I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and saw at least some good weather.
Or, if you live south of the equator, I hope the winter has not been too cold...and that spring will be soon arriving.
Regrettably, the hard disc with all my music on it is in its death throes. I am presently transferring the data - at incredibly slow speed - to alternative storage media.
I hope to be able to post some more music some time into next week...
Many thanks to all who mailed or posted information about the 1977 concert from Middlesbrough. "Here today - gone tomorrow", as they say. Sadly, I belong to those who missed the boat, so to speak, so I cannot help.
How ironic though, that for a man from Factory Records, the best label we ever had, Peter Hook's interests are now handled by a record company exec.
"Carrot and Stick", goes the saying - the threatened "further action" in the case of the Jane's Addiction Blog being the latter. But as for the former, the "carrot"? A date perhaps when these concerts, including the Ajanta and Lyceum concerts, the rare She's Lost Control video, might be released? "At some point in the future", was all I got. But one should be grateful for that.
Such are the music industry power games: big labels, with bigshot lawyers to keep the fans in their place. Such a far cry from Factory Records.
"Life is for living", as a certain Peter Hook once said, a wise statement and valuable innoculation against the unhealthy "Ian worshipping" from so many sources (he "died for us", as a foolish journalist is said to have once written).
Maybe "music is for listening to"? If a band, maybe Coldplay or similar, could make a studio album available as a "pay us what you think it's worth" download, why not then a 30-year-old concert?