Sunday, September 30, 2007

Motorblog Logical But Interesting: There are 4 things in life we cannot recover -
The stone...after it's been thrown.
The word... after it's been spoken.
The occasion...after it's been lost.
The time...after it's gone.
And like the old man used to say "If we could be wise before the event, just once, it would be nice."

Friday, September 28, 2007

Motorblog War-Pig vs Snaggletooth?: Back in January I had reason to standardise the Motorhead 'Skulls' name. I asked Lemmy, he said "It's the War-Pig."
The 'Snaggletooth' song was written by Lemmy as a biographical lyric, all about him and his then new teeth. You must know the bit "Speed don't kill and I'm the proof, gonna raise the roof, just call ME Snaggletooth."?
Motorblog Load Of Old Tatt!: Did you see 'London Ink'? It was OK, no 'Miami Ink' by any stretch, and the bird on there no Kat Von D. The 'Grafiti' (you see, there's another not in the dictionary! See Billy Connoly Blog last week!), trained guy looks like a slightly older Vivian (Adrian Edmonson) from 'The Young Ones,' the American, well, not decided as he tatt'd a bird's feet, and of course, it f***ing well hurt, so judgement reserved. The Boss, who's fame is with him because he tatt'd David Beckham, is OK, and has the others on tenterhooks, (and started his own 'must watch' soap opera), because he wants them to broaden their skills rather than keep specialising in their chosen designs.
It was OK, but I don't believe Miami Ink has any concerns about it putting them off the TV or, indeed, out of business. In fact, now Kat Von D has left the shop, in tears, and moved back to LA, (which I believe was just concocted to enable her start up her own shop and another TV programme, which, [no surprises here] will probably be called 'LA INK'); as after all, she is exceptionally talented and cannot be left to go to waste.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Motorblog Tonight's Head Cat Gig: At Safari Sam's in Hollywood has been cancelled according to the Head Cat My Space site.
Motorblog Joe Petagno - Lemmy's Statement: As many of you know, we have been working with Joe Petagno for 31 years. We always treated Joe fairly, and I would like to stress that at no time did my manager demand what Joe thinks he demanded - it is all a colossal misunderstanding. We have always loved his artwork, obviously, and if he now decides to stop working with us, we have no choice but to use someone else. However...if he will not discuss this personally and try to work things out, I think it's a great tragedy. If Joe continues with us, no one would be more delighted than me. If it's goodbye, Joe, I wish you well, but I hope, even at this stage, to be reconciled and continue our association.


Lemmy Kilmister.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Motorblog A Quick Holiday In NZ?: Rumour has it Limited Edition 'Motorhead Taranaki' T-shirts are being printed for the two gigs in New Zealand on October 19th and 20th.
Prior to this, the band have only broken their 'Motorhead England' T-shirt ruling for 'Motorhead Deutschland,' so this is quite something.
The shirts will be made available to ticket holders only.

Thanks to MHB 1916 Artyom Golew for this news.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Motorblog Lemmy@ The MTV Awards: Playing 'I'll Be Your Sister' with Dave Grohl on drums; a light in these dark times.
And 'Shake Your Blood' Part 1
amd Part 2

Thanks to MHB Tim Shockley who found them.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Motorblog Stealing The Motorhead Posters: for the October 20th gig in New Zealand seems to be the trend over there, so much so, and due to the huge 'Sell Out' ticket sales, another show has been added at the TSB Stadium on October 19th.
Rather than steal them, our MHB buddy, Jimmy McCarthy has a Link to print out a copy on his site within the Blog dated September 19th.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Motorblog 'Taratata' French TV: MHB 2715 'Iron Lady' wised me up to these, I had watched the songs before but not the interview or the 'extras;' great stuff and my thanks to her, and yours too, when you've seen 'em. for 'Ace Of Spades.' for 'One Night Stand.' for the Band interview. for the Motorhead and Deep Purple 'Extras.'

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Bloatermog Billy Connoly: Did a sketch at some point, and I remember it well 'cos I laughed a lot as it seemed to be true; and it was about being sick when you're drunk.
And he rambled on about how every time you're sick when you're pissed there are always tiny bits of carrot in the sick even if you've not eaten carrot for months!
So Billy reckoned there was this gremlin, or elf, or something, who appeared when we were being sick, who had a bag full of chopped carrots with him; and as we threw up, he'd throw a few into the mix so that by hook or by crook there would be carrots in our puke.
Well, I haven't been pissed lately, (hmph, no chance of that any more!), but I can relate Billy's story / joke with my dictionary.
Jane bought me a new one a year or so ago for £1 in one of those discount book shops. A nice gesture, my old one, and the thesaurus, (which she also replaced), were quite worn and threadbare.
But rather like Billy's carrot gremlin or elf, I think I also have one or both with these books, more especially the dictionary; but this gremlin or elf hides the words I'm looking for!
I'm not kidding!
Every word I look for isn't there!
And of course, every word I don't want; IS!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Motorblog Three From The Ramones: For the weekend, really, but slightly early as wishful thinking, perhaps?
Firstly, 'Pet Sematary' as it's a great song, great lyrics and thank you Stephen King.
Then 'Poison Heart' again, just 'cos it's great,
and The Ramones cover of The Who's 'Substitute' as Lemmy's in it several times; cameoing.
These You Tube's are a good idea, but I can't help thinking how much better it'd be if we could get some of it on a DVD. All of the above are, but Lemmy with Metallica isn't, (or is it? do you know something I don't? let me know for the fanzine if so), but videos like The Young & Moody Band, Rockstage and so on, we've been waiting years to see. It beats me why they aren't out there to buy? Musician's are missing out on Royalties.
Motorblog Metallica And Lemmy Play 'Damage Case':
Motorblog Web Of Spider: Yes, OK, I know Philthy's got his new 'Capricorn' band going, but the 4 tracks he did with Web Of Spider still grab me, man; so if you haven't yet, (shame on you), have a listen right now!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Motorblog Another Head Cat Gig: Is booked for Safari Sam's, 5214 W.Sunset Boulevard, Holywood, California for September 27th - so if you hapen to be in the area...

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Motorblog: Oh, The Yellow Rose of Texas,
and The Man from Laramee,
they called on Davey Crockett,
to have a cup of tea,
the tea was so delicious,
they had another cup,
and left old Davey Crockett,
to do the washing up.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Motorblog Four Treats For The Weekend: The Young And Moody Band video for 'Don't Do That'
10 Minutes from 1980's 'Rockstage'
Keli Raven's 'Bad Boyz 4 Life'
And Boy's Don't Cry 'I Wanna Be A Cowboy,' which was one of, if not the first cameo role Lemmy had ever made in another band's video.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Motorblog Rock Star Mortality: Our good friend and fellow Motorheadbanger from New Zealand, Vitus McD, found this on the Internet where they believe being a 'Pop Star' leads to pushing up daisies far earlier than if the very same person had not stumbled across such an ill-gotten career and had worked in an office or factory instead. (It seems like the author is a bad karoake singer with a chip on their shoulder after being kicked off the 1st Round of 'X-Factor'!)
So have they not studied the cases of Lemmy Kilmister, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce or Ginger Baker? And the list goes on and on proving their theory is nothing more than so much bullshit!
Obviously someone did not do their homework before putting pen to paper, never mind actually printing this embarrassing piece of journalism!
(You will be standing outside the Headmaster's door at 9am tomorrow morning without any books stuffed down the backside of your trousers!)
Every one of the above musicians has spent their entire life in the music business, and every one of them is well over 60 years of age, and in one or two cases, over 70!
So where's the logic?
Who did they use to illustrate this groundbreaking new theory?
Kurt Cobain?
That was suicide! Or was it?
Elvis Presley?
Elvis Lives - Uh-Huh!
Who else is there young and of any significance as a 'Pop Star' who has died?
To be honest, if the office or factory career versus being a 'Famous Pop Star' were offered to any of us, even the person who originated and wrote this article, I know which option every darned one of us would have taken!
Office and factory workers get their name in the local rag and that's it.
Famous Rock and Pop Stars get the National News Headlines and their name lives on far beyond the prescribed three-score-years-and-ten.
And this is why, given the talent and the opprtunity, WE WOULD ALL TAKE THE ROCK STAR OPTION!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Motorblog Buzzwords My Ass: They're ramming another new word down our throats lately - 'footprint.' I first heard it at work about 10 years ago, where the 'footprint' for my job was the area I needed to carry out the work in. Now, or according to the TV ads the 'carbon footprint' is with us, and it seems to relate to how much CO2 we're putting into the environment from within our own homes, our very own FOOTPRINT. Much of it appears to relate to leaving our TV, DVD player, video machine etc, in Stand By mode, which, they say, adds carbon dioxide to the ozone, and hence, a hotter climate.
But it's not only the carbon footprint and the ozone we should worry about, it's our electricity bill. Far more important as it's money spent on energy doing nothing other than having those pieces of machinery 'ticking over' and sending the bill through the roof! And it's not only those items permanently burning electricity you need think about, have you noticed how the leccy bill has increased since you've had Broadband? Yep, leaving your Broadband on 'tickover' whilst you're asleep and at work is also sending your bill sky high.
When you think about it, at home, you're on the Net maybe for a couple hours a day, so it's ON for the other Twenty-Two!
Doing Nothing but costing YOU money!
We also have, well, here in the UK, anyway, to pay more for our 'Road Tax' if our vehicles are in the higher cc bracket, and over the last 2 years my Road Tax has increased by £10, (the 'Gas Guzzlers, or 'Jeeps,' have increased even more!), to pay for our 'increased carbon emissions.
We've paid it.
And we paid it because if we didn't they won't give us the Road Tax disc to place inside the vehicle to allow us on the road.
So what have the Government done with this 'extra' money?
Have they used it to clean the piece of the Ozone we 'high-end users' (to use another 'Buzz Word') made 'dirty' with our larger cc engines?
Have they fuck!
It was just another con and we fell for it yet again!
Well, in truth we didn't fall for it, we were told we had to pay it and had no option but to do so.
And we're living in a democracy?

Monday, September 03, 2007

Motorblog 'Action Man' / 'The Head Cat' Story / Gig Review: MHB 199 Roger Neville-Neil treats us to another of his Action Man stories within a gig review (and some photos) at: and the address is difficult (like this) to get in the fanzine, so it's here or at Roger's Link on the website.

On average, over 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens, biros, or their lids, every year.
Motorblog My First of September: Those of you familiar with and the 'I'll Be Your Sister' Link will be thrilled with 'I'll Be Your Sister II - Sister Inferno' who fills out a slightly modified 'Inferno' T-shirt splendidly; and 'I'll Be Your Sister III - Sister Ass of Spades'. They are a rare but joyous glimpses at the female form within a world of 98% male denim-and-leather-clad-Motorheadbangers.


Thank you, Henri.