Welcome To My Blog

Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.

Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. So now I've told you the legal bit !

Feel free to give me a shout : waltjabsco@hotmail.com

Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!

Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

The Save BBC 6 Music Petition...

I was reading this piece in this morning's Metro News & have transcribed it : I've long held that the BBC needs the budgetary equivalent of a gastric band but axing 6Music is insane. An incubator for potentially world-conquering British musicians - watch Mumford & Sons go ! - it's run on a shoestring budget of around £9 million. Ditching it is the equivalent of a morbidly obese glutton removing the lettuce leaf from his afternoon snack of half a dead cow on a bun with chips. Slash the insane sums wasted on a bloated administration, vanity building projects, overpaid 'talent' or indecently large crews at events such as the Winter Olympics, where BBC staff outnumbered Team GB. On breakfast TV, one fat cat chirruped that 6Music's output could be easily absorbed by Radio 1. So, they'll play an obscure Welsh language indie band between GaGa & Ke$ha ? Phill Jupitus rightly brands the threatened closure as "an act of cultural vandalism". Join the clamour to save it at www.petition.fm/petitions/6musicasiannet/1000/ and remind the Beeb who foots the bill.

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