The majority of these acts appeared an the inaugural weekend of The Black Barn Stage at OFF THE TRACKS musical festival in September. Usual links to be found on my blog access it via my website www.wizardmarra.com BIGGLES WARTIME BAND – MIDNIGHT SPECIAL WIZARDMARRA – FORECAST ROUGHNECK RIOT – THIS IS OUR DAY THE BEEKEEPERS – DO YOU BEHAVE LIKE THIS AT HOME THE HANG PROJECT R CAJUN & THE ZYDECO BROTHERS – LA CREME DE FAIM. DREAM CIRCUIT – SOUL PLANTATION EARTHLING SOCIETY – THE GREEN MANALISHI FLORA GOLDEN – FLAMES YLEM LARSA WILLE & THE BANDITS – CHILLOUT Continue reading OTT BLACK BARN SPECIAL
Yes, I know it’s been too long away again, but it’s never too late to do it and it’s slowly building up over the years so maybe when I’m dead and gone my great great great great grandson or daughter can read about me and my exploits, thoughts my hopes and fears for our future world and say to themselves “and I thought me dad was a Looney!” Three reasons for this missive Three reasons to break silence Three gifting’s to reveal The First is one of music, of giggling and singsong celebrating from machine to ears and inside for Continue reading OFF FESTIVALS AND FESTIVITIES AND CATCHING THE INTERNET IN A JAR.
That’s what some would say as I sit here on my own while my good Ladymarra is partying on down at Solfest. Perhaps it is, but I don’t think so and I’m not entirely on my own as my good friend Jose is by my side and Snr Cuervo is such good fun, I may get philosophical or have a rant later, but for now it’s time for the annual fun that is Podcast…… ……and here it is! I had a LOT of fun putting it together and it enabled me to play some tracks by good people who I’ve Continue reading THE JOURNAL OF BILLY NO MATES
I’ve just received an email from Dave Smith of NEM Productions with some sad news about the talented guitarist Johnny Dickinson. Here I have taken the liberty to reproduce part of that email. “Hi All, I’m sending you this Email because you have had something to do with Johnny over the last few years. You may, or may not, be aware that last year, Johnny was diagnosed with a form of Blood cancer, and as a result, needed to have a course of Chemotherapy, which meant, of course, that his touring schedule was cancelled. He got through the treatment OK, Continue reading JOHNNY DICKINSON
OK, Here it is the first NUTS IN MAY SPECIAL podcast. Not every track on it is by someone appearing at the festival but I’ll tell you here who they are and in every subsequent podcast there will be more as they are announced. By the time the next one goes up the website for the festival will be fully up and running and not the “holding page” that you’ll see at present. Anyhow, here’s the running order for the current podcast… THE BOAT BAND – CUMBERLAND REEL THE POLYJESTERS – THOMAS BUILDER MISHAPED PEARLS – ODI EL AMO ACHISA Continue reading SQUIRRELKICKER