands, putting them on in venues such as the Hare and Hounds in King’s Heath and the much-missed the Jug of Ale in Moseley. Now resident at The Actress and Bishop near St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter amongst others, he is still carrying on today – September will be the 25th anniversary.

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Institute of Creative and Critical Writing: A Creative and Critical Review via Pink Floyd.

NB – for salient information on Birmingham City University’s Institute of Creative and Critical Writing and what it hopes to achieve, the Fellowships’ aims and interests go to the website. For a typically enthusiastic and rambling review with some great links, please read on 🙂

The walk down Gas Street Basin was uneventful. No soundtracks to my walk, my iPod had died on me, and an attempt to stream Pink Floyd’s ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’ from Live at Pompeii through my phone failed to connect the moment just after the ‘Syncopated Pandemonium’ section began to segue into the final ‘Celestial Voices’ suite.

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