October dates and US Gov’t shutdown

Greetings Mailing List –
A few dates coming up that may interest you.This Sunday, October 6 at 1pm Eastern Daylight Time  (6pm Greenwich Daylight Time), I will do a live interview on the  Atlantic Tunnel internet radio program(me).

Then the following Sunday, October 13 at 6pm, I will take part in a “Classic Albums Sunday” session devoted to Nick Drake’s Bryter Later lp at The House of Barnabas in Greek St, Soho, London. We will listen the vinyl all the way through and talk about the recording.

Two Sundays later, October 27 at 3pm, I will talk about Sixties Psychedelia as part of “The Rest Is Noise” weekend at the South Bank. Tickets can be bought here.

There are some new links up on my website (and Facebook page) that you may not be aware of – one is a segment from the filming of my Chinese White Bicycles evening with Robyn Hitchcock at Chicago’s Old Town School of Music

(Show link)
Joe Boyd & Robyn Hitchcock (Chinese White Bicycles) – “Way Back in the 1960s” & “To the Aisle.”
Robyn Hitchcock and I have a double-act, where I read from “White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s” and he sings the song I’ve written about. The great documentarian Peter Gilbert filmed us at our show at the Old Town School in Chicago and I’ve put up a section of the film here. Watch this space – there may be more film to come in future…. (Because he sometimes sings Mike Heron’s “Chinese White” after I talk about the Incredible String Band, we sometimes call the show “Chinese White Bicycles”. When we think that might confuse people who don’t know the reference, we call it “Live and Direct from 1967”) Download ‘White Bicycles: Audible – http://bit.ly/whitebicyclesaud Amazon – http://bit.ly/whitebicycles Follow Joe Boyd: http://joeboyd.co.uk http://facebook.com/joeboydproducer

a couple of years back and the other is the YouTube Channel that follows “White Bicycles” from beginning to end with my selection of clips showing all the musicians I talk about.

And don’t forget – “White Bicycles” is now available as an audio book, read by yours truly.

I’ll keep you posted about other things that may be of interest.

In the meantime, with the US Gov’t shut down, the Right Wing rampant in almost every democracy, the Middle East in violent turmoil, Fukushima spewing millions of gallons of radioactive water into the Pacific, why am I in a good mood? Because the Pirates are in the Playoffs for the first time in 20 years and QPR is top of the League! Sports is the opium of the people! At least this people…..