Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Good to see the new series of Dr. Who kicking off with some South London locations, with the good Dr. and assistant rushing across Westminster Bridge to see off an alien intelligence controlling killer showroom dummies from its lair under the London Eye. All this no doubt a knowing nod to the ancient battles between a previous incarnation of the Doctor and the daleks on the South Bank, when they too walked (or rather wheeled) Westminster Bridge - this was way back in 1964's 'Dalek Invasion of Earth' apparently. Same shot of the Bridge from the South side figures in the closing scene of 'Queen of the Damned' (2002) by the way, with the Vampire Lestat also crossing the river there - go easy up there. By the way anyone know where Billie Piper's flat was supposed to be in Saturday's episode?
Friday, March 25, 2005
"We're back! Along with Springtime, little lambs and all manner of frisky animals the Exploding Cinema returns! With a host of gems mined from the homeground underground - films, videos, performance - we're starting our new season on Saturday April 16th at The Hatcham Social Club Hall 369 Queens Road, New Cross London SE14(New Cross Gate Tube + Queens Road Peckham BR, Buses: 36, 53, 171) Doors open at 8pm, entrance £4.
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Tomorrow sees a night of Film, Video, Performance and Music at Bubblegum, 46 Deptford Broadway, SE8. It's 8pm t0 1am, £2.50 entry, which has got to be worth it just to see what 'Flying Wolves' are all about.
contact details and directions from the Bubblegum website.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
There's a "bloody great" Friday planned this Friday, March 25th, when XXIV Records (who ever they are) and our good, mad friends at Rocklands present a solo-show by Gemma Ray Ritual plus support and guest DJs at the Paradise, I mean Six String. GMR is worth checking out if you like your tunes a bit blue-sy and folk-sy. I've only heard the band but I'm sure the solo set will shimmer.
Sunday, March 20, 2005
Tuesday April 26th 2005, 7.30 pm at the Pullens Centre, 184 Crampton Street, SE17- Brixton Prison Blues - the history of Brixton Prison and some of its illustrious inhabitants.
Tuesday May 10th 2005, 7:30 pm, meet at 56a Crampton St for a 'Wild Walworth' history walk.
Tuesday June 7th 2005, 7.30 pm at the Pullens Centre, 184 Crampton Street, SE17- The Battle of the Beanfield - Andy Worthington (author of 'Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion') on the 20th anniversary of this notorious police trashing of would-be Stonehenge festival-goers.
Map of Crampton Street here
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
The café will operate a non smoking policy for these screenings. Breastfeeding welcome. your baby can sit on your lap. Safe storage for buggies and changing area provided. Time: Doors at 1.00pm, films start at 2.00pm.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
This month, X-FM rated Neils Children join Richard Sanderson rated Wet Dog (a bit like The Slits, apparently) and (following the tradition, started last month, of bands I’ve not heard of that are named after accessories, see Mitten) Good Shoes, who get describe as “a stripped down basic Strokes” here.
DJ’s are from local heroes The Vichy Government and The (lovely) Swear. It’s £3. Have a very good reason if you’re not going.
Sunday, March 06, 2005
- Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine – The Only living boy in new cross (1992)
- Robert Wyatt – Red Flag (song written in New Cross, 1889)
- Marie Lloyd – Coster's wedding (1904) - 'Queen of the Music Hall' lived in Lewisham Way.
- Fats Waller – The Joint is Jumpin (played at New Cross Empire, 1938)
- Goons – You gotta go owww (Spike Milligan lived in Lewisham and performed in Deptford)
- Bonzo Dog Band – Canyons of your mind (met at Goldsmiths, New Cross)
- Velvet Underground – Venus in Furs (John Cale went to Goldsmiths)
- Squeeze - Up the Junction (Greenwich band, early gigs in Deptford)
- Kate Bush – Hounds of Love (lived in Brockley, played at Royal Albert before it was the Paradise Bar)
- Chords – Maybe Tomorrow (Deptford/SE London mod revivalists)
- Alternative TV – Action Time Vision (Mark Perry from Deptford)
- Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing (lived on Crossfields Estate, song about a Deptford pub)
- This Heat – SPQR (late 70s, lived in Speedwell House squat in Deptford)
- Homosexuals – My Night Out (as above)
- Johnny Osbourne – 13 Dead and Nothing Said
- Linton Kwesi Johnson- New Crass Massacre (previous two both about New Cross fire)
- Test Department – Roman war song
- Band of Holy Joy – Mad Dot (previous two both started out in Nettledon Road, New Cross).
- June Brides – Every Conversation (Lewisham band, played a lot in New X)
- Blur – Song 2 (met at Goldsmiths)
- Placebo – Nancy Boy (met in Deptford, Brian Molko lived in Drakefell Road)
- Steve Harley- Judy Teen (lived in New X, went to Edmund Waller school)
- Violets – Laxteen (current Angular favourites).
All other suggestions welcome!
Thursday, March 03, 2005