Game 1 – MI vs RCB

How lovely to see the IPL back in its homeland and at its usual time in the year too. Of course this season it’s all about neutral stadiums and the curtain raiser today was played out at the Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. Chris Lynn along with the six-foot-eight-inch left-arm Proteas seamer, Marco Jansen made their respective debuts for Mumbai. CHRIS LYNN This game most certainly … Continue reading Game 1 – MI vs RCB

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Hurry Up Harry vs Teen Age Riot

I’ve never been that sure. Is it Teen Age Riot or Teenage as in Teenage Dirtbag or Rampage? You see so many different things. Anyway, today sees the New Yorker’s take on the might of Surrey punksters Sham 69. “Weeeeeee’re goin’ dan the pub” It’s on my favourite Sham 69 album, That’s Life where it’s all part of the story. Back online, Punky Gibbon left … Continue reading REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Hurry Up Harry vs Teen Age Riot

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Container Drivers vs God Only Knows

The draw hasn’t been kind to The Fall but I’m loathe to fix things. This could be the biggest mismatch so far but if I had it my way, Container Drivers would come out top no matter how great God Only Knows is. That first time I heard Container Drivers. They say you often remember your first time don’t they. It was another Peel show … Continue reading REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Container Drivers vs God Only Knows

No, lockdowns don’t work…

I think we’ve seen enough evidence now, in one year, to know that lockdowns don’t work. And they most certainly damage the country’s economy. Maybe we, the public have learned things about the virus along the way though it seems the government haven’t. There are so many opinions divided over Covid. It’s a deadly virus, we get that. It’s easily spread, we get that too. … Continue reading No, lockdowns don’t work…

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: The Members vs Stray Cats

The things you learn, eh? All these years I just assumed that Stray Cats were from Brighton or some place, at the very least were English but no – four decades on and you learn that they were from a place called Massapequa – that’s Long Island, New York. Rewind a long long way back and I’m in a children’s home in Surrey and this … Continue reading REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: The Members vs Stray Cats

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: All By Myself vs Honest Love

When I was youngI never needed anyoneAnd makin’ love was just for funThose days are gone I guess we call this a classic pop ballad. Almost all of us probably know those opening lines and it may also be one of those records you can remember buying or it reminds you where you were at the time or even who you were with. Living aloneI … Continue reading REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: All By Myself vs Honest Love

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Gene Vincent vs Cocteau Twins

Now I’m no fan of rock and roll by any stretch. But there are certain songs from the era I really like and their inclusion in this jukebox gives it more diversity for sure. Like many, my musical education was through the radio and John Peel who played an eclectic plethora of genre and sound. So I heard bits and pieces through the years and … Continue reading REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Gene Vincent vs Cocteau Twins

The Rebellious Jukebox

UPDATE: PHASE THREE DRAWS Beginning in April, Phase Three will be groups of three songs battling it out. There will be one tie tweeted each day rather than the current two. The following groups were created by RANDOMLIST, the online randomizer, not chosen by me. There are a couple of what we call groups of death here, namely Sweet Jane and Union City Blue, one … Continue reading The Rebellious Jukebox