Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Short Fanzine Delay: With regret, the print shop had a machine breakdown whilst printing issue #92.
75% of the fanzines have been printed and are being enveloped at the moment.
As soon as the balance is printed, they will be sent out together.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Everything That You Need To Know:
Thanks to MHB Ronan LeLagadec for the link.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lemmy On 'Tis-Was' 1981-82: Not the actual Motorhead edition of this zany kids TV programme, but Lemmy with Denise from Girlschool, Dollar, and Buck's Fizz.
Thanks to Sarmad Sheikh for the link.
I had never seen this clip, so it's a bonus.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Essential Viewing: Motorhead interview and 'I Know How To Die' live in the studio - The Harald Schmidt Show - 22nd November 2011.
Part 1:
Part 2:
Whole Show:
Thanks to Ute Kromrey, Motorhead PR, for the links.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Topical Motorhead: And very apt it is, too, but didn't we know that.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Amazon Notifed Me: That 'The World is Ours Vol 1' was posted on Saturday, so it should arrive today.
No posts here last week, busy writing the envelopes for the 92nd fanzine...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The 'Rock 'n' Roll Ink' Book: Is a collection of well over 100 gig reviews, mainly of bands playing at the local (to me) Mr. Kyps venue. Reviews were (and still are) welcomed on the website, and I must thank Mr. Kyp himself for offering this opportunity, as it did wonders for my writing skills.
Some writers like to wait to allow the event to infuse, and brew, before being written. I prefer the urgency of the occasion to flow into the review, and wrote them within 24 hours of seeing the gig, whilst the memories were still alive, vivid, and fresh.
As most writers' do, I kept copies, and this proved good sense, as at the drop of a hat, Kyp closed down the old website and started a new one, so all of that local rock 'n' roll history disappeared overnight.
And proud of every review, I thought that it would be an idea to publish them on Amazon as a download book. But I asked Mr. Kyps' permission first, as the reviews were, in effect, (as each review earned 2 tickets to a future gig), his copyright. And great character and nice guy that he is, he was happy to allow me to do so.
Along wth the 'Bournemouth Rocks!' book, the Motorhead books and fanzines, and 'Rock 'n' Roll Ink,' my life going to see live bands is just about covered.
My thanks must also go to MHB Ned Popac, who recently originated the cover for the 'Rock 'n' Roll Ink' book.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Panic Now Over: Mick Stevenson tells me that Lemmy's injury has healed, and the tour will now forge ahead as normal. Typically, there have been no replacement dates announced for Bristol and Norwich, and don't you know, that the fanzine going to print today means that they will announce them tomorrow. But we have this oracle as a back-up, so all is not lost.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Yes, Hammersmith Was Alive & Kicking: MHB 3413 wrote this on the imotorhead forum - Oh well in a few words, Hammersmith was unbeatable, full house (I mean no space for not even 1 small human being), loud as f**k, I really should have worn my earplugs. Crowd was happy and excited, it was a kick ass night. Playlist was the same as Wolves + Whorehouse Blues, Lemmy had his finger protected, and when Tim had to change his bandage, Lemmy was shaking a lot, I hope it wasn't hurting. He made a good effort tonight, cheers to Lemmy. It was a real good one folks, cheers!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

As Far As I Can Gather Hammersmith Is On For Tonight - And It's Sold Out.

Friday, November 11, 2011

With Regret The Norwich Date Has Also Been Postponed.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tour Resumed With Norwich Gig: The Motorhead UK tour 2011 will resume on Friday with the UEA gig in Norwich. Somehow, Lemmy cut his finger, which meant that he was unable to play. The Colston Hall Bristol sold-out show will be re-scheduled.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Colston Hall Bristol Show Cancelled: Lemmy has injured his left hand, and last night's show had to be cancelled.
As is the Motorhead way in such instances, I feel sure that the sell-out date will be re-scheduled.
With 2 days to go until the next gig in Norwich, Get Well Soon, Lemmy.

Meanwhile, there are some great clips and interviews from the Chile show in the 'Latest News' link on

Monday, November 07, 2011

'Thunder In A Bottle': I am rather proud of my book titles, and this is no exception. I always run them as a search on Amazon to make sure that there are not dozens of others the same. To my surprise, there were not, and it came about, as usual, by accident rather than design.
My son and I were talking about something which happened where he works, and like most work environments, there are maybe 5 or 6 people involved, which contains any situation, and I said "its a bit like thunder in a bottle."
So that's where the title came from, as this story is about 3 next door neighbours, (7 people interacting, mostly), and a situation arises, and is contained mainly within the vicinity of those 3 properties.
Of course, as with all neighbours, they know one another, and say Hello when necessary, and have a chat now and again. But a situation arises when an outside source comes into play, which causes them to strengthen their relationships by working together, and of course, the inevitable fatalities take place, simmering it into a boiling point of another excellent and page-turning Burridge story.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Wolverhapton Gig Review:
Link found by Eric Billett.
Clearly, the reviewer should have stayed at home with mummy, trying to find out where his balls are!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Fastway - The Making Of 'Eat Dog Eat':
'When The Clouds Have Passed': Writing and getting all of the details right for the 2012 publication of my Motorhead 'Live To Win' book, I didn't write any fiction for about 4 years. But when Xmas 2009 came along, I decided that it was about time that I did so again, and got down to starting it over the festive break.
Mrs. B is a nurse, and often works over Xmas, so there are quite a few hours here on my own to enjoy. There was no plan to the story, other than wondering, at the outset, what a retired man whose wife has passed away would do with his time in a small village like Upton? Quite a cast of characters presented themselves as the plot progressed, so much so, that one of my Scandinavian readers commented that the story was very much like an Agatha Christie.
Flattered to be even mentioned in the same breath as the great lady crime writer, I hadn't thought about that aspect, but yes, it as a spot-on observation; mainly due to the 7 widows whom our retired man, Fred Whistler, helps with their gardening.
The story begins with Fred paying one of these lady's a visit for a day of weeding and tidying up, only to find that she has passed away in her sleep. Calling the doctor, who announces that the death is not by natural causes, but by smothering with a pillow, the story forges ahead from that point onwards. Somehow, Fred is named in her Will as the sole inheritor, how, he doesn't know, but it points the finger of suspicion at him; and the relatives who stood to benefit, are not amused, either.
It is about a 4 hour read, as I wanted it to be fairly low priced book to encourage sales, and there's also the download for even less.